News/Press Releases

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,  Community Awareness Coordinator Melissa Grindstaff can also be contacted at (831) 386-7326 or via email at  Week of Wellness is a community event and all are welcome!



Queue’s Easy Multi-Touch Display Is Designed to Reduce Patient Wait-Times

King City, CA (March 9, 2017, 2016) – Looking to improve patient experiences, Mee Memorial Hospital is introducing an easy to use registration solution called Queue that offers real-time registration monitoring and works to reduce patient wait-times.

Placed throughout registration areas, Queue multi-touch displays provide a modern registration experience by securely and efficiently collecting patient information. After signing in using Queue, patients can monitor their wait-time through the digital displays placed throughout waiting areas. Using Queue, Mee Memorial will manage the registration process in one central location.

“The addition of Queue to our registration process is a natural next step in our ongoing effort to create the best patient experience possible,” said Rena Salamacha, Chief Information Officer at Mee Memorial Hospital. “In seconds, the simple Queue multi-touch display conveniently collects the information needed, simplifying the registration process so patients spend less time in the waiting room and more time with their care team.”

Patients spend an average of 22 minutes waiting to see a healthcare provider, according to a survey of 2.4 million patients by Press Ganey Associates. The same report found patient satisfaction dropped greatly with each five minutes of waiting time. Queue’s simplified processes and advanced technology have been shown to reduce wait-times by as much as 80 percent in some hospitals.

“As a community hospital and clinic campus that services patients for King City and all of Southern Monterey County, Mee Memorial also provides services for clients such as the State Prison system, local vineyards, agricultural entities as well as industrial clients. This technology now allows for a more complete and expeditious patient experience for all,” said Fred Binczewski MHA, Director of Revenue Cycle for Patient Financial Services at MMH.


CrossChx is building the first global identity layer for better, smarter healthcare through innovative, data-driven products that create operational efficiencies and advance the patient experience. Queue, the company’s signature registration solution, provides a safe, trusted and consistent experience for patients and uses built-in analytics to give hospital administrators visibility of key metrics in real-time. CrossChx has signed more than 350 health systems nationwide and created more than 50 million unique patient IDs for healthcare. For more information, visit

Community Members get bailed out of “jail” for Mee Memorial Service League Do-Gooder event

Previous years Do-Gooders locked up in jail!

King City, CA – Mee Memorial Service League is holding their Do-Gooder Event this Friday, February 10th, from 9am-2pm on MMH’s front lobby. The idea behind the Do-Gooder event is for people volunteer to be “arrested” and placed in “jail,” then have to make their “bail” amount. The volunteer “jailbird” must raise the “bail” money to be released; this can be done through phone calls to friends and family who pledge to donate either the whole bail amount or a portion of it. Bail also can be raised by asking the people who are attending the event.

Committee Chairwoman Lynnie Oliveira and her team have been busy gathering community members who have volunteered to be “arrested.” There will be four teams of jailbirds this year, Social Services Team with Steve Tully, Annette Mercado and Audelia Lopez, another team Dee Escobar and Margaret Raschella, and inviduals Lynnie Oliveira and Ashleigh Lombardi. In keeping with the spirit of the event, each team and individuals have a great sense of humor and will be working hard to make their bail.

Previous year’s pledges have allowed the Service League to continue to finance purchases of equipment and other items for Mee Memorial, its patients and staff. It also allows them to support other projects that are dear to their hearts. The Service League help out at Mee Memorial by manning the information desk, running the gift shop, calling bingo, pushing wheelchairs, holding events to thank staff and so much more!

Come on down to bail out your local jailbirds and help support a wonderful cause and great group of volunteers!