Mountains Community Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Residents Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive […]

   Last Modified: 10/19/17, 8:09am.


Mountain Meals on Wheels (MMOW) board members, coordinators and drivers, gathered for a luncheon in the Rose Garden, at Mountains Community Hospital, on September 20th, to recognize the MMOW volunteers and thank our hospital for their support. Approximately 50 members enjoyed a delicious lunch, prepared and served by MCH’s Nutritional Services Supervisor, deLynn Walker. MMOW […]

   Last Modified: 10/16/17, 6:55am.


While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Flu activity usually peaks between December and February, although it can last as […]

   Last Modified: 10/5/17, 8:02am.


Are you suffering from radiating pain in your neck or back? If pain medication and exercise haven’t helped, you may want to try a lumbar epidural steroid injection or LESI. Thanks to Aaron Jacob, Chief Anesthetist at MCH, you can now receive these injections at our Hospital. What is a Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection or […]

   Last Modified: 9/28/17, 10:14am.


We are all living longer lives. One hundred years ago, the average life expectancy in the United States was 35-40 years.  Today that average has jumped to 76 years for men and 81 years for women.  Now that we are living twice as long, what is the quality of those lives, and how can we […]

   Last Modified: 9/21/17, 8:02am.

Local Couple Celebrates 50 years Together, Thanks to MCH!

Longtime mountain residents, Douglas and Lani Long, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, September 11th. This anniversary has a very special meaning, as Douglas almost wasn’t around to enjoy it! On September 8, 2013, Douglas fell and sustained a cut above his eye. His wife, Lani, drove him to Mountains Community Hospital’s ER. At […]

   Last Modified: 9/14/17, 11:00am.

Triathlon to Support Local Woman Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Marnie Banks was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer just over a year ago. It was August 3, 2016, and she had just spent the day celebrating her 37th birthday with family and friends. Shortly after going to bed, she experienced severe abdominal pain. The pain was so intense she couldn’t breathe. Then came the […]

   Last Modified: 9/11/17, 10:34am.

It’s August….It’s Time to Immunize!

The new school year has just begun for most of our children! With the start of each school year comes the decision that parents need to make to have their children vaccinated. Vaccination is when a vaccine is administered to you (usually by injection). Immunization is what happens in your body after you have the vaccination. The vaccine stimulates your immune […]

   Last Modified: 9/11/17, 10:31am.

Expanded Ultrasound Services at MCH

Mountains Community Hospital is pleased to announce that we have expanded the hours of service for our new ultrasound system. Due to the recent hiring of a new technician, Kasey McKeown, the Radiology Department is available to schedule appointments for ultrasound imaging Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Kasey grew up in […]

   Last Modified: 9/11/17, 10:28am.

Hospitals Care For Everyone Without Regard to Immigration Status

The national debate surrounding federal immigration policy provides an important opportunity for California hospitals to reinforce the bond they have with local communities. We want to reassure the public that Mountains Community Hospital will always be accessible to everyone regardless of their citizenship status. This policy and commitment to being accessible to everyone has been […]

   Last Modified: 9/11/17, 10:17am.