Colleagues and community members,

This past year has been one of unprecedented turmoil. Still, as we approach spring this month, profound positive change is in the offing for all of us here in Northern Nevada, and much of it is a result of the effectiveness of our new leadership at HGH.

Robyn Dunckhorst, our Chief Nursing Officer, has brought a very fresh and welcomed approach to clinical management. As someone who has developed her clinical skills with over 20 years at HGH and is respected by her peers and providers, we could not have found a more ideal individual to organize and direct the overall operations of nursing and patient care services. For the first time, she is also immersing herself in the hospital's business aspect. Along with Bertha Higbee, Executive Director of Inpatient Services, and Tina Wilson, Executive Director of Outpatient Nursing Services, the senior nursing leadership here has over 60 years of combined service caring for Humboldt County residents. They each exemplify the service culture of ICARE here at HGH; integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. Every member of this organization is expected to embrace and exemplify these attributes in their daily performance.

Please join me in saluting and congratulating these three senior nursing and organizational leaders who represent our community's finest qualities.

Tim L. Powers, C.P.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Humboldt General Hospital