Employment Opportunities at MCC
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
This May is Mental Health Month, and Mendocino Coast Clinics is raising awareness of the importance of speaking up about mental health. Mental illnesses are common and treatable, and help is available.
Mental illnesses are real, recovery is always the goal, and the best prospects for recovery come when we act before Stage 4. By Stage 4, the combination of extreme, prolonged and persistent symptoms and impairment often results in development of other health conditions and has the potential to turn into a crisis event like unemployment, hospitalization, homelessness or even incarceration. In the worst cases, untreated mental illnesses can lead to loss of life an average of 25 years early.
Addressing mental illnesses before Stage 4 means talking about what mental illnesses feel like and acting on that information, empowering people to be the agents of their own recovery, and changing the trajectories of their lives. Talking about what life with a mental illness feels like will help those experiencing these issues, as well as letting others know they are not alone.
The Fort Bragg City Council declared May to be Mental Health Month at their April 25 meeting, urging our community to come together to help each other with this important issue.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Call the toll free crisis line at 1-800-555-5906.
Mother's Day Cards!
Mother's Day is coming soon!
The Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County offers a wonderful way for you to honor your mother, someone you admire, or any woman in your life with whom you'd like to share your love.
For a $25 donation, the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County will send a card with this beautiful image by local artist Jendi Coursey to a beloved woman in your life.
Inside each card reads "Your loving kindness has inspired a Mother's Day donation to the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County. You are loved and appreciated!"
Order your Mother's Day cards by April 29, 2016. Call (707) 467-3828 or order online at www.crcmendocino.org.
Cards are also available at CRC offices:
45050 Calpella Street, Mendocino ~ 590 South Dora Street, Ukiah
Your donation helps support services provided free of charge by the Cancer Resource Centers to those in Mendocino County faced with cancer.
New Wellness Blog Post
There's a new post every week on the Wellness Blog! Check it out and let us know what you think.
Free Workshop: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions
Put Life Back in Your Life!
Mendocino Coast Clinics is hosting a series of six workshops from April 20-May 25, from 3:00-5:30 pm, in our conference room at 205 South Street in Fort Bragg.
Join us to learn:
- Tips to better manage your health
- Strategies to reduce pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and insomnia
- Communication skills to work better with doctors, family, and friends
- Goal-setting and problem solving
- Healthy eating and physical activity
- Ways to maintain independence
Who should attend?
- Adults with any ongoing health condition, such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease or smoking
- Caregivers, family members, or friends of someone with an ongoing health condition
To register or get more information, please call Jennifer Salyer at 964-1251.
Leadership Changes at MCC
Paula Cohen retired as the Executive Director of Mendocino Coast Clinics (MCC) and Lucresha Renteria assumed the leadership role as of January 1, 2016.
Both Paula and Lucresha began working for the clinic in 1992. Paula was the first Executive Director and Lucresha was the Director of Administrative Services for many years.
They have operated as a team over the years, guiding the growth from 2,564 patients per year with 7 staff to 11,300 patients with over 53,225 visits and a staff of 130 people. While Paula is retiring from MCC, she is assuming the role of Executive Director of the Alliance for Rural Community Health (ARCH), which is a network of Mendocino County health care centers that collaborate to improve the health of rural communities by strengthening and supporting the efforts of their members to provide access to quality health care for all.
Paula’s achievements were recognized at the January 29, 2016 Cioppino dinner as part of Crab, Wine & Beer Days, and all are welcome to donate to Mendocino Coast Clinics in her honor. For more information on MCC programs and services, please call 964-1251.
Lucresha Renteria (left) and Paula Cohen
Los cambios de liderazgo en Mendocino Coast Clinics
Paula Cohen se retiró como Directora Ejecutiva de Mendocino Coast Clinics (MCC) y Lucresha Renteria asume el papel de liderazgo a partir del 1 de enero 2016.
Tanto Paula y Lucresha comenzaron a trabajar para la clínica en 1992. Paula fue la primera Directora Ejecutiva y Lucresha fue Directora de Servicios Administrativos durante muchos años.
Han funcionado como equipo en los últimos años, guiando el crecimiento a partir de 2.564 pacientes al año con 7 al personal a 11.300 pacientes con más de 53.225 visitas y una plantilla de 130 personas. Mientras Paula se retira de la MCC, Lucresha está asumiendo el papel de Directora Ejecutiva de la Alianza para la Comunidad Rural de la Salud (ARCH), que es una red de centros de atención de salud del condado de Mendocino que colaboran para mejorar la salud de las comunidades rurales mediante el fortalecimiento y el apoyo a la esfuerzos de sus miembros para proporcionar acceso a servicios de salud de calidad para todos.
Logros de Paula serán reconocidos en la cena de 29 de enero 2016 Cioppino como parte Crab, Wine & Beer Days, y todos están invitados a donar a Mendocino Coast Clinics en su honor. Para obtener más información sobre los programas y servicios de MCC, por favor llame al 964-1251.
MCC Welcomes Our New Pediatrician!
It is with great pleasure that we announce Mendocino Coast Clinics has a new pediatrician!
Dr. Vivian Belmusto joined our practice as of December 7, 2015. Dr. Belmusto received her Medical Doctor degree from the State University of New York. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of California at Davis. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings and was an Associate Clinical Professor at UC Davis. She is fluent in Spanish.
To read more, click here.
Happy 21st Birthday, MCC!
Some patients have recently received phone calls from someone saying they are calling from Mendocino Coast Clinics and requesting personal information.
Please be assured that patient confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. Any Mendocino Coast Clinics staff member will identify himself or herself to you on the phone.
If you receive a call like this, DO NOT give the caller any information. Hang up immediately and notify the police at 961-2800.
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Recientemente, algunos pacientes han recibido llamadas de alguien diciendo que hablan de parte de Mendocino Coast Clinics y piden información personal.
Tenga por seguro que la confidencialidad de los pacientes es de suma importancia para nosotros. Cualquier miembro del personal de Mendocino Coast Clinics se identificara con usted en el teléfono.
Si usted recibe una llamada como esta, NO le dé ninguna información a la persona que llama. Inmediatamente cuelgue y avise a la policía al
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DMV Physicals Scheduling Announcement
Mendocino Coast Clinics would like to let the community know that there is currently a 6-8 week waiting list for DMV physicals. Please allow enough time to schedule your appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 964-1251. If you need this service sooner, please contact Job Care in Ukiah at 467-4994. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Sign Up for Patient Portal!
Sign up for our Patient Portal today and access MyCChart! It's a secure website where you can request an appointment or ask your care team a question from the comfort of your home. You can even send a private message to your doctor and see a list of your current medications.
Contact a Patient Advocate today to get a registration code. Once you have registered, you can click here to access the Patient Portal anytime, anywhere!
MCC Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership
WASHINGTON, DC— On June 24, 2015, The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Mendocino Coast Clinics of Fort Bragg, California has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long]term, participative relationships.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Mendocino Coast Clinics has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Mendocino Coast Clinics demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.
To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.
Help Put Leaves on Our Dental Tree!
Our Dental Tree has deep roots. It started out as a Halloween decoration, and then it was decorated for the holiday season. With the new year came a new idea from our dental assistant Carol Linville. What if each leaf on the tree represented a child who came in for a dental check-up or a fluoride treatment? The tree grew more beautiful as more and more children’s smiles became more and more beautiful!
We keep adding new leaves every day, and seeing the tree makes everyone smile. Why not bring your child in to have a dental check-up and add his or her very own leaf to the tree? We’d love to see you!