Health Care

February 2024

‘I’m Here to Help the Community’: Former Singing Trees Counselor Starts Online Substance Abuse Recovery Service

Sale of Mad River Community Hospital to Arizona-Based Company Falls Through

January 2024

Chief Exec of Mad River Hospital Unexpectedly Ousted; Talks Continue for Potential Sale to Arizona Company

Providence’s Local Outpatient Labs Will Be Sold to Labcorp, the ‘Walmart’ of Testing Labs, According to Humboldt County Health Care Workers

Providence is Closing All of Its Outpatient Labs, Including Those at St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals

November 2023

Open Door’s New Arcata Clinic is Expected to Start Welcoming Patients the First Week of 2024

September 2023

Providence St. Joe’s Cancer Physicians Dr. Ellen Mahoney and Dr. Join Luh Recognized for ‘Extraordinary Contributions’

August 2023

Bounced Paychecks, Bumpy Care and Bankruptcy: Examining the Track Record of Mad River Hospital’s Potential New Owners

U.S. News & World Report Names St. Joseph a ‘Best Regional Hospital,’ Though the Full Report Card is Mixed

June 2023

Inside Hoopa’s ‘Pill Mill’: State Medical Board, Former Employees Accuse Doctors of Over-Prescribing Opioids

May 2023

Who is Precious Velvet Mayes? TV Producer, Soap Star and Likely Next CEO of Mad River Community Hospital.

BREAKING: Mad River Hospital Announces That It’s Looking to Sell to Arizona-Based Hospital Company

Lab Specimens Lost in Recent Car Crash are Byproduct of a Larger Problem, Former Hospital Employees Say: Providence’s Corporate-Style Consolidation is Causing Longer Turnaround Times and Lower Quality

April 2023

Coastal Commission OKs Permit Application for Sorrel Leaf Healing Center, the First Youth-Focused Mental Health Crisis Facility on the North Coast

A Driver Carrying Pathology Specimens From St. Joe’s Patients Crashed in a Recent Winter Storm. The Samples Have Not Been Recovered.

February 2023

Mad River Community Hospital to Suspend Home Health Services Program, Which Serves Nearly 100 Patients; 27 Employees to be Laid Off

December 2022

Local Child Care Employees and Businesses Eligible for Thousands of Dollars in Bonus Payments

September 2022

Providence Appoints New Chief Executive for St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals

August 2022

Providence Employees Blast Administrators for Failing to Adequately Respond to Month-Long Payroll Snafu

‘Kind of a Big Deal’: Providence Spokesperson Wants You to Know that Redwood Memorial Hospital Got Five Stars

June 2022

BREAKING: Roberta Luskin-Hawk Stepping Down as Chief Executive of St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals

Group of Local Pharmacists Look to Bring Back the Personal Touch With New McKinleyville Drug Store

May 2022

With An Increase of Depression and Anxiety Among Children and Teens, New Mental Health Crisis Center Will Open to Serve our Local Youth

‘This is a Crisis for Humboldt County’: St. Joe’s Admin Issues Call to Action in Response to Surge in Violence Against Hospital Staff

March 2022

BURRE DENTAL CENTER EXPANSION: Jared Huffman Tours Clinic to Learn More About Plans to Expand Capacity by 8,000 Visits Per Year

November 2021

Providence Unveils Plans for New, Expanded ICU at Redwood Memorial Hospital

October 2021

Huffman’s Congressional Freethought Caucus Calls on FTC to Investigate Deceptive Health Care Sharing Ministry Practices

With an Alarming Spike in Congenital Syphilis Cases in Humboldt, DHHS Urges Community to Get Tested

Eureka’s Needle Exchange Was One of Several Targeted by Eco-Rooted Lawsuits. A New State Law Will Stop That.

May 2021

With a $5M Grant, the County Plans to Open a Residential Mental Health Crisis Center for Children

January 2021

Bridging the Gap: A Nonprofit’s Efforts to Get Humboldt’s Latinx Residents Health Insurance, Services

October 2020

State Reauthorizes HACHR’s Syringe Exchange Program, But Gives Eureka More Control

September 2020

Humboldt County is Changing the Way it Interacts With Mentally Ill People in the Criminal Justice System

August 2020

Former Humboldt Public Health Officer Talks About Her Plans for a Non-Profit Senior Care Community, Volunteering As COVID-19 Contact Tracer and How the County Has Handled the Pandemic

July 2020

St. Joe’s, Open Door Bring Six New First-Year Doctors to Humboldt County For Residency Program

June 2020

Local Artist’s ‘Flatten the Curve’ Stained Glass Was Purchased as a Gift for Dr. Anthony Fauci

April 2020

Local Community Health Centers Land More Than $2 Million in Federal Funding Via CARES Act

COVID Q&A: Open Door Doctor Valerie Ebel Talks Labor and Pregnancy Care, Managing Anxiety and the Importance of Wearing Masks

March 2020

A Facebook Group Founded Locally is Sewing Homemade Medical Masks for Hospitals and Healthcare Workers Across the U.S.

(UPDATE) County Health Officer Answers Questions About Bacterial Meningitis, Says Family of Arcata High Student is Requesting Privacy

February 2020

New Arcata Clinic Back on Track: The City Has Reached an Agreement With Tribal Historians, and the Project Will Again Go Before the Planning Commission Tonight

November 2019

‘Not in the Public Interest’: State Rejects Planned Merger Between St. Joseph Health Systems and Adventist Health

October 2019

Open Door Names Humboldt County Native Tory Starr Its New Chief Executive Officer

August 2019

NEW CLINIC COMING! Open Door Planning Big, Modern Arcata Medical Center to Replace Old Facilities Downtown and in Northtown

July 2019

After National Search, HSU Hires Local, Dr. Kimberly Perris, as New Nursing Program Director

A New State Law is Changing How Courts Treat the Mentally Ill, But in Humboldt It’s Not That Easy

June 2019

ACLU Sounds Alarm on Religion-Based Health Care Denials Ahead of Public Meeting on St. Joe’s Deal

In Passionate Exit Interview, HACHR Founder Brandie Wilson Defends Needle Exchange, Blasts Critics and Explains How She Reached the End of Her Fucking Rope

March 2019

ACLU Sues St. Joseph Health for Discrimination Against Transgender Patient

St. Joseph Health Donates $2 Million Grant to Help Launch HSU Nursing Program

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