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Humboldt General Lunchtime Seminar Will Focus on 'Slip, Trip, Fall' Prevention

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults age 65 and older? That’s according to Injury Facts 2017, the statistical report on unintentional injuries created by the National Safety Council. In fact, more ...

Rita Clement Named 2017 'Nightingale Nurse of the Year'

A Humboldt County nurse, who co-workers say has dedicated her career to providing exceptional care to patients, has retired—but not before she was named the 2017 Humboldt General Hospital “Nightingale Nurse of the Year.” HGH ...

Humboldt General Hospital Employees Honored for Years of Service

Humboldt General Hospital recently honored two dozen hospital employees for a combined 190 years of dedicated service. In all, 24 employees from a wide range of departments gathered in the hospital’s Sarah Winnemucca conference room on ...

Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates Volunteer Accomplishments

May 16, volunteers from the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary were honored for their service during an awards banquet at the Winnemucca Convention Center. In all, Auxiliary members were recognized for donating 13,016 volunteer hours to the organization ...

HGH EMS Rescue, Lowry High School Partner for Anti-Alcohol Program

Every 15 minutes, someone dies as the result of an alcohol-related collision. That will be the focus behind a program at Lowry High School Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23. “Every 15 Minutes” is a two-day program which demonstrates to high ...

Humboldt General Hospital Presents 'Brain Attack' Seminar

Most strokes are preventable. And a large percentage of the ones that happen are treatable with the right care, right away. It's a matter of knowing what to do, taking action and spreading the word. This month, Humboldt General Hospital is ...

LaRena's Race Saturday, May 13, at French Ford Middle School

This weekend, all northern Nevada residents are invited to join “The LaRena Smith Bengoa Run, Ride or Walk for the Cure.” The 15 th annual event will take place on Saturday, May 13, at French Ford Middle School. The race will begin at 10 ...

Father's Health Will Delay New Hospital CEO's Arrival

Linda Simmons was expected to assume her new duties as CEO of Humboldt General Hospital in May, but a severe decline in her father’s health has placed those plans on hold. “I am looking forward to coming to Humboldt General ...

HGH Employees Wear Jeans in Support of Sexual Assault Awareness

Employees at Humboldt General Hospital will don their denim this week as a show of support against sexual assault. The group will participate in Denim Day, an annual campaign that is held internationally each April in honor of Sexual Violence ...

Turn in Your Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications This Saturday

Local authorities and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at sites throughout the state Saturday. In Winnemucca, people can take their expired and unwanted prescription medications to ...

Fifth Annual 'Color the Mucc' Fun Run Celebrates Earth Day

Winnemucca, get ready for some colorful fun! The fifth annual “Color the Mucc” Fun Run returns on Saturday, April 22, in celebration of “Earth Day.” The 3K/5K fun run will begin at 10 a.m. at the Winnemucca Community Garden ...

Humboldt General Hospital Honors Top Employees

Duane Grannis says he felt excited and very honored to be named the HGH “Employee of the Year” for 2016. The Maintenance Manager has worked at Humboldt General Hospital since May 2013, and in that time he has come to view his co-workers ...

Humboldt General Welcomes Larger, More Capable Helicopter

Humboldt General Hospital’s air ambulance just got bigger and better—literally. Friday, March 24, helicopter owner MedX AirOne switched out the smaller bird stationed at the 118 E. Haskell Street facility for a larger version that will ...

Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes First Baby to New Unit

Noah Alexander Padilla made history Saturday, March 25, as the first baby born in Humboldt General Hospital’s new Mother and Baby Unit. Noah wasn’t due until April 7, so when mom Tiffany Booth showed up around 6:30 p.m. Friday, medical ...

Community Invited to 'Find the Hero in You' and Give Blood

Local residents are invited to “Find the Hero in You” by donating blood. The Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary along with United Blood Services in Reno will host its annual March Community Blood Drive from noon to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, ...

Two Local Nurses Graduate with Bachelor of Science Degrees

Two local nurses say their nights and weekends have been consumed for the past two years as they have worked to accomplish a long-anticipated goal. Michel Carden, RN, and Bertha Higbee, RN, graduated in December 2016 with Bachelor of Science in ...

Annual Community Health Fair This Saturday, March 18

The Winnemucca Host Lions Club will once again team up with Humboldt General Hospital to sponsor the 2017 Community Health Fair. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, local residents are invited to take advantage of the many health services that ...

Humboldt General Hospital Says Goodbye to Longtime Receptionist

There wasn’t an empty seat at a retirement event for Carol High, a much-admired front-desk receptionist at Humboldt General Hospital. Tuesday, March 7, staff members gathered to honor High at her retirement reception following 17 years of ...

Humboldt General Hospital Trustees Offer CEO Position to Longtime Nurse

February 22, the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees voted 5 to 1 to offer Linda Simmons, a nurse turned CEO, the chief position at Humboldt General Hospital. If Simmons agrees, she is expected to assume her new post around the first ...

HGH EMS, AirOne Rescue Man Pinned Overnight Following UTV Accident

Early Tuesday morning, February 7, rescuers aboard HGH AirOne were successful at finding an accident victim during early morning search and rescue efforts. And it was a good thing, according to HGH EMS Rescue Pat Songer. The man, whose name has not ...

Local Church Purchases Defibrillator to Protect Parishioners

A group of local parishioners are now official members of the “HeartShare” family. The Grass Valley Baptist Church recently purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for placement in the building’s kitchen ...

Hospital Seeks to Raise Awareness of Women's Heart Disease

Humboldt General Hospital is joining with the American Heart Association to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of women in America. Each year, heart disease claims nearly a half million women’s lives. Employees at ...

'Pink Lady' Donation Puts More Power Behind EMS Extrication Tools

Members of the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary had to actually climb stairs to the top of a new vehicle in order to see what they donated to Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue. Once they got there, they saw a metal box—a power unit—that ...

HGH Welcomes Humboldt County's First Baby of the New Year

Diana Johanna Romero is Humboldt County’s first baby of 2017—but she took her time getting here. “At first I thought they were mistaken,” said Mom Micaela Fregoso about having the first baby of the New Year, “I mean it ...

Humboldt General Hospital Implements Program to Increase Patient Survival

More than 200,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually and the survival rate from adult in-hospital cardiac arrest is only 25 percent. CPR may seem like a basic skill for healthcare providers but research shows that psychomotor skills related ...
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