Blog Posts in 2019

  • Humboldt General Trustees Cite Doctor for Contract Default

    Humboldt General Hospital trustees have given a local physician one month to improve his administrative job performance. Following a more than two-hour closed session at the Tuesday, January 22, meeting of the board, trustees unanimously agreed that Dr. Len Perkinson has not performed as expected in completing patient charts. Trustees gave the family practice/obstetrics physician a required 30-day ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Announces 2019 Childbirth Education Schedule

    2019 Schedule of Classes Humboldt General Hospital has announced its 2019 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: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 4, June 1, July 20, August 24, September 21, October 19, and ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes Newest Trustee

    At the first of the new year, Humboldt General Hospital welcomed its newest trustee. Gene Hunt, who won election to the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees on November 6, will fill the position vacated by Richard Cook, whose four-year term ends December 31. While Gene didn’t anticipate running for the hospital board, it was a natural progression for a man accustomed to public ...

  • Humboldt General Software Change Spurs Significant Self-Pay Discount

    Humboldt General’s move to a new software system has opened up a one-of-a-kind opportunity for hospital account holders. From February 1, 2019, to May 15, 2019, all self-pay accounts at the hospital will be eligible for a 50 percent discount, when paid in full. According to HGH Chief Financial Officer Sandi Lehman, the discount applies to any account in self-pay status, including uninsured ...

  • HGH's Harmony Road Entrance Will Close to the Public

    As part of Humboldt General Hospital’s efforts to improve patient safety, security and privacy, the facility’s Harmony Road entrance will now be locked during normal operations, beginning January 10, 2019. According to HGH EMS Chief Sean Burke, who oversees the hospital’s security measures, the west-side entrance to the hospital was originally designed for visitors to the Harmony ...

  • Humboldt County's New Years Baby Arrives at Humboldt General Hospital

    Arely Hernandez is the first baby of 2019 in Humboldt County. The beautiful little girl made her entrance at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday, January 1—long before she was expected to arrive. Mom Karina Carrillo said she wasn’t due until January 20, so when she began experiencing contractions at about 8:30 p.m. New Year's Eve night, her family didn’t take her seriously at first. ...

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