Blog Posts in 2015

  • Humboldt General Hospital Announces 2016 Childbirth Education Schedule

    Humboldt General Hospital has announced its 2016 Childbirth Education schedule. Mothers-to-be in their fifth to eighth month of pregnancy will have the chance to participate in one of 10 educational sessions over the coming year including the following Saturday dates: January 16, February 13, March 19, May 7, June 4, July 9, August 27, September 24, October 22, and November 19. All classes will ...

  • Jeremy Hurst, FNP-C, Now Offering Cosmetic Laser Services

    Are you ready to transform, rejuvenate and tighten your skin? Jeremy Hurst, FNP-C, and his team of laser experts are excited to offer a new suite of services aimed at helping both men and women feel renewed, confident and beautiful. “Whether you want to counteract the effects of aging, sun damage or environmental pollutants, we can help you reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue Invites Area Kids to 'Cookies with Santa' Event

    Local youngsters are invited to the HGH ambulance station this Saturday to enjoy some one-on-one time with Santa. “Cookies with Santa” will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at the station located at 118 E. Haskell Street, adjacent to Humboldt General Hospital. Area children will enjoy photos with the Jolly Old Elf along with cookies, milk and candy canes. There ...

  • Humboldt Printers, Humboldt General Join to Spread Christmas Cheer

    Two local entities have joined forces to ensure that every Humboldt County foster child has a merry Christmas. Humboldt Printers and Humboldt General Hospital are once again sponsoring the Abundant Tree Gift Giving Program in coordination with the State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services. This year, the two organizations hope to see a steady outpouring of support from the community in ...

  • HGH Says Goodbye to Retiring Respiratory Manager

    Monday, November 30, was a blue day for Humboldt General Hospital. It was Arnie Prissing’s last day on the job before retiring as the HGH Respiratory Manager. “This is a sad day for us,” said HGH CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish. “We have seen a lot of advances over the last 10 years and Arnie has been part of the team that made that happen.” Prissing has been at the ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue to "Stuff" Ambulance with Toys for Needy Children

    Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue is asking local residents to help stuff an ambulance full of toys. The “Stuff an Ambulance Toy Drive” will officially kick off this Saturday, December 5, as crews ask shoppers to donate a new, unwrapped toy; the ambulance will be parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot near the grocery entrance. The ambulance will continue to accept toys until “the ...

  • Key Club Makes Welcome Donation to Emergency Department Children

    A local group of do-gooders stopped by the Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Department recently to share gifts for that facility’s youngest patients. In all, the Lowry High School Key Club donated 200 plastic containers filled with tiny stuffed animals, crayons, toys and other goodies to give away to sick or injured kids. Emergency Department officials were delighted with the canisters ...

  • Turkey Trotters Invited to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness During Fun Run

    Local residents are invited to kick off Thanksgiving with a fun run while raising Alzheimer’s awareness. The “Up & AATT ‘Em” Alzheimer’s Awareness Turkey Trot will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 26, at Lowry High School. Pre-registration begins at 7:15 a.m. The 3K, 5K and 8K fun walk/run will send participants through area neighborhoods before they return to ...

  • Poke & Peek Thrift Shop to Host Christmas Open House

    The Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary is ready to kick-start Christmas. The all-volunteer organization is inviting the entire community to its Poke & Peek Thrift Shop for a Christmas Open House. The free event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 14, at 3200 Bengochea Circle in Sage Heights. Volunteers have been saving Christmas items all year long in preparation, and ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Celebrates National Diabetes Month

    Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today, according to the American Diabetes Association, and another 86 million people have prediabetes and are at risk for developing the disease. In fact, recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless preventative measures are taken. November is National Diabetes Month and ...

  • Area Youngsters Invited to 'Trick or Treat' at Humboldt General Hospital

    Humboldt General Hospital is gearing up for some Halloween fun, and area youth are invited to participate. From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 31, youngsters are invited to stop by the Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility for trick or treating and the chance to show off their costumes to residents. Immediately following, from 5 to 8 p.m., also on Saturday, October 31, all trick or treaters are ...

  • LaRena's Race Invites Community to Help 'Spook Cancer'

    Friday, October 30, young cowboys and cowgirls will do their part to “Spook Cancer” during a special “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” arena performance at the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association Finals. In all, 14 youngsters will take to the arena at the Winnemucca Event Center in an effort to raise funds for area cancer fighters. During their performance, each young ...

  • Local Community Invited to HGH AirOne 'Open House' Saturday

    This weekend, the newest member of the HGH EMS Rescue fleet will be on display—and local residents are invited to stop by and get acquainted. Humboldt General Hospital will host an “open house” for HGH AirOne from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 24, at the helipad located at the intersection of Mizpah and Haskell streets. For convenience, event-goers may use the parking lot at ...

  • Pam Ruark Leaves Legacy of Caring at Humboldt General Hospital

    Staff members at Humboldt General Hospital said good-bye for now to a longtime nurse who has made a big difference. Pam Ruark retired August 30, after 28 years of dedicated service. In all, Ruark’s nursing career spanned 48 years. According to Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility Director Robin Gillis, Ruark has been a mentor, an instructor, a loving caregiver and a friend. ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital EMS to Present 2015 'Refresher'

    Emergency services personnel from across the state are invited to Winnemucca to complete their continuing education requirements. Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services will offer its “2015 Annual EMS Refresher” from Friday, November 6, through Sunday, November 8, at Humboldt General Hospital. According to HGH EMS Rescue Education Coordinator David Ellis, this ...

  • Support Group Will Host Diabetes Friendly Recipe Exchange

    Do you have some great diabetes friendly recipes? Would you like to get more? Join Humboldt General Hospital’s Diabetes Support Group this Wednesday for a “Diabetes Friendly Recipe Exchange.” Group participants are invited to bring their favorite recipes to share; they’re also invited to gather recipes from their co-participants and HGH staff. The group will meet from 5:30 ...

  • HGH EMS Captain Leads Fight Against Staggering Suicide Rates

    Monique Rose says one day it will be OK to talk openly about mental health and suicide at EMS agencies across the world. “Now, if you tried to talk to somebody—to save your own life—you likely wouldn’t be allowed to try to save anybody else’s life anymore,” she said. “They would think you were unstable.” Which is totally ironic, adds Rose, since ...

  • U.S. Honor Flag Finds Very Special Connection with HGH Staff Member

    Eight years ago, Sergeant Christopher Reyka was killed in the line of duty in Broward County, Florida. At his funeral, a special flag—now known as the U.S. Honor Flag—made its way to South Florida to honor the fallen officer. Since then, the U.S. Honor Flag has memorialized fallen American heroes aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, over Ground Zero, in state capitols, at the Pentagon, in ...

  • 'Healthy You' Presentation Will Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse

    Is it possible that you or someone you love is addicted to prescription drugs? Most people only take prescription drugs for the reason their doctor intended. However, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 48 million people (aged 12 and older), have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons in their lifetime. That figure represents approximately 20 percent of the U.S. ...

  • Hospital Board Approves New Infant Security System

    So far, Humboldt General Hospital has never had to issue a “Code Pink”—and hospital officials would like to keep it that way. Code Pink is the almost universally adopted code word signaling that an infant abduction is taking place. Though rare by comparison to other hospital codes, officials made it clear recently that their focus is on preventative rather than reactive measures. ...

  • Community Invited to Town Hall Discussion of Dementia and Driving

    Next Wednesday, a group of local panelists will discuss dementia and driving during a town hall meeting at Humboldt General Hospital. The meeting, which is sponsored by Winnemucca Alzheimer’s Awareness, will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the hospital’s Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room; local residents are invited to attend to ask questions and offer ideas and suggestions. The feedback will ...

  • Ashley Sage New Head of HGH Surgical Department

    In 2010, Ashley Sage could not have envisioned where the next five years would take her. Then, she was a CNA in the Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. This month, she was named the Surgical Services Manager for Humboldt General Hospital. That transition seems easy enough on paper, but in real life, those years represent a lot of effort and education. Sage graduated from Lowry High School in ...

  • Humboldt General Awarded Certificate of Need for Construction

    The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued a Certificate of Need for construction at Humboldt General Hospital. The Certificate of Need is a requirement for any health facility construction over $2 million in rural Nevada communities. The HGH certificate covers all five phases of the hospital’s construction, including two previous phases, its current construction, and two ...

  • 'Healthy You' Presentation Will Discuss Quick and Healthy Cooking

    Cooking at home beats fast food any day for its nutritional value, lower calories and cost savings. “But after a long and hot day, turning on that stove might be the last thing you want to do,” said Humboldt General Hospital Wellness Coordinator Billie Lucero. “So you’re going to need some motivational tips—and that’s what we’re going to provide.” ...

  • Radiology Manager Wickkiser Will Leave HGH for CEO Position

    The July meeting of the hospital board of trustees was tinged with sadness at the announced resignation of Pam Wickkiser. For the past eight years, Wickkiser has served as Humboldt General Hospital’s Radiology Manager and more recently as one of two Administrative Directors. Beginning this month, she will assume duties as the CEO of a network of outpatient imaging centers in Colorado ...

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