Recent Posts in Rising Stars

  • Pat Songer Announces His Resignation

    HGH EMS Rescue Chief announced Wednesday, February 15, that he will be leaving Humboldt General to take a position as an EMS Chief with a large hospital system in Colorado. Following is Pat's farewell message to the community: Dear friends, colleagues and community members: For nearly 12 years, I have held the position of EMS Chief and, more recently, Administrative Director of Humboldt ...

  • Jim Parrish Apologizes for 4-H Donation

    Dear Friends, I wish to apologize for my recent actions regarding the 4-H livestock auction, which was held over the Labor Day weekend at the Winnemucca Events Complex. I concur with a recent letter to the editor from Mr. Don Jones: I did not use good judgment in donating what I saw as a “scholarship” of add-on funding to four young people in the community who had raised animals as ...

  • Thank You, Mr. Cook, for Your Leadership

    I just wanted to take a few minutes to bring you up to speed on a very exciting new project that hospital personnel will be pursuing starting in August. A committee made up of HGH’s management team, Vice Chief of Staff Len Perkinson, nurse anesthetist Mark Reyka and board trustee Richard Cook will be working on accreditation for Humboldt General Hospital. This is basically an independent ...

  • Local Physicians Respond to Front-Page 'Advertisement'

    We are writing regarding the article “Orthopedic doctor travels northern Nevada,” which appeared on the front page of the Saturday, July 23, issue of The Humboldt Sun newspaper. The article highlights traveling physician Jim Pappas, who sees patients in Winnemucca and then takes his and their business to Reno for surgery. As Winnemucca’s hometown providers, we want to extend an ...

  • Clearing Up Misconceptions

    It appears from reading our local newspaper and from comments on the street that there is a misconception regarding the proposed strategic plan for Humboldt General Hospital. Allow me to clarify a couple of points: First, the proposed strategic plan presented by me at the May 14, 2016 hospital board retreat is simply that: PROPOSED. It is my job to have knowledge of healthcare trends and where (in ...

  • CEO Applauds the Efforts of Debbie Ames, Staff

    I want to take a moment to share a brief yet important story with you: One day this week I was approached by a woman who was at her wits end regarding getting help for her husband with the many Reno physicians and insurance companies involved. For privacy reasons I am unable to share more information with you. I introduced her to Debbie Ames in Patient Access and asked Debbie if she could possibly ...

  • Not Just Fancy Upgrades

    Recently, a local resident shared her opinion regarding the very complex pricing structure that hospitals, insurance companies, and others deal with to provide healthcare. This woman asked if Humboldt General Hospital was willing to invest in the right things and “reject fancy upgrades that enhance the looks of a facility but add nothing to actual medical care.” We assume this woman ...

  • Congratulations, Jim

    Congratulations to HGH CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish, who has been accepted in the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Rural Health Fellows Program for 2015. Jim applied to take part in the year-long, intensive program and came through a crowded field to land a spot among a dozen individuals who all share a mutual concern for the future of rural healthcare. During his skill-building ...

  • Thank You Volunteers!

    Saturday, July 11, we had over 150 youth show up for free sports physicals at our new 51 E. Haskell Street building, and thanks to our HGH team, everything went great. Dr. Len Perkinson, J. Hurst, FNP-C, and Dr. Samaan Sattarzadeh were amazing and real troopers, seeing patients straight for three-plus hours. Plus, we had a small army of volunteers who were amazing in their own right. We ...

  • Join us for Denim Day

    This Wednesday, April 29, women are being encouraged to wear their jeans in honor of "Denim Day," a worldwide effort to end sexual violence. Locally, Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services is supporting the event and asking us to "make a social statement by making a fashion statement." The origins of this day are really interesting--and sad. In Rome in 1997, a 45-year-old ...

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