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Wuhan Coronavirus: A Practical Pandemic Panic Primer

Photo by Gani Nurhakim on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 4, 2020 From the same planet that brought you SARS and MERS, it’s the 2019-nCoV novel coronavirus. I’m sure a more pronounceable acronym is forthcoming, but for…

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…

Finding the Balance

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Balance is such an important factor in health that the human body evolved several distinct systems to keep itself upright in all kinds of shaky situations. When one or another is compromised, the others kick in more efficiently…

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…

Baby You Can Drive My Car

Photo by Maxwell Ridgeway on Unsplash Driving one’s own car may become a thing of the past within many of our life spans, but until then, spending long periods of time behind the wheel can create some patterns in the…

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…