Humboldt General Hospital will host a community forum this month to give
local residents a chance to voice any questions or issues they might have
regarding the local facility.
The public meeting, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16,
will be the second of four quarterly forums scheduled for this year. The
first meeting was held in January; similar meetings will be held at 5:30
p.m. Tuesday, July 16, and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 15.
All meetings will take place in Humboldt General Hospital's Sarah Winnemucca
Conference Room. All community members are invited to attend, and light
refreshments will be served.
Humboldt General Hospital CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish said the hospital
arrived at the idea of hosting a community forum late last year after
witnessing residents' and hospital board members' frustration
at not being able to adequately discuss questions or issues during regularly
scheduled board meetings.
"It's just the wrong forum to really delve into our residents'
concerns," he said. "We want to give people a place where they
know they can get answers right away, or at least begin the process to
put their issues to rest."
Tuesday's community forum will include a brief presentation by hospital
supervisors regarding the various processes the hospital has in place
to address suggestions, complaints, praise or problems from patients,
visitors, employees and/or community members.
The bulk of the meeting will follow in a question and answer format, with
members of the hospital's leadership helping to provide real-time
answers to the public's inquiries.
Parrish added, "We are committed to providing quality care for our
patients and for our community, but in order for us to do that effectively,
we need to understand what stumbling blocks residents are facing."
He continued, "We want to know what we can do to remove those obstacles
and help our community members have an exceptional care experience at
Humboldt General Hospital."
For more information on Tuesday's Community Forum at Humboldt General
Hospital, please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 123.