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News Author Barbara Truitt

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…

Get Moving Again in 2018

Just in time to help you make good on your New Year’s Resolutions, Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District is sponsoring free, twice-weekly Restorative Movement classes at the SoHum Yoga Studio in the Meadows Business Park. Most people occasionally fall ill…

Keeping Healthcare Affordable

Last week I talked about the importance of exercising to maintain your health. Regular medical exams are equally important, to keep little health problems from becoming big ones. When I encounter friends at the Healthcare District, I often say “Just…

Welcoming Dr. Rucker

Longtime residents of Southern Humboldt may have noticed a familiar face in town lately. Dr. Mylene Rucker, who practiced at Redwoods Rural Health Clinic nearly 30 years ago, has recently joined SHCHD’s team as Medical Director of our Southern Humboldt…

Women’s Health Screenings

My first awareness of cervical cancer came when my grandmother was diagnosed with it in the early 1950s. She underwent a hysterectomy followed by radiation treatments, and she lived an active life for another 20 years. It was not until…

Annual Periodic Evaluation and Quality Assurance Review FY 2017

Southern Humboldt Community Health Care District (SHCHD) is located in Garberville California, SHCHD serves a diverse population of Southern Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity County residents. The area supports a large rural area of approximately 775 square miles and includes the…

Controlling Arrhythmia

Some people think that all our local ER does is stabilize and transfer patients on to bigger, better-equipped hospitals, but in fact, over 93% of our patients have their issues resolved through their visit to the ER and do not…

Improving Veterans’ Access to Medical Services

Are you, or do you know, a local veteran who has trouble getting transportation to the VA facility 70 miles away in Eureka, or who can’t get a timely VA appointment for needed medical care? If so, the Veterans Choice…

November 16, 2017 Is National Rural Health Day

The following newsletter on National Rural Health Day was created by California Critical Access Hospital Network and sent to CCAHN members. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day as a way to…

Degrees of Remoteness

The catastrophic fires raging in the counties south of us have made me think of our ER and all our healthcare services in a new light, especially as those fires caused Highway 101 closures reminiscent of last winter’s closures near…