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News Author Barbara Truitt

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…

The people we serve – part 2

This is the second of two columns featuring comments by people who have used our District’s services. Read part 1 here. Hospital rehab services “Thank God for this place” says Johnny Jennings about Jerold Phelps Community Hospital. After several days…

The people we serve – part 1

This is the first of two posts featuring comments by people who have used our District’s services. Spectrum of care Hal Lepoff:  “I never expected to be diagnosed with an incurable cancer (Chronic lymphocytic leukemia or CLL).  It’s something that…

Local hospital history

The early days Local lore tells of doctors delivering care in our area in the early 1900’s on horseback or via horse and buggy, and there was apparently a small hospital near the north end of Garberville in that era.…

Rural Healthcare Q&A

Healthcare is a complex issue. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Urgent care versus ER Question: Why not just have an Urgent Care Center instead of an ER? Answer: Urgent care clinics provide clinic services to drop-ins, with…

What is Measure F?

Measure F is a request to voters to levy a new $125 parcel tax to replace the $125 tax expiring June 30th that we’ve been paying for the past 10 years. What does it say, exactly? Shall the Southern Humboldt…

Our healthcare community goes way back

Christina Huff has been a key player in healthcare-related community development since she arrived in SoHum over 40 years ago from the Bay Area.  She and her husband Steve Weissbluth have also been beneficiaries of local healthcare services. Anaphylaxis  Shortness…

Voucher Program

Did you know you can use SHCHD’s Voucher Program to get credit equal to the amount of all the SHCHD parcel taxes you pay, and you can use that credit to pay for services you, your family, or your tenants…

Blocksburg

You may have heard that the Blocksburg area may soon be removed from our Healthcare District’s boundaries.  It is important to note that this change was initiated by Blocksburg residents and not by the District itself. Of course we could…

Earthquake!

You awaken to violent jolting, the sound of glass breaking and large objects hitting the floor, the groan of trees as they topple, and (if you live in town) perhaps a flash and bang as the transformer near your house…