Blog Posts in 2018

  • Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates Volunteer Accomplishments

    May 15, volunteers from the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary were honored for their service during an awards banquet at the Winnemucca Convention Center. In all, Auxiliary members were recognized for donating 13,117 volunteer hours to the organization during 2017-2018, either through service at the Poke & Peek Thrift Shop (the group’s primary source of income) or through inservice hours at ...

  • HGH 'Fit Kids' Summer Program Designed to Get Kids Moving

    Humboldt General Hospital is hoping to get kids moving this summer. The facility, located at 118 E. Haskell Street, has announced the return of “Fit Kids,” a fun summer program for kids ages 3 to 12. The program will include five events over the summer—all designed to get kids off the couch and into healthy activities. Humboldt General Hospital Wellness Coordinator Billie Lucero ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Partners With REMSA to Provide Access to Registered Nurses 24/7

    Local residents who have a medical problem or question now have the option to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Humboldt General Hospital will launch a Nurse Health Line on June 15 in partnership with REMSA, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority. The free service will improve access to care for individuals and families in Humboldt County, Nevada. Registered ...

  • HGH Launches 'Project Dignity' to Benefit Women in Transition

    Humboldt General Hospital has launched its first annual feminine product drive this month to benefit local women in transition. June 1, the facility located at 118 E. Haskell Street, debuted “Project Dignity,” in what organizers hope will be a community-wide effort to supply women seeking refuge from domestic violence or abuse with feminine products. The drive will run from June 1 ...

  • EMT Kadie Lynch Honored for Contribution Toward Local Telemedicine Program

    A local EMT was honored June 4 for her efforts to connect local residents with specialty healthcare in Reno. Kadie Lynch, an Emergency Medical Technician with HGH EMS Rescue, was awarded a “TELEMED Presenter” plaque by EMS Chief Sean Burke for her contributions toward Humboldt General Hospital’s Telemedicine Program. Three years ago, HGH began partnering with Renown Health to ...

  • Life-Saving Air Ambulance Transport Covered for Humboldt County Residents

    Humboldt General Hospital trustees have once again covered the cost of emergency air ambulance transport to a higher level of care. Earlier this year, the hospital contributed $18,000 to continue county-wide coverage for all permanent residents in Humboldt County via HGH AirOne. Trustees began covering the cost of transport by the local helicopter in October 2015; since that time hundreds of ...

  • HGH Clinic Staff Achieve Prestigious Translation Certification

    Eight clinic staff members at Humboldt General Hospital have combined their Spanish language skills with serious study to certify as in-house translators. The eight women, including Lisset Castellanos, Marie Linares, Diana Castillejos, Noemi Ayon, Rosalva Contreras, Cynthia Reynoso, Elvira Ker and Joanna Moreno, were honored Tuesday, May 29, with certificates of accomplishment as well as some ...

  • Kathryn Ourada Named 2018 "Nightingale Nurse of the Year"

    Kathryn Ourada, RN, has been named the 2018 “Nightingale Nurse of the Year” at Humboldt General Hospital following an online nomination process that allowed staff members, community residents and former patients to weigh in on the decision. The result was a welcome 59 nominations from 33 staff members, 19 community members and seven patients that singled out 18 nursing professionals ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Honors Employees for Years of Service

    Humboldt General Hospital recently honored over three dozen hospital employees for a combined 325 years of dedicated service. In all, 40 employees from a wide range of departments gathered in the hospital’s Sarah Winnemucca conference room on Tuesday, May 15, to be honored for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service respectively. Each honoree received a years of service pin, a box of ...

  • Humboldt General Invites Community to Help Restore, Beautify Garden

    A small email challenge is snowballing into a huge community effort at the Winnemucca Community Garden thanks to Hannah Kohler RN, BSN. The Humboldt General Hospital ER nurse took to heart an email from Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Bryan challenging nursing staff to “give back to the community” as part of National Hospital Week, which this year takes place May 6-12. The hospital has ...

  • LaRena's Race Saturday, May 12, at French Ford Middle School

    This weekend, all northern Nevada residents are invited to join “The LaRena Smith Bengoa Run, Ride or Walk for the Cure.” The 16th annual event will take place on Saturday, May 12, at French Ford Middle School. The race will begin at 10 a.m.; registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $25 for phantom racers, $20 for team members or senior ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Says Goodbye to Environmental Services Supervisor

    Yolanda Calderon blinked back tears as she tried to express her feelings to a group of assembled co-workers. “I just want to say thank you to everyone; thank you for supporting me here.” Calderon retired from Humboldt General Hospital Wednesday, May 2, after 22 years of dedicated service. She has served as the Environmental Services Supervisor for the past 18 years. Wednesday, dozens ...

  • Fifth Annual 'Color the Mucc' Fun Run Returns April 28

    Winnemucca, get ready for some colorful fun! The fifth annual “Color the Mucc” Fun Run returns on Saturday, April 28. The 3K/5K fun run will begin at 10 a.m. at the Winnemucca Community Garden and make its way to the finish line at Vesco City Park. Pre-registration begins at 9 a.m. Following the race, participants are invited to take part in the Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services ...

  • Humboldt General Calls for Community Nominations for 2018 'Nightingale'

    Humboldt General Hospital is asking for the community’s help to identify the nurse who most closely reflects the character and service of the world’s most famous caregiver: Florence Nightingale. The eighth annual award is bestowed during National Nurses Week, which this year takes place May 6-12. Humboldt General Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Bryan said the “Nightingale ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue 'KISS' Program to Offer Free Car Seat Checkpoint

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3 out of 4 car seats are not installed correctly. What’s more, some car seats are not fit to hold children. Together, these issues put children at risk for injury or even death in the event of a collision; motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for Nevadans between the ages of 5 and 34 years. From 10 ...

  • Office of Dr. Shouping Li Will Change Locations Beginning March 27

    Tuesday, March 27, the office of Dr. Shouping Li will change locations within the Humboldt General Hospital campus. Dr. Li will move from Suite A, his current main-floor location, to Suite H on the second floor of Humboldt General Hospital’s medical office building. To access the new office, patients should take the elevator or stairs to the second floor and turn right; Dr. Li’s clinic ...

  • Staff Immunizations Earn HGH Top Spot at 'Silver Syringe' Awards

    Humboldt General Hospital will be honored for going above and beyond in its efforts to immunize staff members against the flu. April 19, HGH will receive the “Healthy People 2020 Immunization and Infectious Diseases Leading Health Indicator” award for its success at vaccinating 90 percent or more of healthcare personnel against seasonal influenza. At Humboldt General Hospital, 98 ...

  • Annual Community Health Fair Saturday, March 17

    The Winnemucca Host Lions Club will once again team up with Humboldt General Hospital to sponsor the 2018 Community Health Fair. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, local residents are invited to take advantage of the many health services that will be available at the East Hall of the Winnemucca Convention Center. This year, four different blood screenings will be available through Humboldt ...

  • Humboldt General Celebrates ER Grand Opening with 'Emergency Fun Fair'

    The community is invited to help celebrate the completion of Humboldt General Hospital’s new Emergency Department. The HGH ER, HGH EMS Rescue and HGH AirOne will host the 2018 “Emergency Fun Fair” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 24, in the HGH Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room, located in the hospital’s main lobby area. The fair will include information about heart ...

  • Looking for a Quick and Easy Solution to Exercise? 'Healthy You' Can Help

    If you’re one of the millions of Americans who makes a New Year’s resolution to exercise more—and then watches as your best intentions fall to the wayside—you’re not alone. While the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) advise adults to get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to intense aerobic activity, nearly 80 percent of Americans don’t meet ...

  • HGH Announces 2018 Childbirth Education Schedule

    Humboldt General Hospital has announced its 2018 Childbirth Education schedule. Mothers-to-be in their fifth to eighth month of pregnancy are invited to participate in one of several educational sessions over the coming year including the following Saturday dates: February 10, April 28, June 2, July 7, August 18, October 27, and November 17. All classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in ...

  • EMS to Celebrate Valentine's Day with 'Hands-Only' CPR at Walmart

    Valentine’s Day is a great time for local residents to demonstrate their love for family and friends by learning to save lives. A “Hands-Only CPR” ambulance will be staged at the Walmart parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, February 14, in honor of Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month. According to EMT Madison Waldie, the “Hands-Only CPR” campaign is ...

  • Community Invited to Wear Red as a Reminder of Women's Heart Disease

    Humboldt General Hospital is joining with the American Heart Association to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of women in America. Each year, heart disease claims nearly a half million women’s lives. Employees at Humboldt General Hospital will don red clothing and accessories this Friday, February 2, as they join others in the community in promoting “National ...

  • Pershing, Humboldt County Personnel Unite for Car Seat Checkpoint, Barbecue

    Local first responders and healthcare professionals care deeply about area children and want to make sure they are safe on every ride. That’s why four area agencies have coordinated their efforts to host a car seat checkpoint and barbecue at the Lovelock Courthouse Park. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, February 9, the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office, Pershing General Hospital, the ...

  • ER Construction Ushers in New Era of Emergency Care in Humboldt County

    Humboldt General Hospital’s Emergency Department stands ready to launch a new era of emergency patient care in Humboldt County. The hospital’s emergency care unit officially passed inspection Thursday, January 4, and staff members who had been working in half the unit while the other half was constructed didn’t lose any time claiming the entire department. “We were ...

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