Even though we can’t meet in the Rose Garden for Le Grand Picnic, our biggest fundraiser of the year, we still need your help. I was able to witness MCH’s response to COVID-19 firsthand, and it made me feel comforted, protected and safe. I cannot imagine living here without a hospital close by.
One of our recent patients had this to say: ” When I was admitted to MCH with COVID-19 symptoms, I was treated like a human, not a statistic. In one of the most worrying times of my life, the doctors, nurses and support staff made me feel very comfortable, and it is clear their priority is patient care. Shortly after my ER visit, I tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted for acute care, which was exemplary – I recovered within a week. Having MCH here gives my family and me the peace of mind that if we ever need emergency care again, we can get the treatment we need, when we need it.”
Our problem is simple: Seventy -five percent of our patients depend on Medicare and Medi-Cal and these insurers do not reimburse us for all of our costs. We rely on the parcel tax to help cover our operating expenses and we rely on donors like you to help keep our facilities and equipment up-to-date.
Will you make a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more today and help us ensure we can serve you with the highest quality staff, equipment and facilities possible? A donation of $500 or more gets you special recognition on our donor wall and an invitation to our annual Summit Circle donor appreciation event.
Please, take a moment to reflect on what having a hospital in this community means to you, especially now. Your generosity will save lives and provide peace of mind to all residents and visitors.
Please note: Everyone who donates at least $500 will have a chance to win a gold bar, currently valued at $1,900! Foundation Board Member, Neale Perkins and his wife Patricia, donated the gold bar. The drawing will take place on the first day of fall, September 22, so please fill out the pledge card so we can reach you in case you are the lucky winner!
UV systems are a new weapon in the fight against hospital acquired infections. The UV system will supplement our manual cleaning process by killing all bacteria in the treated area, eliminating emerging pathogens, like MRSA and C diff., that are resistant to routine cleaning methods. In 2019, MCH used our current UV machine, made possible by donations, a total of 455 cycles. We are only 6 months into the year and we have already used it a total of 406 cycles! Studies have shown the efficacy of UV surface disinfection (99.99% reduction of coronavirus when exposed to UV) and we believe the use of this system has helped keep our rate of infection extremely low. We have used this in many applications, but it has proved very useful in isolation cases as a pre-treatment, keeping our staff safe during their manual cleanings. Our wish is to purchase a second UV system to expand usage of UV disinfection to the Medical Office Building and continue our efforts to improve safety at MCH.