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MCMC & the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) Report

How our infection rates led to inaccurate ratings in a new federal report

We at Mid-Columbia Medical Center take pride in the extraordinary measures we have long had in place to ensure our patients’ safety and in the commendations we have received from outside agencies recognizing our success in this important endeavor. We participate in several quality assurance programs, and our outcomes have always ranked at or higher than the national average among hospitals. 

So it was appalling for us to learn that the unjust and inaccurate measuring method of a recent study conducted by the federal agency that operates Medicare had resulted in MCMC receiving an inadequate ranking in the “2014 Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) Report.” 

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Mental Illness and the Family: How to Cope

Date: Feb 24, 2015
Location: Water's Edge, 7-8:30pm

It is estimated that 54 million people suffer from some form of mental illness in the US in a given year. Mental disorders are common and widespread. But most families are not prepared to cope with a loved one with mental or emotional problems. Symptoms can include changes in mood, personality, and social withdrawal and can be emotionally draining for families coping with difficult behaviors.

Mary Zenorini, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant of Columbia Hills Family Medicine & Pediatrics will discuss ways for families to cope when a family member is suffering from a mental disorder.

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