Colleagues and community members,
As I reflect on this past year at HGH, it is interesting to look back on
how we dealt with the challenges of the pandemic. A thorough retrospect
is undoubtedly warranted. There were times I seriously believed we would
be in and out of virus surges for the foreseeable future. The hospital's
ability to adapt to deliver care in new ways is very evident. Providing
appointments through telehealth, an outdoor COVID screening clinic, and
flexing staff to fit demand were a few of the new variable actions that
came to reality. Our ability to adapt quickly was never more critical.
The ability of our Long Term Care unit to remain COVID-free for quite
a long period of time is a testament to the dedication of our caregivers,
ancillary staff, and infection control. The daily state and federal reporting
requirements added to the burdens during some very trying times at HGH.
When the vaccines became available, we took the lead to get as many people
as possible vaccinated in our community. Thanks again to our staff, we
provided the vaccines in a very orderly and safe environment. From March
10 through June 9, we held 14 vaccine clinics and administered nearly
900 doses. The resources required to provide this community service were
many. Still, we never wavered in our duty and responsibility to the community.
All these points demonstrate Humboldt General Hospital's value proposition
to Northern Nevada residents and our sense of loyalty. All the lessons
learned during this past tumultuous year will go a very long way in allowing
us to become that oasis of quality healthcare in this region and begin
HGH's quest to provide complex care close to home.
Tim L. Powers, C.P.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Humboldt General Hospital