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Hospice Thrift Store Achieves Two Milestones: Open 5 Years and Reaches $1 Million in Sales
—Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 5:00 pm— « »

See inside the Hospice Thrift Store

Thrift Store Co-Founders Michele Philliber, RN, left, and Arlene Case, RN, center, will soon celebrate the store’s 5-year anniversary with Heidi Kraut, Thrift Store manager.

Thrift Store Co-Founders Michele Philliber, RN, left, and Arlene Case, RN, center, will soon celebrate the store’s 5-year anniversary with Heidi Kraut, Thrift Store manager.

Five years ago (April 2009) the Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) Thrift Store opened on a wing and a prayer.

The hope was the Thrift Store would become a major source of funding for the hospital’s hospice program, which would live or die on a donated inventory of clothes, furniture, electronics, household goods and jewelry.

“Our hopes and dreams have come true through the success of the Thrift Store,” said Junice Wilson, manager of the hospital’s home health and hospice programs, including Thrift Store operations.

In Wilson’s presentation to the Mendocino Coast Health Care District Board of Directors March 4, she reported Thrift Store sales for the five years ending March 31 at more than $1 million. All this was earned with on average sale of $5 per item by one of the 36 volunteers, full-time store manager and two part-time per diem supervisors. On average, the store each day sells about 500 donated items. (more…)

Dr. John Rochat
—Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2009 at 9:40 pm— « »

Meet Dr. John Rochat. He is an Oncologist on staff at Mendocino Coast District Hospital. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Rochat on staff at our hospital and in practice here on the Mendocino Coast.

He has testified on numerous occasions that if it were not for a window in the California law that allowed only certain California hospitals to employ a limited number of doctors – that he would not be practicing in Fort Bragg, California. We are grateful for that window in the law and hopeful that a new law will allow employment for doctors once again so that Dr. Rochat may continue to be employed.

Unfortunately, Dr. Rochat’s penchant for being vocal about advocating for employment for doctors in California has sometimes been used against him. It has been rumored that “Dr. Rochat has not signed his contract and is probably going to be leaving Fort Bragg.” I know that Dr. Rochat is committed to his patients and to the community of the Mendocino Coast. I know that Dr. Rochat does not want to leave. And I am confident that the California legislature is going to approve employment of doctors in rural hospitals–this year. There is every reason to believe that Dr. Rochat is going to continue to be here for our patients and for our community.

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