March 20, 2018

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Note: For the third time, MMHD has assisted another facility when they had to evacuate their patients/residents. We accepted 12 patients from Lassen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Susanville after they had a building fire. Following is a note to our staff from our CEO, Louis Ward.

“Once again, I am amazed with your talents and compassion for each other, complete strangers, and of course our patients when others are in need. The teamwork I observed over the past 24 hours is a testament to this staff’s caring nature and desires to excel when called upon. Collectively this TEAM is special, when we are unified with a single purpose it is evident to me and others who observe and work with us that anything can be achieved, even with the immense stress a day like today brings. It is our preparation that affords us the ability to take that “deep breath” and tackle the task at hand.

“I spoke with the Administrator of Lassen Nursing and Rehab tonight and the entire team there would like to pass on their appreciation to all of you!

“I would like to thank each and every one of you. You are all amazing. For those of you that were not directly asked to assist with the transfer event, you too are owed a thank you from all of us, many of you worked short as your co-workers assisted in the transfer. It is our confidence in everyone at Mayers getting the job done that allows us to stretch ourselves in times that others need our help! We have now come to the aid of others three times! This is only possible because of all of you who make up this fantastic TEAM MAYERS, I am so proud to be a part of something this special!

On behalf of the entire Administration, THANK YOU Team Mayers for once again showing our community and our neighboring communities that we truly are......”Always Caring, Always Here”

Trustee Honored for 40 Years

By Alex Colvin
Mountain Echo reporter
Walt Caldwell was recognized as a “champion of the community.”

He was presented with two awards in a surprise ceremony at the March 14 Board Meeting of the Burney Basin Mosquito Abatement District. Caldwell has served on that board for 40 years.

Simon Watson, representing 1st District Assemblyman Brian Dahle, presented Caldwell with a California Legislative Assembly Certificate of Recognition. The certificate read

“Thank you for a lifetime of service. Your service in the United States Marine Corps, and your time on numerous Special District Boards, most notably, your forty years on the Burney Basin Mosquito Abatement District Board, has truly made you a champion of the community.”

He also presented Caldwell with an Award of Excellence for Distinguished Public Service in the Intermountain Area from the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on behalf of District III Supervisor Mary Rickert who had to be out of town on County business.

The plaque stated:“In difficult and challenging times your leadership was steadfast and unflagging, your dedication to the public good was powerful and pronounced. Through force of personality and extension of goodwill - cooperative relationships were established and flourished. You represent the very best in public service.”

Attending the ceremony were District Manager Rick Dougherty, Retired District Manager Mike Churney, Board of Trustees’ President Abe Hathaway, Board Vice President Chad Arseneau, Secretary Bill Ford, Trustee Dana Murray, and Walt’s wife Donna Caldwell.