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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…

November 16, 2017 Is National Rural Health Day

The following newsletter on National Rural Health Day was created by California Critical Access Hospital Network and sent to CCAHN members. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day as a way to…

CT Scanner Groundbreaking Ceremony at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital

Jerold Phelps Community Hospital (JPCH) and Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD) are thrilled to announce that we will break ground on the site of our new computed tomography (CT) scanner this Wednesday. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on…

The Calm In The Eye Of The Storm: Celebrating ER Nurses

Amongst other celebrations this month, a very special thanks goes out to the resourceful and compassionate Registered Nurses (RNs) of our Emergency Department (commonly referred to as “the ER”). October 8th through 14th is Emergency Nurses Week, a time to…

Vacancy on SHCHD Governing Board

Gary Wellborn announced his retirement from the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD) Governing Board at its meeting on Sept 21, 2017, effective October 11, 2017. The Board is now seeking to fill the vacancy created by Gary’s resignation. Since…

Degrees of Remoteness

The catastrophic fires raging in the counties south of us have made me think of our ER and all our healthcare services in a new light, especially as those fires caused Highway 101 closures reminiscent of last winter’s closures near…

SHCHD is looking for a NEW Board Member

NOTICE OF VACANCY ON GOVERNING BOARD PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a vacancy exists on the Governing Board of Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (“SHCHD” or “District”), a public agency, as of October 11, 2017. Pursuant to and in accordance with…