We are here for the community because we are the community.
MCC provides staff with opportunities to learn new skills as well as on the job training.
Work alongside people who are devoted to making a difference. The MCC team cares about its employees’ needs and well being the same as it does every patient that walks through the door.
MCC takes care of the people we work with, so they can take better care of the patients we serve, from creating a dedicated pumping room for nursing mothers to our snack program
We are experts in community resources and building partnerships. MCC changes and adapts to the community to best meet their needs.
We promote a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
I love getting to make a difference. For example, I saw a patient in early Fall that received a diagnosis of diabetes. I tried to contact him, but couldn’t find him. I contacted the pharmacy to see if he had picked up his medication, he had not. In the spring the patient came into MCC to be seen for something else and he was connected with me. I found out that he was experiencing serious financial hardships, having just been released from jail and unable to find a job. I was able to get funding for his medication in addition to free samples. I also reached out to let people know about his skills and need for work and was able to connect him to some jobs. To top it off, leadership at MCC authorized a fee waiver for six months worth of appointments.
My wife Nancy and I would always celebrate our anniversary by taking off the first week in December and traveling somewhere romantic. After awhile we noticed we kept coming back to the Mendocino Coast. We loved the climate. We loved the people and we were mesmerized by the ocean. So, we decided to move here and bought some property north of Fort Bragg. Eventually we built our home there.
Towards the end of our home construction our contractor’s wife, who was a Board Member of the Clinic suggested I visit the clinic. I did and it ended up being a very good fit as well as a whole new chapter in my career as a doctor. In the same way I was drawn to the physical beauty of the coast, I found myself drawn to the mission of the Clinic and to the community of patients and friends and co-workers I’ve established here. I’m very lucky to get to serve with such an awesome crew.
Ben Housel, MD
Medical Purple Team
My wife and I moved to Fort Bragg from Utah so I could work at MCC. Working here is a rewarding experience. It reminds me of why I got into healthcare in the first place: to create an enjoyable work environment, implement clinic work flow for increased efficiency, and above all to help those in need. I look forward to a future at MCC and adding to the already prominent reputation the clinic has in our community.
Medical Clinic Manager