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News Author Barbara Truitt

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…

CT scans coming soon!

That’s right! Our new CT Scanner was recently installed in the new modular building adjacent to the Emergency Department entrance. A District goal since before I joined the SHCHD Board in 2010, our last hurdle before we can begin CT…

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…

Community Baby Shower Coming Up

Want to spend a fun couple of hours getting information about raising healthy, happy kids? The 3rd Annual Community Baby Shower is just around the corner, and it’s not just about babies. Sponsored by the Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center,…

What’s Wrong?

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 feel tired or…

Healthy As We Wanna Be

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 were paid for the services and…

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

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 Community Hospital’s Emergency Department plays in…

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,…