News/Press Releases

Mee Memorial Hospital Recognized by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention For Outstanding Maternity Practices

Cindy Anderson, RN, OB Department Manager at Mee Memorial Hospital

King City, CA – Under the leadership of Cindy Anderson and her staff, Mee Memorial Hospital achieved a score of 89 out of 100 on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) birthing facility survey data. With all 50 U.S. states and some territories participating, Mee Memorial has a lot to be proud of for scoring better than the rest of California, statewide 85, and the national average of 79. This score is a composite of five clinical areas which includes: 1. Labor and Delivery Care; 2. Postpartum Care and Breastfeeding; 3. Facility Discharge Care; 4. Staff Training and 5. Structural and Organizational Aspects of Care Delivery.

Hospital routines can help or hinder new mothers and babies while they’re learning to breastfeed. CDC’s national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) is administered every two years to monitor and examine changes in practices over time at all hospitals and birth centers with registered maternity beds in the United States and Territories. mPINC is a national survey from the CDC that assesses infant feeding care processes, facility policies, and staffing expectations in maternity care settings.

“I am proud of our nurses and staff that have been working very hard towards a Baby Friendly designation and striving to give the best possible OB care here at Mee Memorial Hospital,” said Cindy Anderson, RN, OB Department Manager.

The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) report highlights the hard work and commitment to excellence of Mee Memorial Hospital and its staff to support breastfeeding; hospitals are an important setting for supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies. The CDC reports that the percentage of hospitals providing breastfeeding support and advice, as well as prenatal instruction, has increased over the years and is expected to further increase in future years.

Mee Memorial is looking for passionate OB Nurses wanting to join our team, for more information please visit http://www.meememorial.com/careers.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Mee Memorial Hospital

King City – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mee Memorial Hospital will be offering mammograms for women over forty at a rate of $99. Mee Memorial would like to build awareness within the community of the importance of being screened for breast cancer. Early detection is key in treating breast cancer and being able to live a whole and healthy life.

“We want to help you be aware, take charge of your health and take care of yourself. It is important for every woman to follow a program for good breast health. Early detection of breast cancer can mean survival and a mammogram is the best way to find cancer early.” said Lori Stevens mammography supervisor at Mee Memorial Hospital.

When breast cancer is detected early, at a localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms. Breast cancer can be diagnosed through

Lori Stevens mammography supervisor at Mee Memorial Hospital

multiple tests, including a mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy. A mammogram is an x-ray that allows a qualified specialist to examine the breast tissue for any suspicious areas.

 

Mee Memorial strives to deliver the highest quality of care to the patients it serves by using the most advanced technology available. Digital mammography is quickly becoming the standard in breast imaging and is the best tool in early diagnosis, giving patients a much better chance of survival and leading a long, productive life.

Stevens adds, “Get a mammogram and have one every year. Have a clinical breast exam by your healthcare provider every year and do your monthly breast self-exam. It’s important to ask questions and let your healthcare provider know if you find anything unusual. If not for yourself, do it for those who love you!”

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Staying at a healthy weight, being physically active, and limiting how much alcohol you drink can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Regular screening can often find breast cancer early when treatments are more likely to be successful.

For further information on Breast Cancer or mammography, you can contact Debbie Pierce at Mee Memorial Mammography Center at (831) 385-7130.

Mee Memorial Hospital continues to strive to improve services to our valued customers by opening a new Patient Accounting Customer Service Center

Patient Financial Services (PFS) Employees are all part of a team to make your billing experience at Mee Memorial as seamless as possible

King City, Ca. –Mee Memorial Hospital would like to announce the grand opening of our Patient Accounting Customer Service Center. The center is open Monday – Friday, from 8am-5pm, with dedicated Customer Service Representatives to help assist you with bill pay or any questions you may have regarding patient financial services. There will be a Grand Opening Mixer and Ribbon Cutting in conjunction with the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture on Thursday, July 14th from 4:30 – 6:30pm. Please join us to see the newly updated facility, learn more about MMH services, and enjoy appetizers and refreshments.

 

“Patient Financial Services is excited about a new center that is completely dedicated to the privacy and needs of our customers,” Said Fred Binczewski, Director of Revenue Cycle, Patient Financial Services, “it provides a place for customers to come with questions or pay their bill with ease.”

“The new center has allowed for us to do our job in a confidential and discreet manner and has helped us streamline the process,” said Nicki Kelly, Accounts Receivable Representative.

At MMH we have a team dedicated to working with our patients to accept all forms of payment as well as other services that include: assistance with interpretation of insurance coverage, verification of insurance eligibility and benefits, obtaining authorization for treatment, investigating possible payment sources that might be available to you, and to help make payment arrangements. Mee Memorial Hospital strives to provide you with the highest level of personal service and to deliver to you the information and options necessary to make the billing process seamless.

Mee Memorial Hospital wants to make it as easy as possible for you to manage the costs of your medical services. Customers can contact the Patient Accounting Customer Service Center to update or add insurance information, pay bills, discuss other arrangements at (831) 385-7294, (831) 385-7152, fax at (831) 385-7188 or visit the center at 809 Broadway, King City, (Behind 7-11, in the same building as Dialysis & Rehab.) Customers can also pay online, at https://www.patientportal.me/MeeMemorialCA.