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MCDH To Participate in County’s Biggest Loser Challenge
—Posted Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 9:10 am— « »

The hospital’s rehab / wellness team has just opened up registration for the Biggest Loser Challenge to employees and volunteers and the response has been enthusiastic, according to Wellness Coordinator Donna Schuler. If you haven’t heard, here’s what’s happening:

Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) will participate in the County of Mendocino’s 12-week “2013 Biggest Loser Challenge” beginning May 6 in an effort to improve the health of residents on the coast.

The announcement came from Sarah Wagner, PT, manager of the hospital’s rehabilitation program, who will facilitate the local program with MCDH Wellness Coordinator Donna Schuler.

Credit for the Biggest Loser Challenge and resource materials goes to Katie S. Ford, Mendocino County Wellness Program Specialist II. Ford is helping manage the MCDH effort and is providing all necessary resource materials at no cost to Mendocino Coast Hospital.

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It’s Time to Light Up A Life
—Posted Monday, October 29th, 2012 at 7:16 am— « »

For the eighth year, the hospital’s hospice program is holding its “Light Up A Life” fundraiser. For $25, the name of a loved one will be written on a silver star and placed on one of several beautiful “Memory” Trees in the lobby of the Outpatient Services Building.

Like last year, for $25 you can also honor a beloved pet. The pets name will be placed on smaller tree nearby.

On December 6 at 7pm, the names of all those honored will be read at the 8th Annual Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Our goal is to build awareness for the hospice program and raise funds to help our friends, family and neighbors deal with end of life. The program is supported entirely by donations. To buy a star, honor a loved one, and give a boost to hospice, click here to donate.

 

Collapetition
—Posted Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 8:16 pm— « »

DSCN1190I saw an article recently in Modern Healthcare magazine that spoke about “Outpatient Outlook” and focused on subjects relating to outpatient care today.  Some of the areas were the transition from inpatient procedures to outpatient procedures and patient safety.   One quote really caught my eye.   One of the panelists, Marty Bonick, President and CEO of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.    Bonick coined the term “collapetition,” which he defined as collaborating and competing at the same time.    It occurred to me that “collapetition” is happening in Mendocino County.  You may have seen a copy of the magazine that it pictured in this post called “Life & Health” magazine.   

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