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Why we work at SHCHD

People are the heart of healthcare. Here at the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, nearly 100 people work in our hospital ER, clinic, skilled nursing facility (SNF), and all their support services to care for our community around the clock,…

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…

Billing Changes at SHCHD

We at Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District have been reaching out to our community to learn how we can improve the services we provide you. We also work continually to make our administrative procedures more efficient and more cost-effective. Because…

Get Moving Again in 2018

Just in time to help you make good on your New Year’s Resolutions, Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District is sponsoring free, twice-weekly Restorative Movement classes at the SoHum Yoga Studio in the Meadows Business Park. Most people occasionally fall ill…

Keeping Healthcare Affordable

Last week I talked about the importance of exercising to maintain your health. Regular medical exams are equally important, to keep little health problems from becoming big ones. When I encounter friends at the Healthcare District, I often say “Just…

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…

Women’s Health Screenings

My first awareness of cervical cancer came when my grandmother was diagnosed with it in the early 1950s. She underwent a hysterectomy followed by radiation treatments, and she lived an active life for another 20 years. It was not until…

Annual Periodic Evaluation and Quality Assurance Review FY 2017

Southern Humboldt Community Health Care District (SHCHD) is located in Garberville California, SHCHD serves a diverse population of Southern Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity County residents. The area supports a large rural area of approximately 775 square miles and includes the…

Controlling Arrhythmia

Some people think that all our local ER does is stabilize and transfer patients on to bigger, better-equipped hospitals, but in fact, over 93% of our patients have their issues resolved through their visit to the ER and do not…

Improving Veterans’ Access to Medical Services

Are you, or do you know, a local veteran who has trouble getting transportation to the VA facility 70 miles away in Eureka, or who can’t get a timely VA appointment for needed medical care? If so, the Veterans Choice…