Call 707-961-4922 for information

Diagnosis & Treatment

Led by Oncologist / Hematologist John Rochat, M.D., Mendocino Coast Hospital’s Oncology Clinic provides state-of-the-art outpatient adult cancer therapies and after-treatment surveillance.

Dr. Rochat has extensive experience diagnosing cancer and providing personalized treatment plans for our patients. He also manages the Anticoagulation clinic, which have been cited by The Joint Commission as an area of “Best Practice,” the healthcare industry’s gold standard for quality of care.

For information about current cancer treatment options, visit the website for the American Society for Clinical Oncology.

Clinic information number: 707-961-4922

Surgical Services

Two Operating Rooms and Post-Recovery Unit

Our surgery facilities consist of two operating rooms and a three-bed post anesthesia recovery unit. The Hospital offers a wide variety of surgical services and has the equipment and expertise to perform gynecological and general surgery via the laparoscope, and advanced orthopaedic procedures via the arthroscope.

Our Surgeons

Linda James, MD, Chief of Surgery
Board Certified / American Board of Surgery
721 River Drive, Suite B
Fort Bragg, California 707-964-6910

Kenneth Susman, MD
Board Certified / American Board of Surgery
510 Cypress Street, Suite B
Fort Bragg, California
707-961-1972

Same Day Surgery

Our fully-equipped Ambulatory Surgical Service allows patients to have surgery and return home on the same day. This service is located within the surgical suites of the Hospital, providing immediate access to support services such as Radiology and Laboratory.

Diagnostic Imaging

The DI Center includes diagnostic radiology, CT, MRI, bone scans, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. In addition, our state licensed mammography program provides a follow-up reminder and monitoring service. The PACS (picture archiving communication system) allows images to be transferred via the internet to the Radiologist or any other physician. Together these services eliminate the need to refer patients out of the area for anything other than specialized services provided by large medical centers.

Hours of operation for outpatient appointments (Monday-Friday):

  • Diagnostic Imaging Center Registration: 8am-5:30pm
  • Radiology: Walk-in’s welcome without appointments from 8am-5:30pm
  • Bone density: 8am-5pm
  • Mammography: 8am-5pm
  • Ultrasound: 8am-5pm
  • Nuclear Medicine: (Tuesdays & Thursdays) 8am-5pm
  • CT: 9am-5pm
  • MRI: 9am-5pm

To make an appointment, call 961-4665.

Anti-Coagulation Clinic

Cited by the Joint Commission as a “Best Practice.”

Cited by the Joint Commission as a “best practice,” we provide state of the art ambulatory adult anticoagulation services of all types, primarily utilizing point of care testing with reflex laboratory testing.

This clinic is open every weekday, and also manages perioperative therapies and 24/7 outpatient self-testing, under the direction of Hematologist John Rochat, M.D.

For additional information about referral to our clinic, call 707-961-4922.

Resources

  • Mendocino Coast Home Health has been providing quality home care to patients on the Mendocino Coast and the surrounding area since 1986. Our service area extends north of Westport to the town of Elk. Our professional staff are noted for their clinical excellence and high patient satisfaction. Professional care is provided in the comfort of the patient’s home. Services that can be provided include: quality nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, medical social services and home health aide care. Our professional staff members are trained in many specialties including cancer, cardiac, diabetes, respiratory, newborn, pediatric, orthopedic, rehabilitation and wound/ostomy care. LEARN MORE
  • Hospice Care responds to the special needs of the terminally ill patient. Hospice is a coordinated program of palliative and supportive care (physical, psychological, social, and spiritual) for dying persons and their families.LEARN MORE
  • Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County is a grassroots organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those in Mendocino County faced with cancer. The volunteer team helps you deal with medical appointments, provides transportation, organizes cancer support groups, offers an lending library on related topics and offers hats, wigs, breast prosthesis, and bras.LEARN MORE

Elwin Cox Fund

The Cox family, like many families in our community, has experienced the high cost of cancer care and has created a legacy in memory of Elwin that will help those in need. For more information go to the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation website or call (707) 961-4688.