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Horrible Bloodsucking Parasites

By Galen Latsko, submitted on behalf of SoHum Health’s Outreach Department Ticks are arachnids, the same sort of critter as spiders. Except that ticks are horrible bloodsucking parasites who don’t build pretty webs, don’t have cute little eyes or fuzzy little…

CT Scanner Going Over Big

By Keith Easthouse, reporting for The Humboldt Independent If you build it, they will come. That the take-home message with regards to the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District’s new CT scanner, an important diagnostic tool that has proven a popular…

Go Red for Women

February is American Heart Month and Friday, February 1st is National “Wear Red” Day, which is a day that shows support and awareness of women’s heart health. Go Red for Women is an  American Heart Association’s initiative that raises awareness…

Effects of Stress on the Body

By: Coach Jenny Early, submitted on behalf of the SoHum Health’s Community Wellness dept. With a new year upon us there is much to celebrate but it can also be overwhelming.  Between juggling the regular workload, the never ending stack…

Pints for SoHum Health

Join us this Friday from 4 – 8pm at Stone Junction Bar, 744 Redwood Drive, in Garberville!  20% of drinks at the Stone Junction Bar and 20% of food from Lil’ Bits will benefit SoHum Health Foundation. Have a drink…

Know Your Lemons

1 out of 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer can start long before a tumor is big enough to feel. Not having any breast lumps doesn’t rule out cancers that are too…

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…