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Laboratory Receives COLA Accreditation for its Quality Work

Jerold Phelps Community Hospital’s Laboratory Department recently earned COLA accreditation as a result of its long-term commitment to quality. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance…

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…

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…

Come to our Strategic Planning session!

Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District cordially invites you to join the district for its annual Strategic Planning session on Wednesday, August 22, starting at 2 pm at the College of the Redwoods Classroom, 286 Sprowel Creek, Garberville. The afternoon educational…

Fires, mudslides, tsunamis and earthquakes… Oh my!

Northern California is no stranger to extreme weather events. The recent Carr and Mendocino Complex fires still raging have become the most destructive and largest wildfires in the state’s history, respectively. Whenever we hear about or see these events on…

Fire!! Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go! is the title of CalFire’s brochure and video designed to help each of us create our own wildfire action plan. I’m going to get mine done right after I write this column. I’ve come late to this…

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…

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…