The timing couldn’t have been better for a Dignity Health booth at Saturday’s Sierra Pacific Industries company picnic in Anderson. That’s where Mercy Medical Center Redding Disaster Coordinator Kenneth Luke was educating people about how to prepare for, and recover from, a tragedy like the #CarrFire
#Hellohumankindness #DignityInTheCommunity #DignityStrong
Not all the #CarrFire
victims have two legs. Showing #humankindness
toward animals, Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Facility Compliance Professional Lisa LeBlanc is using her administrative skills to help the “Carr Fire Pet Rescue and Reunification” Facebook group reunite pet owners with their cats and dogs displaced by the fire. The group uses food to attract the animals in burn areas, and video and humane traps to determine if they’re missing pets.
Workers were putting the finishing touches on hanging one of six “Thank You” banners around the Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding campus on Wednesday. The signs are a token of the gratefulness and appreciation at the hospital for the firefighters, the first responders, and the staff members who showed #humankindness
by putting patient care first, even when employees’ homes had burned, or were in danger of burning.
This hand drawn sign in the Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding emergency department could speak for the entire hospital: the employees and physicians who have lost homes or been displaced, joining everyone to make sure the patients get the compassionate care they deserve. Thank you for your #Humankindness
Redding Dr. Edward Zawada was interviewed at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding for a story planned for ABC’s Good Morning America on Sunday morning. Like a growing number of local healthcare providers, his home burned in the #CarrFire
, and yet he showed his dedication and passion for his profession by showing up to care for patients on Saturday at Mercy Medical Center. Just another example of #Humankindness
in very trying circumstances.
Friday was Day 2 of an around the clock Command Center at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding. Hospital leaders are constantly monitoring the #CarrFire
, and making decisions based on the latest information. At this time, 6 NICU babies have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. There are no other evacuations planned as of noon Friday. Of course, fire conditions can change rapidly. 9 patients, including 3 firefighters, have been seen for burn-related injuries, none serious. 6 patients have been seen for respiratory issues.
Physician Assistant-Certified Renee Mendonsa will be enjoying a well-deserved dinner soon, courtesy of Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Mount Shasta. That’s just one of her rewards for being selected July’s Employee of the Month. Comments about Renee include, “She is very compassionate and an all-around great co-worker.” “We are so lucky to have Renee work for us, she gives 110% and never complains.” “Renee treats all of her patients with respect and with a caring attitude. She is fantastic!” Congratulations Renee!
Volunteens graduated today from St Elizabeth Community Hospital's 2nd year of the Summer Volunteen Program.
These students rotated each week to a different department of the hospital including; Birthing Center, Emergency Department, Solano Street Medical Clinic, Lassen Medical Clinic, Hospitality Cart, Front Desk, and more!! In addition, they received a different lecture by a healthcare professional including; Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, Physician, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Mobile Life Support, and MORE!!!
What a great group of young adults and our future of healthcare professionals in our rural community.
Physician Assistant Todd DeCarliss is leaving Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta for his vacation.. to Guatemala. He’ll be using his skills to help with surgeries in a rural mission clinic for people who otherwise would not have the opportunity. And he’s going with all the medical supplies you see behind him, donated by the generous staff at Mercy Mt. Shasta. Todd using his free time to help others in Central America, and his co-workers supporting him? That’s Humankindness!
Trying to be a good steward of resources, Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding recycles electronic equipment at “Computers For Classrooms” in Chico. The hospital donates broken and outdated televisions, monitors, tablets, computers and more, so as much as possible can be refurbished and sold to school districts, the elderly, veterans and others. Dignity Health’s Mike Mangas sat down with Technician Sid Ortiz in the IT Department.
Laboratory Specimen Processor Barbara Lake is known for her infectious smile, kindness, responsibility and accountability. Those are just some of the reasons she is the Employee of the Month at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding. She also supports senior services at Connected Living. Through employee donations, she gives to Meals on Wheels and helped Connected Living buy a new truck. For her #Humankindess
, and all she does, congratulations to Barbara Lake, July’s Employee of the Month! #TeamDignity
Working in a hospital can be stressful. Care Coordination Social Worker Kim Elliott works primarily in Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center’s Family Birth Center in Redding. She says she deals with stress… by heading to the high country. #Hellohumankindness
Tuesday was the last day at Redding’s Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center for Family Birth Center Surgical Technologist Joe Arledge.. for now. Joe is a Sergeant in the Army Reserve, and he’s about to be deployed on a 9 month assignment in Kuwait, leaving on his daughter’s seventh birthday. But that’s the kind of selfless guy he is, willing to put aside his personal life for the greater good, both in the military and in the operating room. He says the Reserve gives him an opportunity to develop leadership skills on a large scale.
Peer-to-peer communication is strong medicine. That’s the idea behind “Mended Hearts,” an organization of volunteers who have either had a heart procedure themselves or their immediate family members. The local chapter celebrated 10 years at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding on Monday morning. Barbara Grosch is one of the volunteers. #Hellohumankindness #MendedHearts
April Forward is a nurse at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding, and she has a “Giant” passion for her patients. The diehard Giants fan (note her orange stethoscope) just received a bouquet of orange flowers, a Hunter Pence (her favorite player) bobblehead, and some baseball cards from a grateful family. They say she showed exceptional compassion, care and #Humankindness
for a loved one during a difficult situation, and when they learned she was a Giants fan, it was easy to find the perfect gifts to show their appreciation.
Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding is blessed with outstanding healthcare providers, but on Friday, the providers and Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center were blessed themselves. It was to celebrate a recently completed renovation of the Rehab Center. Sister Brenda O’Keeffe led the Blessing Ceremony and Rite of Commitment, then staff members were invited to choose a polished rock with an inspirational word out of a wooden basket.
It’s not just about the computers, it’s about the people, and Vadim Belikov takes care of both! Vadim is June’s Employee of the Month at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding. The IT Support Tech is known for his knowledge, and his #Humankindness
. Here are a couple of comments from nominations by his co-workers: “We really appreciate Vadim’s knowledge, willingness to help and professionalism. He really humanizes the process of fixing computers and treats people like more than a ticket number; he takes care of people.” Congratulations Vadim!