Hospital Foundation Funds Nurse Call System

The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation (Foundation) has donated $250,000 for a new Nurse Call System for Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) patients. On Monday, January 30, Foundation Executive Director Michelle Roberts presented a check for $250,000 to Bob Edwards, CEO of the MCDH to purchase the needed system.

Communication is one of the most vital challenges facing hospitals. Whether it’s locating a nurse or responding to a patient’s request for pain medication, streamlining these communications has been notoriously time consuming and difficult. One of the approaches to resolving these challenges is through a greatly improved nurse call system. A nurse call system provides a primary means of communication between patients and nurses. Over the years, the technology has evolved and today a nurse call system serves as the core component of what has come to be known as a healthcare communications platform. Our small local hospital has struggled with an antiquated system for many years and this new and vastly improved nurse call system will lead to vastly improved care, a benefit to both our nurses and our patients.

The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation serves residents and visitors to our coastal area – from inland to Comptche, south past Elk and north past Westport. The Foundation raises funds for the Hospital in a variety of ways and these funds are used to reimburse the Hospital for purchases of needed equipment. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.mchfoundation.org or telephone 707- 961-4688.