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If you’ve ever

traveled out of the North State for

surgery, you might be surprised to learn this: Nearly a

dozen surgeons perform more than 2,200 procedures a

year at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta.

And according to The Joint Commission—an inde-

pendent group that evaluates hospital safety—they’re

among the best in the nation.

Life on your terms

“A lot of people can’t drive to Redding or Medford for

care,” says Director of Surgical Services Larry Hand,

RN. That’s why the medical center offers a full range of

procedures close to home.

After nearly 27 years at the hospital, Hand knows just

how much a person’s life can be improved by the right

surgery at the right time. Whether it helps people walk

without a cane or see to drive, surgery gives them the

chance to live life normally again, he says.

From common to complex

Mt. Shasta’s surgeons specialize in areas such as:

General surgery.

These doctors provide lifesaving

trauma care and preventive care, like colonoscopies.

OB-GYN care.

This includes C-sections and other

women’s surgeries.

Orthopaedic surgery.

These experts do things like:


Total hip and knee replacements


Hip resurfacing


Rotator cuff and ACL repair

Spine and neck surgery.

Mt. Shasta’s surgeons can

operate on any part of the spine. “And we have a complete

pain management program that works along with

that,” Hand says.

Eye surgery.

These physicians use some of the most

advanced technology in the North State to perform

cataract surgery and other eye procedures.

Great people, great results

Many of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta’s doctors,

nurses, and staff grew up in the community. And

they’re proud to be making a difference here. “We’re

taking care of people that we know,” Hand says. “That

drives us to give our best every day.”

Recently, The Joint Commission named Mt. Shasta a

Top Performer for surgical care, says Quality Director

Sharon Piva. It’s a distinction that recognizes the medi-

cal center’s commitment to patient safety. Hospitals

earn the award by routinely following practices that

have been shown to make patients safer.

“We want to do the right thing, each and every time,

for every single patient,” Piva says. “That’s something

we believe in.”

Want to see a Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta surgeon? Call

888.628.1948 for a referral.




Skill you can trust, people you know



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