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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…

Summer River Safety

Like the Nile, the Eel River is one of few rivers in the northern hemisphere that flows from south to north. The Eel and its tributaries form the third largest watershed entirely in California, one of six rivers that flow…

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…

Courtyard ribbon-cutting

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson Approaching Garberville’s hospital campus nestled in the residential backstreets there is a sense of community neighborliness. Visitors to Jerold Phelps Community Hospital or the Southern Humboldt Community Clinic can now enjoy…

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…

Itching for fun?

Spring and Summer are an exciting time for outdoor enthusiasts in California. Hitting the trails and breaking in that new pair of hiking boots is exhilarating, and there is no shortage of outdoor fun to be had. Everyone should get…

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…