Health Care

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check Out St. Joseph Hospital’s Fancy New Laser

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

Doctor Shortage at Eureka’s VA Clinic Impacting Humboldt Veterans

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

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

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

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

Nurses Union Reaches Agreement With New Catholic Mega-Chain Providence St. Joseph

How Religion Affects Health Care at St. Joseph Hospital: Jefferson Public Radio

Newly Merged ‘Providence St. Joseph Health’ Promise to Make Communities Healthier in Press Release

Nurses at St. Joseph Hospital to Vote on Possible Strike Wednesday in Protest Over Planned Merger With Larger Catholic Nonprofit

Grand Jury: Behavioral Health Board Responsible for Identifying Problems in County’s ‘Dysfunctional’ Mental Health Branch

Relying on Each Other: Yurok Tribe Responds to Youth Suicide Crisis

Beware, Recreational Opioid Users! Super-Potent Drug Fentanyl Making the Rounds

About That Stat: No, the Average Humboldt Resident Does Not Take 14 Vicodin Per Day

Anti-Abortion Organizations Try to Strong-Arm Local Officials Into Ignoring State Law

Eureka City Council to Consider Supporting Needle-Exchange Program

Humboldt’s Overdose Death Rate is More Than Twice the National Average; Here’s What’s Being Done About It

Nurses Union Urges Attorney General to Reject St. Joseph Health’s Planned Merger

How Bad is Humboldt County’s Mental Health Branch? It Depends On Whom You Ask.

Local Medical Society Calls for Grand Jury Investigation into Continuing ‘Crisis’ at County Mental Health

Nurses Accuse St. Joseph Health of Violating Patients’ Rights, Abandoning Founding Values

Local Doctor’s End-of-Life Telemedicine Project Featured on PBS NewsHour, and Also an Eminem Parody Video

Assemblyman Jim Wood Talks Cannabis, Oysters and Raising the Smoking Age to 21

St. Joseph Health Looks to Merge With Larger Catholic Nonprofit

St. Joe’s President Responds to Union Report, Says Wages Are ‘Fair and Competitive’

Health Care Union Issues Report on ‘Harmful Effects of Low Wages’ at St. Joe’s

Nurses and Union Workers Protest Outside St. Joseph Hospital

Mental Health Patient Escapes Sempervirens, Returns Voluntarily

County Set to Hire Staffing Firm to Fill Holes at Mental Health Branch

County Mental Health Branch in Crisis After Mass Resignations of Doctors, Nurses

Are the Feds About to End Their War on Medical Marijuana?