Blog Posts in 2016

  • Darlene Bryan Assumes Duties as Hospital Interim Administrator

    January 1, Humboldt General Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Bryan will add a new title to her resume: interim hospital administrator. Bryan will take over duties from HGH CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish who stepped down from the facility December 31. It’s a position that’s fairly familiar to Bryan: she was the interim when Administrator Byron Quinton left Humboldt General Hospital ...

  • Humboldt General Begins Search for New Administrator

    Humboldt General Hospital should have a new administrator in place by early spring, according to a search firm that will help the hospital land its new chief executive office. HGH Interim Administrator Darlene Bryan told hospital board trustees at their December 27 meeting the hospital could welcome a new CEO in as early as 90 days, although representatives from Hunter Ambrose said 120 days would ...

  • Prospective Volunteers Invited to Auxiliary Membership Meeting

    Local residents who are looking for a fun and fulfilling way to spend their time are invited to attend the annual membership meeting of the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary, one of Humboldt County’s longest standing and most respected volunteer organizations, will host an informational membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, with the goal of encouraging local ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Names New Director of Anesthesia Services

    For six years, Mark Reyka has provided pain management services to patients at Humboldt General Hospital. Now the Ohio native has been named the hospital’s Director of Anesthesia Services. Reyka, a board-certified anesthesia provider, was born at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where his father was a pilot. His father’s occupation took the family through many different moves. When ...

  • 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 17, 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 General Hospital Announces 2017 Childbirth Education Schedule

    Humboldt General Hospital has announced its 2017 Childbirth Education schedule. Mothers-to-be in their fifth to eighth month of pregnancy will have the chance to participate in one of 11 educational sessions over the coming year including the following Saturday dates: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 26, September 23, October 21, and November 18. All ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Diabetes Education Classes Continue in 2017

    Humboldt General Hospital’s program aimed at helping people “live well” with diabetes is now accepting participants for one of seven class sessions in 2017. Humboldt General Hospital's Nutritional Services Department will offer its “Living Well with Diabetes” education program on the following days: Thursdays, January 26 and February 2; Tuesdays March 14 and March ...

  • 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” officially kicks off Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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 ...

  • Women's Choice Award Again Honors Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility

    Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility has once again been named one of America’s best nursing homes for women. Humboldt General Hospital’s long-term care facility recently learned that it received the Women’s Choice Award® from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as a 2016 America’s Best for Extended Care. Humboldt General Hospital was first awarded ...

  • 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 third annual “Up & AATT ‘Em” Alzheimer’s Awareness Turkey Trot will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 24, at Lowry High School. A Pre-Race Rally begins at 7:30 a.m. The 3K, 5K and 8K fun walk/run will send participants through area neighborhoods before ...

  • Dr. Leonard Perkinson Will Stay at Humboldt General Hospital

    After opposing the departure of CEO Jim Parrish, a local doctor says he will stay at HGH for now. B. Leonard Perkinson, an HGH Family Practice/OB physician indicated at the October 25 meeting of the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees he would be leaving his post after board members agreed to accept Parrish’s resignation. “It was a very emotional evening for ...

  • Local Residents Invited to 'Beef Up Blood Supply' During Local Drive

    Local residents are invited to “Beef Up the Blood Supply” this month by giving blood. The Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary along with United Blood Services in Reno will host its annual Community Blood Drive on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 15-16, at the Winnemucca Convention Center. All donors will be treated to the usual juice and cookies as well as complimentary hamburger sliders, ...

  • CEO Jim Parrish Announces His Departure From HGH

    Jim Parrish has announced he is leaving his position as chief executive officer at Humboldt General Hospital. “I would like to thank Humboldt General Hospital, including our staff members, providers, contractors, volunteers, affiliates and all others who have made this the best 12-plus years of my career,” said Mr. Parrish. “I have truly been blessed by my associations in this ...

  • HGH Communications Center Gives Callers Live, Personal Care

    Humboldt General Hospital has exchanged its automated phone system for live operators. The new HGH Communications Center was born several months ago to dispatch HGH AirOne, the hospital’s air ambulance. However, hospital officials said it soon became clear the center could offer much more in terms of premium customer service. It has been many years since Humboldt General Hospital has used ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital 'Safe Haven' for Unwanted Babies

    Every year in America hundreds of infants are abandoned shortly after birth. Tragically, their mothers are unaware of laws in all 50 states, including Nevada, that allow them to anonymously turn their children over to authorities for care and adoption without fear of criminal prosecution. Humboldt General Hospital has joined the effort to ensure the safety of every newborn child by establishing ...

  • Turn in Your Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday

    Local authorities and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at sites throughout the state Saturday. In Winnemucca, people can take their expired and unwanted prescription medications to Ridley’s Market, located at 1125 W. Winnemucca Boulevard, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, October 22. They will be collected by representatives ...

  • Brad Granath Named Family Physician 'Fellow'

    Winnemucca physician Brad Granath has been awarded the Degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The degree was conferred during a convocation on Friday, September 23, in conjunction with the AAFP’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The AAFP Degree of Fellow was established in 1971 to recognize family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service ...

  • HGH Asks for Community's Input with Patient Experience Survey

    Humboldt General Hospital is hoping to catch the “voice” of its patients—literally. The hospital has partnered with HealthStream to provide insights into patients’ experience at the hospital, which will in turn help HGH continue to examine and improve its care. “The idea,” says HGH Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Bryan, “is to improve the quality of the ...

  • HGH EMS Rope Rescue Team Transports Patient by Crane

    It was a very unusual transport, but HGH EMS Rescue Chief Pat Songer says the rope rescue of an injured construction worker was what his team was trained to do. “I’m so proud of our people,” said Chief Songer. “This is the kind of thing you train for—these once-in-a-career rescues.” The worker was injured Monday, September 19, at the construction site of the ...

  • Jim Parrish Apologizes for 4-H Donation

    Dear Friends, I wish to apologize for my recent actions regarding the 4-H livestock auction, which was held over the Labor Day weekend at the Winnemucca Events Complex. I concur with a recent letter to the editor from Mr. Don Jones: I did not use good judgment in donating what I saw as a “scholarship” of add-on funding to four young people in the community who had raised animals as ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes Two New Resident Physicians

    The Family Medicine Residency Program at Humboldt General Hospital has welcomed two new Resident Physicians. Dr. Rodney Sholty and Dr. Christopher Vlasek joined the local facility’s medical staff July 1; Dr. Samaan Sattarzadeh, the program’s lead Physician Resident in Winnemucca, has been at the HGH Family Medicine Residency Clinic since it opened in July 2015. The clinic is the ...

  • Newest HGH Bachelor of Science Nurses Graduate

    Humboldt General Hospital recently honored six nurses who have taken their education to the next level. Shannon Albisu, Rachel Anderson, Robyn Dunckhorst, Hannah Kohler, Mary Marvel and Monica Sartor recently graduated with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The six registered nurses had already completed their Associate Degree in Nursing and passed the National Council Licensure Examination ...

  • Town Hall Meeting Will Discuss Senior-Friendly Services

    Monday, September 12, a group of local panelists will consider how to make Winnemucca an “Age-Friendly” and “Dementia-Friendly” community. The meeting, which is sponsored by Winnemucca Alzheimer’s Awareness, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Humboldt General Hospital’s Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room; local residents are invited to attend to ask questions and offer ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue to Present 'Annual EMS Refresher'

    Emergency services personnel from across the state are invited to Winnemucca to complete their continuing education requirements. Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Rescue will offer its “2016 Annual EMS Refresher” from Friday, November 4, through Sunday, November 6, at Humboldt General Hospital. According to HGH EMS Rescue CPR Training Center Coordinator Sean Burke, ...

  • Rural Health Clinic Opens at Humboldt General Hospital

    Monday, August 22, Humboldt General Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic opened to the public. The second-floor construction is part of Phase 4 of the hospital’s ongoing building project. The new Rural Health Clinic is actually made up of four clinics including Leonard Perkinson, MD; Jeremy Hurst, FNP-C; Echo Mathews, FNP; and the Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Bradford Granath, MD, will ...

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