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Humboldt General Hospital Blog

Pat Songer Announces His Resignation

HGH EMS Rescue Chief announced Wednesday, February 15, that he will be leaving Humboldt General to take a position as an EMS Chief with a large hospital system in Colorado. Following is Pat's farewell message to the community: Dear friends, ...
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Jim Parrish Apologizes for 4-H Donation

Dear Friends, I wish to apologize for my recent actions regarding the 4-H livestock auction, which was held over the Labor Day weekend at the Winnemucca Events Complex. I concur with a recent letter to the editor from Mr. Don Jones: I did not use ...
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Thank You, Mr. Cook, for Your Leadership

I just wanted to take a few minutes to bring you up to speed on a very exciting new project that hospital personnel will be pursuing starting in August. A committee made up of HGH’s management team, Vice Chief of Staff Len Perkinson, nurse ...
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Local Physicians Respond to Front-Page 'Advertisement'

We are writing regarding the article “Orthopedic doctor travels northern Nevada,” which appeared on the front page of the Saturday, July 23, issue of The Humboldt Sun newspaper. The article highlights traveling physician Jim Pappas, who ...
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Clearing Up Misconceptions

It appears from reading our local newspaper and from comments on the street that there is a misconception regarding the proposed strategic plan for Humboldt General Hospital. Allow me to clarify a couple of points: First, the proposed strategic plan ...
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CEO Applauds the Efforts of Debbie Ames, Staff

I want to take a moment to share a brief yet important story with you: One day this week I was approached by a woman who was at her wits end regarding getting help for her husband with the many Reno physicians and insurance companies involved. For ...
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Not Just Fancy Upgrades

Recently, a local resident shared her opinion regarding the very complex pricing structure that hospitals, insurance companies, and others deal with to provide healthcare. This woman asked if Humboldt General Hospital was willing to invest in the ...
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Congratulations, Jim

Congratulations to HGH CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish, who has been accepted in the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Rural Health Fellows Program for 2015. Jim applied to take part in the year-long, intensive program and came through a ...
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Thank You Volunteers!

Saturday, July 11, we had over 150 youth show up for free sports physicals at our new 51 E. Haskell Street building, and thanks to our HGH team, everything went great. Dr. Len Perkinson, J. Hurst, FNP-C, and Dr. Samaan Sattarzadeh were amazing and ...
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Join us for Denim Day

This Wednesday, April 29, women are being encouraged to wear their jeans in honor of "Denim Day," a worldwide effort to end sexual violence. Locally, Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services is supporting the event and asking us to "make ...
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Way to Put Safety First!

Humboldt General Hospital Owner Representative Mike Sheppard shared a really important statistic with us the other day. He said that since the hospital began its latest expansions in 2010, no major construction accidents have occurred. Mike ...
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Rural Residency News

We have great news from our rural residency program. Humboldt General Hospital matched with two residents for 2016! Those two physicians will complete their first year in Las Vegas beginning this July before they move to Winnemucca next year. And ...
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Meet Sam Evans

Meet Samantha Evans. Sam is the new Healthcare Resource Group representative in the hospital's business office. Healthcare Resource Group (or HRG) handles the lion's share of the hospital's billing; however, the company is located out of ...
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Yeah Holly Schirrick!

We have exciting news from SNF. CNA Holly Schirrick has been nominated for the 2015 Nursing Assistant of the Year Scholarship Award. If she wins, Holly will be awarded $3,000 and a trip to the annual conference in New Orleans. This is a nationwide ...
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HGH's Greats for 2014

We have honored three Humboldt General Hospital employees for their excellent work in 2014. Environmental Services staff member Jose Barajas was named the Employee of the Year while Dave Baker, EMT, was named the EMS Employee of the Year and Chief ...
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Dr. P. for Five More Years!

We have great news from the Tuesday, May 24, meeting of the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees: We get to keep Dr. Len Perkinson for another five years! Trustees voted to renew Dr. Perkinson's contract through 2020 and we are so ...
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Moe, You'll Be Missed

December 23, Humboldt General Hospital said goodbye to longtime trustee and board chairman Moe Hanzlik. Moe has faithfully served Humboldt General Hospital for the past 12 years as a hospital trustee; he has also served as a volunteer EMT since 1977. ...
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Thanks Santa, EMS

Saturday, December 13, 2014, we hosted our first annual "Hot Cocoa with Santa" event and can we just say: Wow! Our community is so unbelievably awesome! Not only did we have a blast welcoming about 500 youngsters to the ambulance station, ...
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HGH on Film

We are always working on recruiting staff to Humboldt General Hospital. We have now added another important component to that process: recruiting physicians to the Nevada School of Medicine Rural Family Medicine Residency at HGH. So a few weeks ago, ...
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Recognizing SNF

Congratulations to this great lady and her staff. Robin Gillis, Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Manager, was honored at the October meeting of the Humboldt County Hospital Board of Trustees for two quality achievements: one from our QIO ...
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Great Work, EMS

EMS Chief Pat Songer accepted a great recognition on behalf of HGH EMS Rescue during last week's meeting of the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees. The proclamation from the State of Nevada recognizes HGH EMS Rescue "for ...
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Great Kids, Great Employees

October 1, Humboldt General Hospital Employee Committee President Rick McComb and Treasurer Louis Mendiola went to Lowry High School to meet with the Lowry Leadership Class and present them with a check for $200. The money will help Leadership in ...
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Ginger, We Are Proud

We wanted to give a shout out to Ginger Tanner, our infection control/infusion nurse. In addition to her heavy load at the hospital, she is also beginning the process to become chemo certified so that she can help local cancer patients here at the ...
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Way to Go, Dietary!

We are sending out MAJOR kudos to our wonderful dietary staff. This past week, the Nevada Division of Public Health performed a routine inspection of the hospital kitchen and HGH scored an amazing 98 out of 100; the Harmony Manor kitchen scored at ...
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Larry's Waiting Room

Yesterday was a special day at HGH as family members and friends came to celebrate the dedication of our surgery waiting room to Larry Hutcheson, our Chief Financial Officer who passed away on October 18, 2012, just one day before his retirement.The ...
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