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Blog Posts in 2013

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K-9 Vests for Our Community Protectors

October 23, the Nevada Highway Patrol’s drug interdiction K-9 was injured in a shootout on Interstate 80. Gripper was in his kennel in the back of Trooper Tim Raabe’s patrol vehicle when ...
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Nearly 1,000 Flu Shots!

Last Thursday, HGH's nurses and EMS crews gave 945 flu vaccinations in four hours! Our crews were amazing and we want to thank everyone who made the emergency flu clinic such a success. The ...
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Abundance for Our Little Ones

There are 40 of them. Foster children. Right here in Humboldt County. And thanks to the generosity of so many, each is going to have a very Merry Christmas. Each year, Humboldt General Hospital ...
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Festival of Trees

The Winnemucca Host Lions Club will hold their second annual "Festival of Trees" at the Winnemucca Events Complex Exhibit Hall this weekend, from Friday, November 29, through Sunday, ...
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Congratulations, Theresa

Congratulations to Theresa Chwastek, HGH Patient Access to Healthcare Team Leader, for being recognized by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management as a “Certified Healthcare ...
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Increasing Infant Security

Humboldt General Hospital’s Obstetrics Department is increasing its efforts to ensure the safety of newborn infants. Beginning next week, the hospital’s Mother and Baby Unit will be locked ...
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Building a Friendship

Students at French Ford Middle school and residents of Harmony Manor are working together to bridge the gap between today’s youth and older adults. Students in Lila Wilkin's fifth-grade ...
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Lab Prices Going Down

We rely on feedback from our community to more completely fulfill our mission of being helpful and caring for those in need. Truly, we have come to know how important it is to listen. That’s why ...
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Beef Up the Blood Supply!

We invite you to join the community blood drive at the Winnemucca Convention Center and help “Beef Up the Blood Supply” at the same time. Hours are from noon to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November ...
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Thank You, RT

October 21-27 was Respiratory Care Week, a week set aside to recognize respiratory therapists for their hard work and dedication. The respiratory therapists at Humboldt General provide a wide range of ...
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HGH Halloween

Halloween night, crews with Humboldt General Hospital's Emergency Medical Services Rescue will hand out free goodies to remind area children to have a safe Halloween. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...
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Thanks, Sheri

Sheri Parks was an amazing help on Saturday, October 19. Not only did she show up at the indoor event center at 10 a.m. on her day off to help cut up onions, tomatoes and other ingredients to make a ...
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Rampart Thanks

Check out these kind comments that came from one of this year's patients at Rampart, HGH EMS Rescue's mobile hospital unit at Burning Man 2013: Hello, My name is Dandi and this year i broke my ...
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Real Heroes Donation

HGH loves helping area service clubs and organizations fulfill their various missions and goals. The hospital was able to donate $1,000 recently toward the Red Cross Real Heroes Banquet. Volunteers ...
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Congratulations, Rachel!

Rachel Anderson, RN, has been promoted to the position of Case Manager for Humboldt General Hospital. Rachel has extensive experience in home health services and has been working as a registered nurse ...
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Time for Flu Vaccinations

It’s that time of year again…INFLUENZA SEASON. All HGH employees are strongly encouraged to receive their flu vaccination; the hospital’s goal is a 90 percent or better vaccination ...
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Hospital Finishes Next Phase

The next phase of Humboldt General Hospital's New Patient Wing and Remodel is now complete and has been turned over to the hospital for occupancy. This latest phase includes one isolation room, ...
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Koats for Kids Drive

Now through Friday, October 4, the Poke & Peek Thrift Shop is asking for donations of new and gently used children’s coats as part of its second annual “Koats for Kids” drive. ...
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Thank You, Mary

The Humboldt County Hospital Board of Trustees honored former board member Mary Orr Tuesday night for her 10-1/2 years of service to HGH. Mary resigned her position earlier this summer after she ...
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Cheerleading Cleaners

Anybody who's been to the Black Rock Desert for the annual Burning Man counterculture festival has a pretty good idea of how dirty things can get. That's why HGH EMS Rescue was thrilled to ...
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Here Come the Police-Paramedics!

Humboldt General Hospital and the Winnemucca Police Department have partnered to create a new life-saving program in our community. The Winnemucca Police-Paramedic Program will utilize the skills of ...
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Color Us Fun!

It's not very often that we get to do something just to celebrate life. In fact, most of the time, we're in a struggle to protect life, preserve it, guard it. But we hardly ever take time to ...
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New OR Manager

We have great news. Jackie Gonzalez, RN, AMP, has accepted the position of Operating Room Nurse Manager. Jackie has been a traveling nurse in the department for three months; she will begin her new ...
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Welcome, Sarah!

Sarah Woydziak, a fourth-year medical student, will be serving her rural rotation with Dr. Len Perkinson from August 26, to September 20, 2013. Please welcome her and show her your department when she ...
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A Little Irritated

We have to admit we have been getting a little irritated at comments being made on the Silver Pinyon Journal, an online news source in our community. Dee Holzel, the editor, wrote a story entitled, ...
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