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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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…