Blog Posts in 2017

  • Humboldt General Trustees Renew Orthopedic Contract

    After three years and hundreds of successful cases, hospital officials have declared their newest service line a success. The Humboldt General Hospital Orthopedic Clinic opened its doors in January 2015 in partnership with Synergy Surgicalists Inc. Tuesday, December 19, Humboldt County Hospital District Trustees approved a second three-year contract with the group for orthopedic services through ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue Offers EMT Course

    Area residents are invited to take their emergency training to a professional level in 2018. Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Rescue has scheduled an Emergency Medical Technician Course designed to help participants achieve national certification as an EMT. HGH EMS Rescue Education Coordinator Dylan Angus said, “If you want to become an EMT, this will give you the ...

  • Eddy Davis Bids Farewell After More Than Two Decades at HGH

    A small crowd packed the Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room December 21 to say their goodbyes to Eddy Davis, the much-loved controller at Humboldt General Hospital. Davis retired the following day, on December 22, after more than 23 years at HGH; there were plenty of jokes regarding a possible return since Davis already left the hospital about 10 years ago to work for the City of Winnemucca—a ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Receives 'Clean' Audit

    The Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees received a “clean and unmodified opinion” from auditor CliftonLarsonAllen LLP for Fiscal Year 2017, which is the best type of report that can be received. The designation is issued when an auditor obtains reasonable assurance that an organization’s financial statements are free of material misstatements. Daniel Frein, a ...

  • Entrance to Humboldt General Emergency Department Will Change Temporarily

    The entrance to the HGH Emergency Department will move northwest approximately 50 yards for the next few weeks. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, December 11, all ER patients will use the ramp entrance on Mizpah Street to access Emergency Department services. The temporary change will also apply to patients who need to check in after regular business hours, as well as any after-hours visitors. The ramp ...

  • 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 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 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 is ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Celebrates Record-Breaking Twin Deliveries

    Truly, 2017 has been “The Year of the Twin” at Humboldt General Hospital. Since March 2017, HGH Family Practice/OB Physician Leonard Perkinson has delivered eight sets of twins, with the latest delivery taking place Monday, November 27, at the 118 E. Haskell Street facility. As if that weren’t record-breaking enough, Dr. Perkinson actually provided pre-natal care to two other ...

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15

    If you do not have health coverage for 2018, it's time to act now. The open enrollment period for the 2018 Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace runs from November 1 to December 15, 2017. Residents and small businesses are encouraged to compare and purchase private health insurance options by accessing federal, state or local resources. The federal government’s Affordable Care ...

  • 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 fourth annual “Up & AATT ‘Em” Alzheimer’s Awareness Turkey Trot will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 23, 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 ...

  • HGH Celebrates National Diabetes Day With Free A1C Screen

    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. Tuesday, November 14, is National Diabetes Day ...

  • Local Veterans, Families Invited to Special Luncheon at HGH

    Members of Humboldt General Hospital’s Employee Committee have issued a special lunch invitation to community veterans and their families. HGHEC President Michel Carden said the luncheon, scheduled for Friday, November 10, is meant to thank veterans for their special and sacred service on behalf of all citizens—including those in Humboldt County. “These people are our ...

  • Community Residents Invited to 'Beef Up' the Blood Supply During 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 Wednesday and Thursday, November 8-9, at the Winnemucca Convention Center. All donors will be treated to the usual juice and cookies as well as complimentary hamburger sliders, ...

  • 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 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, with the goal of encouraging ...

  • HGH Partners with State Welfare to Facilitate Medicaid Application

    Beginning in November, Humboldt General Hospital will become the newest venue on the Division of Welfare and Support Services calendar. Each month, Cyndi Carpluk, a DWSS eligibility worker, stations at different community venues throughout Humboldt County to help residents complete Medicaid and other applications. HGH has agreed to host Carpluk three days each month—a decision that Business ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Encourages Residents to "Paint Winnemucca Pink!"

    Humboldt General Hospital is seeking to “Paint Winnemucca Pink” with awareness of breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death among women. On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. The good news is that over 2.8 million ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue to Present '2017 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 “2017 Annual EMS Refresher” from Thursday, November 9, through Sunday, November 12, at the East Hall Winnemucca Convention Center. According to HGH EMS Rescue Education Coordinator ...

  • Burke Named Full-Time Chief of Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue

    Sean Burke, who has served for more than six months as the interim leader at HGH EMS Rescue, is now its full-time chief. Chief Burke was named to the position September 27; he has served as interim chief of the organization since the resignation of former EMS chief Pat Songer earlier this year. Humboldt General Hospital Interim Administrator Darlene Bryan said she was pleased with the appointment ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Re-Accredited for Diabetes Education

    Humboldt General Hospital’s Dietary and Nutrition Services Department recently received some good news. Last month, the department’s “Living Well with Diabetes” education program was re-accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). The designation allows residents in and around Humboldt County to continue to access critical diabetes education ...

  • Art Frable Will Be Humboldt General Hospital's New Chief Executive Officer

    September 13, the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees took less than 10 minutes to decide to ask Art Frable to lead Humboldt General Hospital as its next chief. And it took less than two days for Frable to agree, pending contract negotiations; he is expected to begin his new position before year’s end. Frable was one of two final candidates for the job, down from six ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue Will Host Safe Kids Checkpoint This Saturday

    If you care deeply about your children and want to make sure they are safe on every ride, please stop by the Ridley’s Market parking lot this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, technicians from HGH EMS Rescue will host a Safe Kids Checkpoint. According to Lieutenant Debbie Whittaker, the group will include two technicians from the hospital’s "KISS" (Kids ...

  • Community Invited to Meet CEO Candidate during Sunday 'Meet and Greet'

    Sunday, September 10, community members are invited to meet Humboldt General Hospital’s candidate for chief executive officer. Art Frable, a longtime hospital administrator, will travel from Oklahoma Saturday in order to meet with community members Sunday. The “Meet and Greet” will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital’s Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room. The ...

  • Charity Brause New Patient Relations Coordinator at Humboldt General Hospital

    Charity Brause loves working with people, which makes her new position as Humboldt General Hospital’s Patient Relations Coordinator a natural fit. “I really enjoy interacting with people and helping in some small way every day,” said Brause, “so this does feel like the right position for me.” Brause’s position is a relatively new one for Humboldt General ...

  • HGH Cardiac Rehab Achieves Nation's Highest Certification

    Humboldt General Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program achieved a landmark milestone last week when it was certified the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The designation recognizes Humboldt General Hospital for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Program facilitator Billie Lucero said it was hard to ...

  • Are You Ready to Transform Your Skin? Join HGH for August Seminar

    Are you ready to transform, rejuvenate and tighten your skin? Jeremy Hurst, FNP-C, can show you how. Hurst will be the guest speaker at the August meeting of “Healthy Year, Healthy You.” This month’s presentation, “Laser and You: Renewed, Confident and Beautiful,” is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 17, in the Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room. Hurst and ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue to Offer Child Passenger Safety Certification

    If you care deeply about children and want to make sure they are safe on every ride, consider becoming a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician. HGH EMS Rescue will offer a National Safe Kids Technician Course from Tuesday, September 12, through Friday, September 15, at the ambulance station located next to Humboldt General Hospital; a safety seat checkpoint will finish out ...

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