Navigation Links
Mendocino Coast District Hospital Becomes One of Nation's First 'Healing Hospitals'
Date:10/20/2009

FORT BRAGG, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 24th at 11 am, representatives from local, state and congressional legislative offices will gather at a public ceremony celebrating Mendocino Coast District Hospital's (MCDH) designation as one of the nation's first "Healing Hospitals." Kelly Mather, founder of Harmony Healing House (harmonyhealinghouse.com), and developer of the Healing Hospital program, will present an award to hospital CEO Ray Hino as part of the hospital's annual Health and Wellness fair.

"This is an exciting milestone for us," says Hino, noting that the Healing Hospital program is an extension of the hospital's wellness strategy. "It gives us the ability to add meaningful depth to our existing program through its emphasis on a holistic approach to achieving and maintaining good health. It also enables us to extend our reach further into the community."

"The mission of a healing hospital is to improve health," adds Mather. "Mendocino Coast District Hospital is embracing the future of healthcare and taking the lead to create a healthy community. There are very few hospitals that have truly made it their mission to heal and not just treat the signs and symptoms of illness."

Role in healthcare reform. Last spring Hino decided it was time his hospital took a more active, grassroots role in healthcare reform. "Members of our community have always been able to count on our hospital to help them with injury, illness and diagnosis," he explains. "But it's time for our hospital to take a more proactive role in improving the health of our community. The healthier our community, the less need there is for costly healthcare resources. I truly believe this is the model for hospitals everywhere."

Healing Hospital criteria. To satisfy Healing Hospital criteria, every hospital department employs simple educational tools for patients and visitors that create health awareness and inspire healthy living. For example, testing departments offer biofeedback education for stress reduction; the surgery department offers a guided imagery CD to start the healing process before surgery, and obstetrics nurses use healing touch to quiet fussy newborns. For more program details, visit http://www.mcdh.org/wellness/healing-hospital-program.

About MCDH. MCDH (www.mcdh.org) is a 25-bed acute care, critical access facility licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

SOURCE Mendocino Coast District Hospital


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mendocino Coast District Hospital
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Steve Teal, Santa Rosa Attorney, Obtains $850,000 for Client in Highest Hospital Negligence Verdict in Mendocino County
2. Oaks Development Group Launches Physician Incubator Space in Palm Coast Medical Office Building
3. Coast Dental Opens New Office in St. Lucie West September 28
4. American Red Cross Launches Ready Rating Program to Prepare Businesses and Schools for Emergencies in 16 U.S. Cities From Coast to Coast
5. Coast Dental Deploys Demandforce D3 Communications Platform
6. Sleep HealthCenters and Southcoast Hospitals Group Expand Patient Services in North Dartmouth
7. Lexi-Comp, Inc. Receives NorthCoast 99 Honor
8. Lets Get it Done! From Coast to Coast, USAction Affiliates Rally This Week for Quality, Affordable Health Care
9. Mom & Baby Mobile Health Centers Have Become Primary Care Providers Along the Gulf Coast
10. Coastal Contacts Helps Students Set Sights on Good Grades with $19.95 Glasses
11. Gulf Coast Residents to Benefit From Gift of Kuwaiti People
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2017)... Opelousas, LA (PRWEB) , ... July 23, 2017 ... ... providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are ... according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released ...
(Date:7/23/2017)... ... July 23, 2017 , ... ... Florida Pain Relief Group – Melbourne, a practice owned by Physician Partners of ... interventional pain management, Dr. Stern also is certified in pediatrics, emergency medicine and ...
(Date:7/23/2017)... ... ... Viora Ltd., a leading medical aesthetics solutions manufacturer, is ... United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent applies to treatments with Viora’s ... mechanisms to further increase the efficacy and safety of final treatment results for ...
(Date:7/22/2017)... , ... July 22, 2017 , ... ... year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months ... Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting today in Toronto, Ontario, Canada found that those ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... I use a lot of pleural catheters available on the market," said an inventor ... level of comfort and safety for the patient." , He developed the patent-pending PLEURAL ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... , July 11, 2017  The global market for ... of approximately $394.1 million in 2016.  Although in early ... solid growth, in particular as a result of the ... and the recent introduction of a significant number of ... less-invasive testing of tumor biomarkers to guide treatment decisions. ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Dr. Echenberg, founder of Echenberg Institute, is announcing a ... who suffer from painful intercourse and other painful pelvic pain conditions such ... to menopause. ... LLC ... Sarasota, Florida -based start-up company, VuVatech LLC, fills a void ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... , July 10, 2017  US medical equipment and ... 2021, according to Medical Equipment & Supplies: ... Freedonia Focus Reports. Continued increases in demand for medical ... of the population and supported by gains in disposable ... and supplies. New product introductions will also drive sales ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: