Blog Posts in 2012

  • Five Star Rating

    We have amazing news to share. Humboldt General Hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility, Harmony Manor, recently received a five-star rating, the highest achievement for any nursing home anywhere in the country. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. ...

  • Charitable Bidding War Nets Big Dollars for Lions Club

    The Winnemucca Host Lions Club was at the center of a bidding war recently-a friendly back and forth effort between Humboldt General Hospital and Hycroft Resources and Development, Inc. that netted the Lions Club $1,800. The charitable feud took place at the first annual "Festival of Trees," held November 23-25, at the Winnemucca Events Complex Exhibit Hall. For three days, the hall was ...

  • Beautiful Hospital Art

    Louis Trout, of Shooting the West and the Winnemucca Area Arts and Culture Coalition, recently thanked hospital board members for commissioning local art for display in the hospital's new medical office building. Mr. Trout noted that the hospital collection is the second largest display in Winnemucca, after the Winnemucca Fine Arts Gallery. In all, 20 local artists placed more than 200 ...

  • Santa Jack

    Santa Claus dropped by Humboldt General Hospital on Tuesday, December 18, just in time to pose with some gifts headed to a local needy family. Santa visited several patients on the Acute Wing at the facility before he stopped to pose with the bounty of gifts that were purchased and wrapped by members of the hospital's administrative and nursing leadership teams. The recipient family has ...

  • LHS EMTs

    Thirteen senior students from Lowry High School attend class at the HGH EMS Rescue station where their ultimate goal will be to pass the National Registry EMT exam by summer 2013. The collaborative program is a first for HGH and the Humboldt County School District, but Superintendent Dave Jensen hopes it won't be the last. "This class is a perfect fit with our Career and Technical ...

  • Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

    We have exciting news. Humboldt General Hospital was named a "Top 20 Critical Access Hospital of 2012" at the National Rural Health Association's Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City. The National Rural Health Association is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of Americans by leading out on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, ...

  • Praise for HGH OB

    The Nevada Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program praised Humboldt General Hospital's Obstetrics Department in its 2012 Statewide Hospital Performance Report: "Kudos to one of our smallest birthing hospitals, Humboldt General Hospital, which provides newborn hearing screening although they are not mandated to screen due to their low birth numbers. This is a testament to their desire to ...

  • HGH Launches Diabetes Support Group

    Humboldt General Hospital is proud to reveal its newest community resource: a Diabetes Support Group. The new support group is led by Humboldt General Hospital Wellness Coordinator Louis Mendiola and Humboldt General Hospital Director of Nutrition and Dietary Services Tiffani Nalivka. Mendiola said the main objective of the new group is to offer information and tips to the community on how to ...

  • Twin Creeks Honors EMS

    Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue was honored by Newmont's Twin Creeks Mine as an "emergency response partner" during the October 23, 2012, hospital board meeting for responding quickly and efficiently to an accident involving a contractor at the mine. Newmont General Manager of Operations for Twin Creeks/ Midas Mark Evatz and Newmont External Relations Manager Rhonda Zuraff made ...

  • HGH, Hycroft Bidding War

    Here's a cute story: The Winnemucca Host Lions Club was the center of a bidding war recently-a friendly back and forth effort between Humboldt General Hospital and Hycroft Resources and Development, Inc. that netted the Lions Club $1,800. The charitable feud took place at the first annual "Festival of Trees," held November 23-25. HGH and Hycroft each took turns winning the Hycroft ...

  • Great Job, Lupe

    Humboldt General Hospital hosts a "tattle tale" program, which gives employees or patients a chance to share how a co-worker or staff member has gone above and beyond in their work. Read on for a tattle on Lupe Diaz: "I would like to give a tattletale to Lupe Diaz, clinical informatics. No matter what the question regarding HMS or email, questions, she is willing to help. She has a ...

  • HGH Helps Host Reno Bighorns

    Humboldt General Hospital was a proud sponsor of an NBA D-League contest that was held at Lowry High School Monday, November 19. The Reno Bighorns faced off against the Idaho Stampede during the preseason exhibition game. Chad Peters, Lowry High School's varsity boys' basketball coach was instrumental in helping the two teams connect. "We love the idea of having professional ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue Encourages Residents to Register with ICEdot

    Imagine EMS crews find you unconscious at a local store but have no idea about your medical history. Do you have any drug allergies? What medications are you taking? If medical transport to a hospital is needed, how will your loved ones be notified in a timely manner? Medics from Humboldt General Hospital's Emergency Medical Services usually have to rummage through purses and wallets for ...

  • Humboldt General Names New Chief Financial Officer

    Sandi Lehman is the new Chief Financial Officer at Humboldt General Hospital. The Idaho native began her new position on October 1. Larry Hutcheson, who served as CFO since 2007, was set to retire from the facility December 14; he unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, October 18. Lehman has been working at HGH since January 2012 as the hospital's controller. Humboldt General Hospital ...

  • HGH Trustees Vote to Establish EMS Substation in McDermitt

    Humboldt General Hospital's trustees voted Tuesday, September 25, to create an ambulance substation in McDermitt, a move they say will bring a much-needed continuity of care to Humboldt County's northernmost residents. "Our board members really felt this was something that couldn't wait," said HGH EMS Rescue Director Pat Songer. "They want to make sure that none of our ...

  • Hospital Says Formal, Written Complaints Result in Improved Patient Care

    Humboldt General Hospital is reminding its patients that it takes complaints very seriously. However, Nora Andersen, the facility's Quality and Risk Management Director, said if a complaint is not formally submitted, "then we are really at a disadvantage because we don't have adequate and correct information to follow up." Andersen said the hospital is making a concerted effort ...

  • New Patient Wing/Remodel

    On March 27, 2012, the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees voted to move ahead with New Patient Wing/Remodel at Humboldt General Hospital. The $5.7 million will renovate 7,000 square feet and add 5,600 square feet to the hospital's main patient area. Construction is expected to take 700 days. Following construction, the acute wing will have two bariatric rooms for larger ...

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