The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation Donates $218,000 For New Ambulance:
Michelle Roberts, Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation , presented a check for $218,000 to Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) for the purchase of a new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Ambulance. The new ambulance replaces an 11 year old vehicle that had traveled well over 200,000 miles and had reached the end of its useful life.
“It is difficult to switch from one ambulance type to another. The new ambulance is very similar to our other ambulance, allowing our caregivers to be more efficient and effective. This will ensure that we will be able to quickly respond to medical emergencies for many years to come,” commented David Beak, Director of MCDH Ambulance Service.
The Foundation maintains an Ambulance and Emergency Services fund for the purchase of vehicles and emergency equipment necessary to respond to emergencies throughout the healthcare district. Funded through community donations, the “911” raffle, and by contributions from the Mendocino Coast Ambulance Support (MCAS), the Ambulance and Emergency Services fund has purchased the last four ambulances in the fleet.
“The purchase of this ambulance ensures that we will have a reliable vehicle to provide much needed EMS service throughout our area. We can’t thank our Foundation and the Mendocino Coast Ambulance Support Fund enough for all of their contributions to support the hospital and help us make a positive difference in the health of our community members,” said Bob Edwards, MCDH CEO.
The Mendocino Coast Healthcare District serves residents and visitors to our coastal area, from inland to Comptche, south past Elk and north past Westport. The Foundation raises funds for MCDH 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: “http://www.mchfoundation.org” www.mchfoundation.org or call 707-961-4671.