Blog Posts in 2020

  • Janet Sturtz Named 2020 HGH 'Nightingale Nurse of Year'

    Famed nurse Florence Nightingale was a pioneer in infection prevention, so it was only fitting that during the COVID-19 pandemic, HGH’s Infection Preventionist should become her namesake. Janet Sturtz, RN, was named the 2020 “Nightingale Nurse of the Year” on Tuesday, May 12, the 200 th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. HGH Interim CEO Karen Cole told staff and ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue to Resume Educational Courses

    Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue will resume its educational courses effective Monday, June 1, 2020. According to HGH EMS Rescue Interim Education Coordinator Johnathen Prichard, all community offerings will resume their pre-COVID-19 schedules, including CPR AED courses beginning Wednesday, June 17, and continuing the first and third Wednesdays of each month; Community CEU courses the first ...

  • Elective Surgeries to Resume at Humboldt General Hospital

    Humboldt General Hospital is resuming elective surgeries and procedures in compliance with current medical guidelines and in concert with other hospitals throughout the state. The hospital had cancelled elective surgical procedures in March at the recommendation of national physician and healthcare organizations that worried a surge in COVID-19 patients could overwhelm medical facilities. ...

  • Humboldt General Introduces 'EZ Lab' for Easy, Off-Site Laboratory Access

    Humboldt General Hospital has opened a temporary “EZ Lab” to help patients more easily access laboratory services. All patients are invited to utilize the new service. The temporary lab draw station will be set up in the HGH Wellness Center, which is located on the main hospital campus at 915 Harmony Road. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. daily. Patients should park in one of the ...

  • Humboldt General Welcomes New Family Practice/OB Physician to Community

    Dr. Subha Rajan loves rural family medicine. Perhaps the only thing she loves more is obstetrical medicine. In Winnemucca, she is excited to combine both passions in what she hopes will become a long-standing medical practice at Humboldt General Hospital. The Family Practice Obstetrics physician began her new position April 27. She says she was drawn to both Winnemucca’s small-town feel and ...

  • HGH Screening Clinic Will Move to Main Hospital Campus

    Local residents experiencing respiratory illness, including COVID-19 symptoms, will now be screened at the main hospital campus. Beginning Monday, May 4, the HGH Screening Clinic will temporarily occupy the Walk-In Clinic space, while the Walk-In Clinic will move to Suite A, the clinic closest to the hospital’s main admit desk. HGH Practice Administrator Robert Johnson said officials made ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Calls for Community Nominations for 2020 '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 10 th annual award is bestowed during National Nurses Week, which this year takes place May 6-12. May 12, 2020, marks the 200 th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Humboldt ...

  • Local Telehealth Option Opens Up Possibilities for Patients, Healthcare Providers

    In the wake of social distancing and other COVID-19 measures, Humboldt General Hospital has announced a new telehealth initiative aimed at connecting providers with their northern Nevada patients via technology. Telehealth refers broadly to electronic and telecommunications technologies and services used to provide care and services at a distance. Physicians and patients communicate via a Skype or ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Temporarily Reduces Walk-In Clinic Hours

    Beginning Monday, April 6, Humboldt General Hospital’s Walk-In Clinic will temporarily adjust its hours: Walk-In Clinic Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-In Clinic providers are available to treat minor ailments such as asthma, insect bites, minor cuts and burns, rashes, sprains and strains, simple fractures, allergies, urinary tract infections and more. Patients with fever, ...

  • Two More Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Humboldt County

    Humboldt County was notified Saturday evening by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health of two more positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Winnemucca. The first positive COVID-19 case in Humboldt County was confirmed on Thursday, March 26; the two new cases were confirmed on Saturday, March 28, bringing the county’s total to three. Humboldt County Health Officer ...

  • First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Humboldt County

    State officials have confirmed Humboldt County’s first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Humboldt General Hospital received the positive test result Thursday, March 26, from the Nevada Department of Public and Behavioral Health, at which time hospital officials notified the patient. After feeling symptoms, the patient was tested earlier this week for coronavirus and has been in ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Announces Measures to Protect Harmony, Quail Residents

    As part of its larger effort to control the potential spread of coronavirus disease in the north-central Nevada region, Humboldt General Hospital will significantly restrict visitors to its nursing home. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the critical new measure last week as a way to keep America’s nursing home residents safe from COVID-19. The measure follows ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue Cancels Upcoming Education Courses

    Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue will place its educational courses on hold to help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. According to HGH Interim Education Coordinator Johnathen Prichard, all community offerings, including the CPR AED course, held the first and third Wednesday of each month, and the Community CEU course, held the first Saturday of each month, will be canceled until ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes Second 'Dr. Bright' to Organization

    Janie Bright, PharmD, does not regret her decision to move to Winnemucca one bit. The new staff pharmacist at Humboldt General Hospital says she saw some wonderful opportunities in pharmacy here. Perhaps even more important, she was excited to move to a small community where daughters Kallie (8) and Brielle (5) can grow up. “Since we have moved to Winnemucca, this community has been so ...

  • Humboldt General Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

    Leeann Cushway, RN, says she’s excited to trade in her big-city life for the peace and calm that a small town and community hospital can offer. The incoming Chief Nursing Officer at Humboldt General Hospital has spent the last five years working at large trauma facilities in Las Vegas, and she is eager to get back to her rural roots where her passion in nursing began. Cushway launched her ...

  • Local Eagle Scout Candidate Completes Poke 'N' Peek Project

    Tyler Magoon and a small cadre of helpers arrived at the Poke ‘N’ Peek Thrift Shop early on Saturday, January 25. Tyler’s goal was not only to complete his final project to become an Eagle Scout, but also to help the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary cover an open-air structure to protect the building’s interior from wind, rain and snow. And according to the Poke’s ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Announces 'Healthy You Support Group'

    Humboldt General Hospital has announced a new support group aimed at helping men and women enjoy a healthy, fit and balanced new year. The “Healthy You Support Group” is the brainchild of Dr. Hind Elsanousy, a Resident Physician with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine’s Rural Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Elsanousy said she has been approached by several ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital Diabetes Education Classes Continue in 2020

    Humboldt General Hospital’s program aimed at helping people “live well” with diabetes is now accepting participants for one of four class sessions in 2020. Humboldt General Hospital's Nutrition Services Department will offer its “Living Well with Diabetes” education program on the following days: Tuesdays, February 4 and 11; Thursdays, May 7 and 14; Thursdays, ...

  • 3D Mammo Open House January 11 at Humboldt General Hospital

    Humboldt General Hospital’s Radiology Department is preparing to debut a new 3D mammography system, and the community is invited to help celebrate. The Hologic Genius 3D Mammography System was installed in December and is now serving patients. An open house will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, in the HGH Radiology Department, to officially introduce the new system to the ...

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

    Meklo Junior Garcia-Zepeda is the first baby of 2020 in Humboldt County. The handsome little boy made his entrance at 6:05 p.m. Friday, January 3—just under a week before he was scheduled to be induced on January 8; his actual due date was January 15. Mom Roma Zepeda said her pregnancy was progressing normally when, at 36 weeks, she woke up one night to intense nausea, chills and cold ...

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