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MCDH Offers Coast Residents Latest Nuclear Medicine Camera Technology
—Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:59 pm— «

New Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera at Mendocino Coast District Hospital

Mendocino Coast District Hospital’s new, state-of-the-art Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera, the GE Discovery NM630. Left to right: Nuclear Medicine tech Nancy Mader, CNMT, RT(R); CFO/Interim CEO Wayne Allen, Board President Patricia Jauregui-Darland; Dr. Russell Perry; Randall Boberg, Interim Diagnostic Imaging Center Director.

Fort Bragg, California – July 1, 2014 – State-of-the-art technology is now in use at Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) in the form of a new Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera, purchased with funds raised by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation.

The Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera Project included purchase of the camera, new flooring, and architect fees. The Hospital Foundation provided the $346,000 via its annual Winesong! event and through community donations.

Interim Diagnostic Imaging Center Manager Randall Boberg says, “This diagnostic equipment gives Mendocino Coast residents access to technology that is five years newer than what is being used in some Santa Rosa- and San Francisco-area hospitals. Patients no longer have to travel ‘over the hill’ for nuclear medicine studies. They can have the best care here at Mendocino Coast District Hospital.”

The new Gamma camera, now in use at MCDH’s Diagnostic Imaging Center, is a GE Discovery NM630, a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system designed to offer more precise information and better outcomes for patients through earlier detection of disease.

The NM630 offers auto-body contouring for enhanced image clarity and resolution. Patients are closer to the detectors and scanning happens simultaneously on both front and back of the body, which also means a lower dose of radiation. Patients benefit by more comfortable positioning on the table, ease of access for all abilities and sizes (up to 500 pounds), and shorter scan time, maximizing patient comfort.

Studies include whole-body scans and bone scans; nuclear cardiac stress tests; liver, renal, spleen, and thyroid scans; brain scans; and lung scans. Patients may discuss the possibility of having a procedure by talking with their doctor. For more information, phone the Diagnostic Imaging Center at (707) 961-4940.

First Baby of 2012 Arrives!
—Posted Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 2:17 pm— « »

Jeanna Cauckwell, RN - House Supervisor with newborn Anthony Gomes

Jeanna Cauckwell, RN - House Supervisor with newborn Anthony Gomes

The entire MCDH family welcomes Anthony Gabrielle Gomes to the world and congratulates his parents, mom Menthie and dad Chris Gomes, third generation residents of Fort Bragg.

Little Anthony arrived at 4:31 pm on New Year’s Day. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.

This is Menthie’s first child.

We also want to acknowledge the generosity of local businesses who donated gifts to the Gomes Family as a way to welcome the hospital’s first baby of 2012. They include:

Harvest Market — gift basket
Oh baby — silver spoon, rattle (goodies)
Relish — gift certificate
Gallery Bookshop — gift certificate
Laurel Deli — gift certificate
Bowen of Mendocino — gift certificate
MCDH Gift Shop — receiving blankets

Happy New Year to the Gomes and to all our friends and neighbors on the Coast.

Tribute to a Great Man
—Posted Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm— « »

Jere 2010The entire Mendocino Coastal Community is shocked and saddened today by the news of the untimely death of Fort Bragg City Councilman, Jere Melo.  We are all devastated by the news that Jere was murdered on Saturday.   I have only been a resident of Fort Bragg and the Coast for 5 years, but during that time I developed a great respect and admiration for Jere Melo.  I have known him as a tireless public servant, who has had nothing but the betterment of our area as his top priority.  My fondest memory of Jere will always be related to the Annual World’s Largest Salmon BBQ in Fort Bragg.  I was honored the first year that Jere invited me to participate as a BBQ Cook.  I found Jere to be a very nurturing and enjoyable person to work with as he stayed by my side the entire day.   I have volunteered 3 times now.  And Jere has always been at my side.  I cannot imagine a Fort Bragg Salmon BBQ without him!  God Bless You Jere Melo.  You were an Angel on Earth and I have no doubt that you are now an Angel in Heaven looking down upon your beloved Fort Bragg.

Happy Fourth of July!
—Posted Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 1:15 pm— « »

DSCN1745Here on the Mendocino Coast of California, traditional Fourth of July celebrations include the extremely entertaining Fourth of July Parade in the Village of Mendocino and the Annual “World’s Largest” Salmon BBQ in Fort Bragg.  For the 3rd year, I have been privileged to serve as a volunteer BBQ chef for the Salmon BBQ event.  It is for a great cause – salmon restoration.    As many people know, salmon population levels have declined to alarmingly low levels in California and there is currently a moratorium in place to protect the species. 

 

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