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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…