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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…

CT Scanner Groundbreaking Ceremony at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital

Jerold Phelps Community Hospital (JPCH) and Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD) are thrilled to announce that we will break ground on the site of our new computed tomography (CT) scanner this Wednesday. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on…

The Calm In The Eye Of The Storm: Celebrating ER Nurses

Amongst other celebrations this month, a very special thanks goes out to the resourceful and compassionate Registered Nurses (RNs) of our Emergency Department (commonly referred to as “the ER”). October 8th through 14th is Emergency Nurses Week, a time 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…

Thank you to all the women who make SHCHD great!

Thank you to all of the women who work and volunteer to help make SHCHD a great place to work and an even better place to receive high quality care! Thank you for caring for our community!