Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Vaccinates Staff at Sherwood Oaks Health Center Against COVID-19

Jan 5, 2021


Adventist Health Mendocino Coast (AHMC) on December 31st and Monday, January 4, spent part of the day at Sherwood Oaks Health Center located in Fort Bragg where they provided vaccinations for 58 of their staff members as they continue to diligently provide care at their facility. Staff at Sherwood Oaks have been hard at work on the front lines caring for those at their facility, working to keep them safe and provide optimal care.

Kelly Hendrix, our Inpatient Director was on site administering vaccines to staff. “The welcoming I received and gratitude from staff was wonderful and I was so fortunate to be able to bring them the vaccine. We really are a small community here and we want to take care of each other.” Kelly said of her visit to the facility. The staff was incredibly thankful to be provided the vaccine as they are part of a critical, high risk population and are the next group in line to receive these as part of the guidelines to be vaccinated. As they work to keep residents safe on the front lines their team is a critical piece to the puzzle in helping to keep our community safe.

Dr. John Cottle, the Medical Director at Sherwood Oaks Health Center and their Nursing Director, Luna Armstrong said, “What a tremendous relief that was felt when Adventist Health delivered 58 doses of COVID vaccine for Sherwood Oak's employees. It couldn’t have come at a better time. We are deeply grateful for this and previous collaboration, providing the best health care possible not just for Adventist's own facilities, but for our entire community.”

The partnership between our community, Adventist Health and the resources provided brings us one step closer to seeing an end to the pandemic and saving lives.