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A State Nurse Surveyor Gives Kudos for Great ER Care
—Posted Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 4:00 pm— « »

I am pleased to share this note I received from a former patient.

I just wanted to take a moment to send this note of sincere gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful care I received on June 13 in your emergency department.

I was on my vacation, camping with my grandchildren, and I reached in the backseat to take the 3 year old out of his car seat and I twisted my back and felt a horrible pain. I waited a day and half before I sought out professional help, and by then I was in so much pain, I just could not stand it.

Your staff was exemplary and after an exam, I was given some pain medication to relieve my pain. Needless to say, my vacation was ruined, but my pain was relieved and I was able to make the five hour car trip back to Chico.

I am an RN and I work for the State of California as a surveyor nurse. We survey hospitals, nursing homes and others for compliance with state and federal regulations. I have surveyed many, many hospitals in my 23 year career and I must say, that I was really impressed with the care, service, cleanliness, friendliness of staff and promptness to my problem.

So, a big THANK YOU to your ER staff. Your dedication to your work is totally impressive. Ft. Bragg is truly fortunate to have such a fine community hospital.

Cathy A. Fowler

State of the Art Portable Ultrasound in E.R.
—Posted Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 7:59 pm— « »

Tamaki Kimbro _ UltrasoundThanks to WineSong! 2009 the Emergency Department at Mendocino Coast District Hospital has a new piece of equipment that will result in faster diagnosis, better decision making by ER doctors and better patient care.   The new piece of equipment is a portable ultrasound machine that gives ER physicians a quick and accurate “snapshot” of the heart and other major organs in our patient’s bodies.  (more…)