Health Care

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

February 2019

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

December 2018

(UPDATE) St. Joseph Hospital Accused of 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

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