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SoHum Health partners with UC Davis to host future health care professionals in local clinic

Future physician assistants (P.A.) and family nurse practitioners (FNP) now bring their enthusiasm and energy to the providers and patients of SoHum Health. A new partnership between SoHum and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis enables…

Two Paths, Both Dignified

Photo by Online Marketing on Unsplash There are two degrees which qualify an individual to practice medicine here in the United States. While doctors can be difficult to identify in the wild, a trained naturalist can distinguish the two species…

Making the Most of Your SoHum Healthcare

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash Greetings! I am the Patient Navigator for SoHum Health. My role is to provide a bridge between our patients and the difficulties they face while navigating our complex healthcare system. If a medical…

What’s That You Say?

Photo by Edward Jenner from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on May 4, 2021 Beginning about 20 years ago a large international group of academic researchers conducted a series of informally linked studies on literacy in industrialized nations. The questions being asked…

One Year of a Pandemic

It’s been one year since Humboldt County was ordered to shelter-in-place. How can one begin to define this past year, now that we all know firsthand that the word “pandemic” means a whole lot more than just a widespread outbreak…

The people we serve – part 2

This is the second of two columns featuring comments by people who have used our District’s services. Read part 1 here. Hospital rehab services “Thank God for this place” says Johnny Jennings about Jerold Phelps Community Hospital. After several days…

What’s cooking?

Small though our hospital is, we have many mouths to feed. We offer three meals and three snacks per day to all our Skilled Nursing Facility residents and hospital patients 365 days per year. We also provide three meals a…

Lab Tests Made Easy

Open Every Day Did you know that ours is the only medical lab in Humboldt County that is open seven days a week, 8 am to 5 pm? And we offer a wide range of lab services with no appointments…

Year in Review, 2017

2017 was an eventful year! We welcomed new medical staff and instituted improvements to important Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District services and operations. Medical Staffing Dr. Rucker joined us this fall as our new Clinic Medical Director. With longtime ties…

Welcoming Dr. Rucker

Longtime residents of Southern Humboldt may have noticed a familiar face in town lately. Dr. Mylene Rucker, who practiced at Redwoods Rural Health Clinic nearly 30 years ago, has recently joined SHCHD’s team as Medical Director of our Southern Humboldt…