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  Mt. Shasta Emergency Department Renovation Gathers Steam
An ambitious makeover of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta’s Emergency Department has passed the halfway mark, and all parties involved are excited about the progress and how it is going to improve health care in the far north state.
Crews this summer put the finishing touches on a 3,000-square- foot expansion of the ED, giving the busy department a private admitting area, new private exam rooms, a centralized nurses’ station, a separate waiting area, and separate bathrooms for patients and the public.
Next up will be the renovation of the existing Emergency Depart- ment which will create an isolation room, more private patient bays, and state-of-the-art imaging equipment. The final phase of the $8 million project will be completed in the summer of 2021. Over $980,000 of the $1.5 million needed to complete the project has been raised. The project has always been important to the commu- nity of south Siskiyou County, but COVID-19 has made the need even more urgent.
Watch the project video here:
For more information or to make a donation to support the Emergency Department campaign, call Alisa Johnson at (530) 926-9318 or visit
 Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta’s ED update
  “My life has been made so much better because of the Sisters of Mercy that I want to help someone else benefit from what I received.” – Penny Costa, board member
Patty Duncan’s Planned Gift is Timely
Patty Duncan is fondly remembered as a selfless mother and grandmother who would turn her Mount Shasta home into a winter wonderland during the Christmas holidays. Thanks to a donor-advised fund she established at the Community Foundation of the North State, she’ll also be remembered
for her support of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta.
Patty passed in 2017 at the age of 65, and the first installment of her gift was received in 2018. The donation helped fund the 3D mammography equipment at the Mount Shasta hospital. A subsequent gift helped purchase a video laryngoscope for the Emergency Department in 2019, and the latest was used to purchase a respirator to help the hospital prepare for COVID-19 patients. She gave freely of herself while in her mountain community, serving as a preschool teacher’s aide for a decade at the First Baptist Church in Mount Shasta,
and since her passing, her generosity continues to benefit that very community.

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