Health Care

October 2016

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

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

July 2016

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

June 2016

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

April 2016

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

March 2016

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

February 2016

Eureka City Council to Consider Supporting Needle-Exchange Program

January 2016

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

November 2015

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

August 2015

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

July 2015

St. Joseph Health Looks to Merge With Larger Catholic Nonprofit

May 2015

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

March 2015

Mental Health Patient Escapes Sempervirens, Returns Voluntarily

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

February 2015

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

December 2014

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

Dr. Fratkin Reaches Crowdfunding Goal for End-of-Life Care Program

AUDIO: California Report Covers Dr. Michael Fratkin’s End-of-Life Care Program

October 2014

Local Doctor Launches Project Aimed at Transforming the Way We Approach Death

August 2014

Pregnancy and Damnation: Inside Humboldt County’s Anti-Abortion Medical Clinic

July 2014

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood Getting Taken Over by Regional Affiliate

May 2014

UPDATED: Measles Hit Humboldt … Again

October 2013

USDA Issues Alert on Foster Chicken

August 2013

Former Eureka Family Doctor Confirmed as New St. Joe’s President

April 2013

Open Door Eureka Ribbon-Cutting Today; Worthies on Hand to Celebrate

February 2013

St. Joe’s Picks New Interim Leader

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