The Miller Report: The Science Behind Wearing Masks

The Science Behind Wearing Masks Miller Report for the Week of September 22, 2020 By William Miller, MD – Chief of Staff at Adventist Health – Mendocino Coast Masks are the most effective strategy we have for controlling the overall spread of COVID through our communities, perhaps even more important than handwashing and social distancing.  We are beyond the point …

Two openings for Mendocino Coast Health Care District board members

There are two openings for Mendocino Coast Health Care District board members (four-year terms). To be placed on the November ballot you must complete and return an application for declaration of candidacy by August 7. Applications for declaration of candidacy may be faxed or emailed. Once received, Mendocino County will work with the candidate to complete the Declaration of Candidacy and other applicable …

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The Miller Report -First Case on the Coast and Testing

Tuesday, June 10, 2020 The weekly pandemic update from Mendocino Coast District Hospital and the City of Fort Bragg: FIRST LOCAL COVID CASE IDENTIFIED By William Miller, MD – Chief of Staff at MCDH Last week, Fort Bragg had its first local resident to be diagnosed with COVID-19. This person had traveled outside the community and became ill shortly after …

The Miller Report: May 19, 2020

The weekly pandemic update from Mendocino Coast District Hospital and the City of Fort Bragg: Healthcare Heroes and Lessons Learned By William Miller, MD, FACP Chief of Staff, Mendocino Coast District Hospital I am happy to report that as of today we can conclude, with a high degree of confidence, that we have no evidence of community spread of COVID-19 …

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The Miller Report – May 13, 2020

The weekly pandemic update from Mendocino Coast District Hospital and the City of Fort Bragg: Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified at MCDH By William Miller, MD, FACP Chief of Staff, MCDH On Monday, May 11th, we were notified that one of our staff members at the hospital has tested positive for COVID-19. This test was done out of the county …

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Adventist Health Names Hospital Executive to Lead the New Partnership

      CONTACT:       Cici Winiger, Communications Manager Adventist Health Howard Memorial | Adventist Health Ukiah Valley 707-456-3591 Office | 707-972-6387 Mobile| cecilia.winiger@ah.org   Adventist Health Names Hospital Executive to Lead the New Partnership   May 4, 2020 (FORT BRAGG, Calif.) – Adventist Health today named Judy Leach as the new hospital administrator for Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH), soon …

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Mendocino Coast District Hospital Signs Agreement with Adventist Health Effective May 4, 2020

          CONTACT:       Cici Winiger, Communications Manager Adventist Health Howard Memorial | Adventist Health Ukiah Valley 707-456-3591 Office | 707-972-6387 Mobile| cecilia.winiger@ah.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Mendocino Coast District Hospital Signs Agreement with Adventist Health Effective May 4, 2020 Agreement will help expand access to services on the Mendocino Coast   Fort Bragg, Calif. – May …

Miller Report 5/4/2020

  William Miller, MD, FACP  Chief of Staff, MCDH Many, perhaps most, hospitals in the US continue to face problems with not having enough supplies to fully respond to the COVID crisis.  The lack of readily available COVID testing remains a big part of that challenge.  Supply chains for medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, have been disrupted.  These supply …