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Peter Stern

With over 40 years working in natural healthcare in the Southern Humboldt community, Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Peter Stern has seen his practice grow from 1 or 2 patients a day to a bustling…

Local Boards Collaborate on Healthcare Planning

Twenty four representatives of four local organizations met January 16th at the Hospital’s new Sprowel Creek Campus to explore the possibilities for improving healthcare outreach to Northern Mendocino and Southern Humboldt’s smaller, remote communities. Board members and senior staff from…

SoHum Health Welcomes Dr. Seth Einterz

SoHum Health is pleased to announce that there is a new Doctor in town! Dr. Seth Einterz will begin serving patients at the Southern Humboldt Community Clinic in Garberville on September 3rd. Dr. Seth, as he likes us to call…

Sitting Pretty

Photo by Alora Griffiths on Unsplash You may have seen sitting described as “the new smoking” by various media outlets, as though folding our bodies into the shapes dictated by chairs were a risk equivalent to that of a gripping…

SoHum Health Closes Escrow on Sprowel Creek Campus

Written by Rob Eskridge and Ryan Stock, Growth Management  SoHum Health and Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD) proudly announce that escrow has closed for purchasing the College of the Redwoods campus located at 286 Sprowel Creek Road in Garberville.…

Amy Terrones recognized for work in child abuse prevention

Congratulations to Amy Terrones,  Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center Coordinator,  for being recognized for her work in child abuse prevention! The Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council of Humboldt County held its annual awards celebration recently at the Humboldt County Office…

Laboratory Gets COLA Accreditation

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash Jerold Phelps Community Hospital’s Laboratory Department recently earned COLA accreditation as a result of its long-term commitment to quality. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations,…

Running Makes the Heart Grow Stronger

Photo by sporlab on Unsplash Join Mendocino County in the annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon! Avenue of the Giants Marathon began in May 1972 in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The course takes you through Humboldt’s luxurious groves of…

Taking Action Against Anxiety

Photo by C.Valdez on Unsplash One of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. is anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “Anxiety disorders are affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and…

Horrible Bloodsucking Parasites

Photo by Dapo Oni on Unsplash By Galen Latsko, submitted on behalf of SoHum Health’s Outreach Department Ticks are arachnids, the same sort of critter as spiders. Except that ticks are horrible bloodsucking parasites who don’t build pretty webs, don’t have…