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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…

Greetings from the greeters

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash With our eyes toward spring, the Registration Department at the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD) would like to share some important information with you regarding upcoming changes to Medicare billing ID numbers, the…

The Gold at Rainbow’s End

Chase the leprechaun South Fork High School’s Track Team and Interact Club are hosting a Fun Run on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, at SoHum Community Park– rain or shine! Gates will open at 7:00, and the race starts…

What’s Wrong?

Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels When you start feeling under the weather at this time of year, it can be hard to tell whether it’s a cold virus or flu virus attacking you– or even a reaction to an allergen. If you…

Healthy As We Wanna Be

Photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash Have you wondered what’s meant by Community Wellness and Population Health? Traditionally, doctors focused on curing what ails us. They didn’t concern themselves with our diet, exercise, economic status, social support, and environment. They…

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…

Walking Each Other Home

Photo by Beth Macdonald on Unsplash Talking this week with Joe Whitney, Office Manager of our local Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice (HRCH), gave me a new appreciation for the services our Hospice provides and the role Jerold Phelps…

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…