News/Press Releases

Mended Hearts Comes to Mee Memorial Hospital

Mended Hearts is the largest heart patient support network in the world, with 20,000 members and 300 chapters

King City, CA — June 14, 2017 — Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. The King City Chapter will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd, 5pm-6pm at Mee Memorial’s Olivia Café. These meetings are open to the public and any member of the community who has been affected by heart disease are encouraged to come, this includes patients, their caregivers and any family or friends that may find comfort in the support.

The King City local community chapter is pilot program for rural hospitals and will be a model for the rest of small rural hospitals of the United States. Members listen, share their experiences and volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery, and treatment. Monthly meetings will include guest speakers with topics that help support healing and answer questions.

Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts has 300 chapters in North America, serving 460+ hospitals and is the largest peer-to-peer heart patient support network in the world. It has been offering hope and support for 65 years, visiting more than 200,000 patients every year. Mended Hearts provides education, support and hope to all types of heart patients and their families.

Community members are asked to pre-register; to register or for further information, please contact Melissa Grindstaff at 831-386-7326 or by email at mgrindstaff@meememorial.com

Mee Memorial Hospital Celebrates Doctors’ Day.

King City, CA- Doctors Day is March 30th which commemorates the date Crawford W. Long, MD, first administered ether as a surgical anesthetic. The date was first observed in 1933 by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, who took express appreciation for the lifesaving work of doctors’ every day. In 1990 President George H.W. Bush recognized the numerous contributions of physicians by formally designating March 30th as National Doctors Day. The day is traditionally celebrated by sending a written expression of gratitude to a physician an also through the display of red carnations (the symbolic flower of Doctors Day).

“The annual Doctors’ Day celebration provides us with an opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication that physicians demonstrate in our hospital and in our community each day. Our physicians play a vital role in the overall health of our community and we value those efforts,” said CEO Susan Childers.

The physicians in our community chose their professions because they want to serve, to care for patients, improve their health and ultimately impact their lives in a positive and personal way. Physicians seek to help others.

Mee Memorial is grateful to our doctors who serve the community with total dedication to their profession. Physicians work long hours and late nights, and have hectic schedules. They are asked to comply with regulatory guidelines, documentation and a never-ending volume of paperwork, which is increasing as the health care industry changes. In the end, physicians continue to focus their efforts directly on the most important thing: their patients.

For all they do, we ask you to join us in saying “Thank You” to the physicians of the Mee Memorial Hospital Medical Staff!

Mee Memorial Hospital celebrating Week of Wellness.

King City, CA  – Mee Memorial Hospital will be celebrating their third annual Week of Wellness (WOW) to promote healthy living and choices in Southern Monterey County. The hospital and clinics have scheduled a whole week of healthy activities, informational lectures and visiting vendors.  This is the second annual WOW and will run from March 27th – April 1st, ending with a 5K Color Fun Run & Walk and a raffle.

“Wellness is a way of life and healthy choices that include exercise, eating well, getting enough sleep and taking time for one’s self.  It is preventative care.  We want the community to look to Mee Memorial as a resource for healthy living and a place people can turn to get the information they need to help promote wellness,” said CEO, Susan Childers.

Week of Wellness will be held around the Mee Memorial Campus, with a complete schedule of events listed on the website and Facebook page.  Registration for the Color Mee 5K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, April 1st begins at 8:30am, with a warm up with Dr. Robert Limone and fun run starting at 9am.  Participants can also pre-register by printing the form at our website or Facebook page.

There will be a walking path around the MMH campus for employees and community members, Q&A sessions with our Registered Dietician and Physical Therapist, informative booths, blood pressure & glucose checks, wellness competitions and a farmers market, to name just a few of the events for the week.

Further information, pre-registration and pledge forms can be found on Mee Memorial’s website under the Events section, www.meememorial.com.  Community Awareness Coordinator Melissa Grindstaff can also be contacted at (831) 386-7326 or via email at mgrindstaff@meememorial.com.  Week of Wellness is a community event and all are welcome!