Mee Memorial Healthcare System
Mee Memorial Healthcare System includes Mee Memorial Hospital in King City. (Contributed)

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “27 critical access hospitals to know in 2024.”

The list includes critical access hospitals across the United States, describing them as: “Vital components of the overall healthcare delivery system, providing quality care to the residents and visitors of rural areas. These small but mighty organizations are working to expand access to specialty care, cut down on patient travel times, and improve community health.”

The Mee Memorial network includes a hospital in King City with emergency services, acute care services, surgical services, skilled nursing, transitional care, rehabilitative services and diagnostic imaging services, among others. The system also has several comprehensive outpatient clinics, an occupational health services clinic and the Albert and Donna Oliveira Clinic, a full-service primary care facility in Greenfield.

“The hospital has been enhancing its service offerings through the renovation of its emergency and diagnostic imaging departments, and through the addition of a pediatric health and wellness center,” according to the review about Mee Memorial. “The organization is also focused on community outreach, engaging the broader community with diabetes education and initiatives because diabetes has been pinpointed as a significant community concern. Mee Memorial Healthcare System has also been chosen to participate in the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project, which will prepare it for alternative payment and care delivery models.”

While compiling this list, the Becker’s editorial team examined rankings and awards from several respected organizations, including Healthgrades, the National Rural Health Association and the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Becker’s,” said Mee Memorial CEO Rena Salamacha. “To be highlighted by such a respected publication underscores our commitment to provide the best possible healthcare to our community. It is not just a testament to our hospital, but to our employees, providers and physicians. Their unwavering dedication and heartfelt compassion have made this possible.”

Becker’s Hospital Review is a leading national healthcare publication and trusted source of information and news for healthcare professionals and leaders. It is one of the fastest-growing media platforms in the industry.

Mee Memorial Healthcare System is the primary healthcare organization serving the rural communities of South Monterey County. Overall, its healthcare professionals serve a population of nearly 80,000 within an area spanning over 55 miles between the agricultural communities of Soledad and Bradley.

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