SoHum Health release: 

Adelaida Yanez, RN

A Nurse at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Garberville has been selected as a 2021 Healthcare Hero by the California Association of Health Facilities. Adelaida Yanez, RN was one of twelve individuals who work in long-term care across the entire state to be selected for this award.

Adelaida is an integral part of the team providing high-quality care for skilled nursing residents at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital. Through the diligence and care of Adelaida and all of the hospital staff, the facility has had zero positive COVID-19 cases within residents to date. In September 2020, when the devastating August Complex wildfire burned within 10-miles of the skilled nursing facility, Adelaida helped lead the evacuation of residents to Fortuna. She was also instrumental in SoHum Health’s vaccination effort in early 2021, when Jerold Phelps Community Hospital was the only provider of COVID-19 vaccines within a fifty-mile radius.

Adelaida Yanez, RN has been a leader in the fight against COVID-19 in Southern Humboldt and beyond. SoHum Health extends a heartfelt congratulations and sincere gratitude for her contributions to their stellar team of healthcare professionals. Adelaida will receive her award at the California Association of Health Facilities Annual Convention in Palm Springs this November. 

Jerold Phelps Community Hospital is part of a family of health services provided by SoHum Health. SoHum Health’s services also include Southern Humboldt Community Clinic, Garberville Pharmacy, and Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center. For more information visit or call (707) 923-3921.