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Activity Director for Elderly ‘Looking for Sparks’

By Keith Easthouse, reporting for The Humboldt Independent When it comes to patients with dementia, Joe Rial makes it a practice to “speak [to them] as a peer.” “It’s not something they’ve always had,” he pointed out. “It’s something that…

Affordable Healthcare

In case we haven’t said it enough, thank you SoHum for renewing the parcel tax that supports our Community Healthcare District! The final election results show that Measure F passed with over 75%. I can’t help but think to myself,…

Update Could Remove Threat to Hospital Project, Official Says

By Keith Easthouse, reporting for The Humboldt Independent It might turn out that the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District’s plan to build a new hospital at College of the Redwoods Garberville Instructional Site will be allowable under an update of…

Board Vacancy

At their Thursday, July 26, 2018 meeting the Governing Board of Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (“SHCHD” or “District”), a public agency, announced the resignation of Jack Foster from the board. Pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of…

Summer River Safety

Like the Nile, the Eel River is one of few rivers in the northern hemisphere that flows from south to north. The Eel and its tributaries form the third largest watershed entirely in California, one of six rivers that flow…

Come to our Strategic Planning session!

Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District cordially invites you to join the district for its annual Strategic Planning session on Wednesday, August 22, starting at 2 pm at the College of the Redwoods Classroom, 286 Sprowel Creek, Garberville. The afternoon educational…

Fires, mudslides, tsunamis and earthquakes… Oh my!

Northern California is no stranger to extreme weather events. The recent Carr and Mendocino Complex fires still raging have become the most destructive and largest wildfires in the state’s history, respectively. Whenever we hear about or see these events on…

Fire!! Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go! is the title of CalFire’s brochure and video designed to help each of us create our own wildfire action plan. I’m going to get mine done right after I write this column. I’ve come late to this…

Courtyard ribbon-cutting

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson Approaching Garberville’s hospital campus nestled in the residential backstreets there is a sense of community neighborliness. Visitors to Jerold Phelps Community Hospital or the Southern Humboldt Community Clinic can now enjoy…

Update on CR property purchase

The District’s efforts to purchase the College of the Redwoods Educational Site in Garberville are proceeding. We have entered escrow, and we have a nominal closing date of September 30, 2018. However, the new hurdle of needing an exemption from…