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Mendocino Coast Hospital in Fort Bragg Offers World-class Care to Visitors and Residents!
MCDH in Fort Bragg is an incredible resource and asset for the Mendocino Coast, offering world-class care to thousands of visitors and residents each year. MCDH is truly a community hospital with highly trained medical professionals and staff that live and work on the coast.
The hospital offers an unparalleled level of care through its emergency room, immediate care, and North Coast Family Health Center, with state of the art facilities, and ambulance services. MCDH values a positive patient experience, and promotes accessible health care to all members of its community. Every member of MCDH’s team plays an active, participative role in the hospital, and by encouraging professional development, MCDH attracts and maintains the highest quality staff.
MCDH is currently piloting Immediate Care for general urgent medical needs; this service is available, beginning in August, Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital’s North Coast Family Health Center, at 721 River Drive. Immediate Care provides expedited care for earaches, ticks and other bites, marine life and insect stings, minor burns, pain, strains, minor injuries, coughs, colds, flu and respiratory infections. Beginning in September, immediate care will be available seven days a week 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Immediate Care enables patients to be seen on a walk-in, same day basis and avoid the long wait times often found in emergency rooms, and offers treatment at times when doctor’s offices are closed or you can’t wait for an appointment. Immediate Care service will substantially reduce our door-to-provider time by immediately assessing medical needs. Patients with minor but urgent medical needs don’t have to wait in the ER while those with serious, life threatening injuries or illnesses are treated. According to Bob Edwards, CEO, “This offers an exciting new option that meets minor but immediate medical needs quickly and reliably.”
The personal, community-oriented care provided by the hospital also extends to MCDH’s ambulance service. Visitors and residents can rest assured that in the event of an emergency, a state-of-the-art ambulance with highly trained first responders will arrive quickly on-site to administer the necessary procedures, providing much needed peace of mind to everyone on the Mendocino Coast!
Emergency, Immediate Care and a stellar ambulance service are just three aspects of MCDH’s overarching goal to improve the health of its community. Recently MCDH received a 5-year grant to improve community health through accelerated cancer testing. Early detection of cancer results in a better outcome for patients, and as part of PRIME (the grant MCDH received) the hospital will implement timely, cost effective and successful approaches to cancer screenings and follow-up services for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers.
Since 1971, Mendocino Coast District Hospital, a 25-bed acute care, critical access hospital, has taken its place as an important resource for its community. All of our physicians and mid-level practitioners are Board Certified. Mendocino Coast District Hospital is fully licensed by the Department of Health Services and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the California Medical Association. In addition, Mendocino Coast District Hospital is a member of the American Hospital Association, Association of California Hospital Districts and the California Healthcare Association.