Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in the New Year!
As 2017 draws to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank all those whose support makes our gifts to Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) possible. Whether you are a donor, sponsor, event participant, volunteer or a member of the hospital staff, each of you plays an important role in our success. Thank you for caring for the health of our community.
Your support has enabled the Foundation to provide the following funding to MCDH in 2017, totaling over $584,000:
- Nurse Call System ($250,000)
- Telemetry Patient Monitoring System ($250,000)
- 6 new VersaCare patient beds ($59,045)
- Elwin Cox Memorial Cancer Care Fund support to cancer patients ($15,424)
- The Chaplaincy Program ($7,190)
- Various small items ($2,600)
We also benefited from the inaugural Noyo Headlands Run fundraiser which was organized by a dedicated group of volunteers. It only promises to grow in size and support.
Winesong was immensely successful this year and continues to be a major contributor to our financial support of the hospital. The auction grossed $384,000 and the Fund-A-Need resulted in over $190,000 in donations for the Patient Room Improvement Project. 100% of Fund-A-Need donations go directly to the hospital for the project that has been selected.
As a result, in early 2018, we will be donating Fund-A-Need proceeds to MCDH to purchase 18 additional new beds including 3 for ICU and 3 for OB, with the remainder for med-surgery rooms.
Plans are also in the works to purchase a new ambulance which is critical for emergency response in our large, remote service area.
All in all, 2017 was a good year and 2018 promises to be just as fruitful. Thank you, again, for your contributions and for understanding the critical community importance of MCDH.