Digital Mammograms Now Offered at MCDH

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Digital Mammography Appointments At MCDH Available Starting Friday, August 5th

All Services At New State-Of-The Art Diagnostic Imaging Center Are Now Operational

FORT BRAGG, Calif. — July 27, 2011 — On Friday, August 5, the General Electric Digital Mammography equipment recently installed in Mendocino Coast District Hospital’s new Diagnostic Imaging Center, will be available for use. The announcement was made today by MCDH Diagnostic Imaging Center Manager, Helena Coello, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(ARRT).

With digital mammography operational, all services in the new $7 million, 8,000-square-foot center are now available for patient appointments. Services include X-rays, digital mammograms, CT scans, ultrasound, bone density testing, and fluoroscopy.

According to Coello, patients may take doctor’s referrals directly to the Diagnostic Imaging Center without stopping at Patient Registration. There is also convenient parking in front of the building. A patient corridor that connects the Center to the main hospital will soon be completed.

“This is a great day for everyone,” says MCDH CEO Raymond Hino. “Now that all services are operational, we can truly say that our community has access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services normally only found at large urban medical centers.”

About Mendocino Coast District Hospital. Mendocino Coast District Hospital is a 25-bed acute care facility licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).  MCDH provides emergency, inpatient and outpatient services, and healthcare education to prevent, manage and treat chronic and acute conditions. The hospital is located on the California coast, approximately 160 miles north of San Francisco.