MCDH WELCOMES WAYNE ALLEN BACK AS INTERIM CEO

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MCDH WELCOMES WAYNE ALLEN BACK AS INTERIM CEO

FORT BRAGG, CA, APRIL 2, 2019 – Mendocino District Coast Hospital’s Board of Directors announces Wayne Allen joined the Hospital as Interim CEO to lead the organization and assist MCDH in becoming financially solvent . His goal is to ensure we have a hospital on the coast.

Mr. Allen has over of 45 years senior hospital leadership experience providing oversight of all departments, direction in strategic planning, and working with staff to create innovative solutions to issues. Mr. Allen previously served as CFO at MCDH from 2006-2008. He rejoined the hospital as Interim CEO/CFO from 2011 to 2014. This experience gives him a unique understanding of both the hospital and the community. Since 2015 , Mr. Allen worked with small hospitals similar to MCDH who were facing financial hardship. His expertise allowed him to assist the hospitals to quickly assess their situation, weigh possible options and determine their next steps.

As of today, Mr. Allen is meeting with Hospital leadership, board members and staff to begin the process of developing a plan that will lead the hospital to a stable future. He will soon begin meeting with the community for their input.

Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital 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.

If you would like more information about this, please call Wayne at 707-961-4610, or email gmooon@mcdh.net.