Blog Posts in 2018

  • 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. Wednesday, November 14, is National Diabetes ...

  • Nursing Students Awarded Humboldt General 'Hanssen' Scholarship

    Two nursing students say a scholarship award is both the emotional and monetary boost they need to make it through the coming two years of college. Kylie Lewis and Jenny Setzer began studying toward their Associate of Applied Science in Nursing last month at Great Basin College. Both women hope to be full-fledged registered nurses by May 2020—but first they’ll have to clear some ...

  • Humboldt General Recognized for Participation in Groundbreaking CPR Training

    Late last month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a local nurse caused a few jaws to drop at a CPR skills test station. Humboldt General Hospital Chief Flight Nurse Becky Tisue was attending the Emergency Nurses Association conference when she stopped by the station for the assessment. Usually, because CPR skills tests are administered every two years, participants can be a bit rusty on their initial ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue to Present '2018 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 “2018 Annual EMS Refresher” from Friday, November 2, through Sunday, November 4, at the East Hall Winnemucca Convention Center. A pre-conference BLS CPR course will also be offered ...

  • Hospital Rebuts Social Media Charging Neglect Toward Sexual Assault Victims

    Ten years ago, Humboldt General Hospital took part in a landmark effort to send local victims of sexual violence a very important message: You are not alone. That message was recently challenged by social media posts claiming the hospital is refusing to perform “rape kits,” which according to HGH Director of Community Education and Development Nicole Maher, is a “gross ...

  • Humboldt General Launches Automated Phone System

    Beginning Monday, September 17, callers who dial the main phone line for Humboldt General Hospital will be greeted by a new automated system. All calls placed through the (775) 623-5222 number will be routed through the system, although residents still may dial local provider offices directly. HGH EMS Rescue Chief Sean Burke, who oversees the hospital’s communications center, said the system ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue Will Offer Free Car Seat Checkpoint in Battle Mountain

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2 out of 3 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 ...

  • Humboldt Museum Has New AED to Protect Visitors

    Winnemucca’s Humboldt Museum is now an official member of the “HeartShare” family. The North Central Nevada Historical Society, the board that operates the museum, recently purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for placement in one of the building’s main exhibit areas—protecting any visitor who might suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. More than 500,000 will ...

  • Harmony Resident Goldie Holbrook Celebrates 100 Years

    Goldie Holbrook is a quiet little lady with a warm eyes and a big smile. But when Humboldt General Hospital announced her 100 th birthday on Wednesday, July 18, the community was anything but quiet. Well wishes poured in from all over Winnemucca and Paradise Valley, where Goldie lived for much of her life. Friends and neighbors shared many beautiful sentiments as well as fun memories from ...

  • Healthy Nevada Project Genetic Testing Returns to HGH August 1

    In September 2016, Winnemucca residents helped make history by welcoming a first-of-its-kind, community-based population health study. Now local residents will have the chance to take part in phase two of this landmark study, which combines clinical, genetic and environmental data with the goal of providing personalized, precision medicine for individuals while improving health statewide. With ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital to Offer Free Sports Physicals to Area Youth

    Humboldt General Hospital will offer free sports physicals to area youth this weekend. The 2018 exams will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, in Suites F and G of the hospital’s medical office building, located upstairs from the main lobby. This is the 10th year that HGH has offered free sports physicals to all Lowry High School, McDermitt High School, Winnemucca Junior High ...

  • Community Invited to Participate in 'Battle of Badges' Blood Drive

    Local residents are invited to provide backup to their favorite emergency services agency this month as part of the July Community Blood Drive. The “Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive is sponsored by the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary along with United Blood Services in Reno. Times are noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the West Hall of the ...

  • Harmony, Quail Residents 'Fly High' With Paper Airplane Contest

    Skyler Slovernick takes his paper airplane flying very seriously. Tuesday, June 12, the incoming sixth-grader at French Ford Middle School coordinated a truly “uplifting” summer kickoff for residents at the Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing and Residential Care Community and the Quail Corner Life Enrichment Community. Skyler hosted a paper airplane flying competition that included ...

  • 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 ...

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