Blog Posts in 2019

  • Annual Community Health Fair Saturday, March 16

    The Winnemucca Host Lions Club will once again team up with Humboldt General Hospital to sponsor the 2019 Community Health Fair. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 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 ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue 'KISS' Schedules Car Seat Checkpoint

    .— Local EMS officials say it will take less than an hour for parents and caregivers to find out if their child is in an age-appropriate, correctly installed car seat. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, HGH EMS Rescue will host a free car seat checkpoint as part of its Child Passenger Safety program: “KISS” or “Kids in Safety Seats.” According to HGH EMS ...

  • Dr. Len Perkinson Resigns from Humboldt General Hospital

    Dr. Leonard Perkinson has resigned his position as a Family Practice OB physician at Humboldt General Hospital. Dr. Perkinson also has been relieved of his duties as chief of Humboldt General Hospital’s medical staff. Following a brief closed session at the Monday, March 4, special meeting of the board, trustees unanimously agreed to accept Dr. Perkinson’s resignation, which he ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Shares Information on Clinic Changes

    Several medical clinics at Humboldt General Hospital are experiencing changes with regard to providers and locations. Patients should note the following: Dr. Roger Brecheen, a board-certified OB/GYN, is seeing Dr. Leonard Perkinson’s obstetrical patients in the HGH Rural Health Clinic. Dr. Brecheen also offers gynecological services. For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to ...

  • Humboldt General Seeks to Raise Awareness 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 donned red clothing and accessories Friday, February 1, as they joined others across the nation in promoting “National Wear ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Officials Confirm Charge Against Local Doctor

    Humboldt General Hospital officials have confirmed that a local doctor pled guilty Tuesday, February 5, in federal court to one count of unlawfully distributing a controlled substance. Dr. Li, who has worked at Humboldt General Hospital as a family practice physician specializing in cardiology since 2007, admitted he prescribed Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, both opioid pain medications, to patients ...

  • Defribrillator Donation from Area Mine Will Aid Local Lifesaving Efforts

    A thoughtful donation from a local gold mine is not only generous, say EMS officials, but will increase the potential for lifesaving in the community. The SSR Mining-Marigold Mine recently donated five automated external defibrillators to HGH EMS Rescue for use in that agency’s Public Access Defibrillator program, “HeartShare.” According to Marigold Senior Safety Coordinator ...

  • 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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