Health Care

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

February 2019

Surprise Layoffs at Mad River Community Hospital Leave Care Providers Confused, Concerned for Patients

December 2018

St. Joseph Hospital Cited for Excessive Use of Restraints on Patients, Including One With PTSD

The Van: When Religion and Medicine Collide (a Story from the Arcata High Pepperbox)

November 2018

St. Joseph Hospital Now Offers Lung Cancer Screening

September 2018

St. Joseph Health Lays Off 35 Employees

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) St. Joseph Hospital Workers Protest Staffing Levels; Employee Says She Peed Her Pants When No One Could Relieve Her For a Bathroom Break

August 2018

California Allocates $1 Million to Improve Mental Health of Native American Youth, Including Local Tribe Members

Amid Unprecedented Outbreak of HIV and Syphilis, Health Professionals Urge Precaution, Testing

June 2018

Proposed Jerold Phelps Hospital Expansion Site Deemed Too Close to Garberville Airport, But Supervisors Could Possibly Approve Plans Anyway

It’s Raining Grants at the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services; $9M Landed in Recent Weeks

May 2018

(UPDATE) HIV Cases Are Spiking Amid ‘Unprecedented’ Number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Humboldt

NEW DOCTORS COMING: St. Joe’s, Open Door Officially Launch New Humboldt County Medical Residency Program

April 2018

Hundreds of Kids and Adults Receiving Free Eye Exams and Glasses in Hoopa This Week

March 2018

Herrmann Spetzler, CEO of Open Door Health Centers for More Than 40 Years, Has Died

Yurok Tribes Files Federal Lawsuit Against Big Pharma Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

December 2017

St. Joseph Hospital Responds to Nurses Association’s Staffing Grievances; Says Comprehensive Plan has Been Developed to Ensure ‘Appropriate’ Levels of Staffing

Citing Dangerous Conditions, Nurses Filed Legal Objection to St. Joe Staffing Levels Yesterday, Union Rep Says

November 2017

Assm. Jim Wood Says ‘Health Care For All is Our Goal,’ as Select State Committee Prepares Second Hearing

October 2017

(VIDEO) Eureka Surgeon Wins Prestigious Rural Doctor Award from California Medical Association

September 2017

Assm. Jim Wood Cautions Pro-Single-Payer Protesters Who Will Demonstrate at His Local Offices Tomorrow: Don’t Expect to Get Everything You Wish For

August 2017

Covered California Premiums in Our Region Will Jump 33 Percent Next Year, Though Subsidies Could Help Offset Increase

June 2017

Open Door Working to Address Local Shortage of Primary Care Providers Through Its Nurse Residency Program

Dr. Michael Fratkin Let Go as Head of St. Joseph Health’s Palliative Care Program

Local Planned Parenthood Affiliate Lights Up a Redwood Tree in Pink to Show Opposition to Trumpcare

May 2017

St. Joseph Hospital President Dr. David O’Brien Announces Resignation

Rep. Huffman Slams Passage of TrumpCare; Protests Planned at County Courthouse

March 2017

Republican Health Care Bill Could Cost Thousands of Humboldt County Residents Their Insurance Coverage

February 2017

Check Out St. Joseph Hospital’s Fancy New Laser

HSU and CR Looking to Collaborate on Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

December 2016

Doctor Shortage at Eureka’s VA Clinic Impacting Humboldt Veterans

November 2016

Rockport Healthcare Changes Course (Again), Opts Not to Cancel MediCal Contracts With Skilled Nursing Homes

Supervisors Move Forward With Plans for Health and Social Services Center in McKinleyville

‘Like Extortion’: Senator McGuire Says Rockport Still Angling For Higher Medi-Cal Rates at Skilled Nursing Homes

UPDATED: Rockport Owner Changes Plans, Says Two of Three Skilled Nursing Homes Slated for Closure Will Remain Open

October 2016

Competing Protests With a Shared Goal: Keeping Eureka’s Skilled Nursing Facilities From Closing

Two Protests, Same Place, Same Time, Will Target Different Agencies For Pending Nursing Home Closures

(UPDATED) Homeopathic Teething Products Are Dangerous, FDA Warns

September 2016

Skilled Nursing Corporation Blames Planned Closures on Marijuana, Medi-Cal Provider

Three Skilled Nursing Homes Closing: Rockport Receives Approval from State Regulators

State Lawmakers Fighting to Prevent Closures of Local Skilled-Nursing Facilities

The County’s Opioid Use is Still Really High, But It’s Dropping

Skilled Nursing Homes’ Closure Plan Denied by State Public Health Department … For Now

State Unlikely to Block Closure of Local Skilled Nursing Facilities

August 2016

Bills to Alleviate Local Doctor Shortage, Improve Mental Health Care Clear Major Hurdles in State Legislature

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