Section: News - posted in 2011

A festive holiday gathering for rehab patients
Dec 21, 2011
More than 55 rehab patients past and present and their families gathered at St. Joseph Hospital’s General Hospital campus for the inpatient rehabilitation department’s annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 13. Visitors enjoyed talking with Santa ...
RMH & SJH Community Newsletter
Dec 1, 2011
RMH & SJH Community Newsletter In this issue... His Heart in the Right Hands - Mark Dias of Eureka gets treated at the Heart Institute of St. Joseph Hospital (cover story) Closer to an Opening - new tower at St. Joseph Hospital expects to open in the spring (cover) Humboldt ...
Hospital staff donate backpacks to kids
Sep 23, 2011
Over 100 children in Humboldt County started school this fall with new backpacks filled with school supplies thanks to donations from St. Joseph Hospital and Redwood Memorial Hospital staff, volunteers and physicians. Every year the hospitals hold a ...
Cardiac clinics now offered in Crescent City
Sep 9, 2011
Cardiologists Dr. Andrew Michaels, Dr. Hugh Parker and Dr. James Schipper, of Humboldt Medical Specialists – Cardiology, are now offering cardiac clinics in Crescent City. The clinics will be held once a month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1771 ...
Cancer patient donates painting to Evergreen Lodge
Jul 27, 2011
The Evergreen Lodge at St. Joseph Hospital is now home to an original painting of a local lighthouse thanks to a grateful cancer patient. Crescent City resident Maria Callahan, a talented painter, recently gifted a painting she created of a ...
Volunteers team to plant orchard in Rio Dell
Jul 27, 2011
More than 50 volunteers came out on Sunday, July 24th to help plant a fruit tree orchard at the Rio Dell Community Garden. Volunteers planted 19 fruit trees, 12 berry plants and vegetable starts, and installed deer fencing and an irrigation system at ...
St. Joseph Hospital Golf Classic raises over $125,000
Jul 7, 2011
Community members who attended the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation annual Golf Classic event scored a hole-in-one in late June, raising more than $125,000 for the hospital’s Northeast Tower expansion project. The hospital’s largest ...
Garden therapy a hit with patients
May 25, 2011
Patients who suffer injuries that require rehabilitation are often surprised that many of the therapies involve everyday activities like cooking and gardening. Now just in time for spring and summer, the Outpatient Rehab facility at St. Joseph ...
Knights donate to St. Joseph Hospital’s Northeast Tower
May 25, 2011
The Knights of Columbus recently donated $500 toward St. Joseph Hospital's Northeast Tower. Earlier this month, Grand Knight John Stopkowicz presented Laurie Watson-Stone, VP of Fund Development and PR/Marketing, with a check for $500 in front of the ...
Getting his voice back -- St. Joseph Hospital helps local physician’s assistant survive larynx cancer
Apr 1, 2011
Retired physician’s assistant Bob Cory is the first one to admit he likes to talk. The Ferndale resident spent 35 years seeing thousands of patients in Humboldt County. Always the one treating illnesses, Cory never thought he’d be on the other side, ...
Kris Kelly Health Information Center celebrates 15 years
Mar 16, 2011
This year, the Kris Kelly Health Information Center (KKHIC) at St. Joseph Hospital is celebrating a special milestone – the 15th anniversary of its opening. Since 1996, the KKHIC, which is a collaborative program with St. Joseph Health – Humboldt ...
Justice Department taps SART coordinator for national initiative
Mar 14, 2011
Nurse Cassie Burgess, coordinator of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) at St. Joseph Hospital has been dedicating extra hours beyond her hospital duties for a worthy cause. A few years ago, Burgess, who has served as the SART coordinator at the ...
Cardiac clinics now offered in Fortuna
Jan 21, 2011
Interventional cardiologist Dr. Andrew Michaels of Humboldt Medical Specialists is now offering cardiac clinics every month in Fortuna. The cardiac clinics, which require patients to obtain referrals in advance, will be held the third Tuesday of each ...
St. Joseph Hospital nurse pens second children’s novel
Jan 15, 2011
M.E. Roche, a St. Joseph Hospital nurse by day and young adult author by night, has penned a second novel in her series chronicling the adventures of student nurse Nora Brady. Roche’s first book, The Adventures of Nora Brady, Student Nurse: Mystery ...
Redwood Memorial Hospital welcomes digital mammography equipment
Jan 15, 2011
Community members joined staff, physicians and board members at Redwood Memorial Hospital on Tuesday during an open house for the hospital’s new digital mammography equipment. Before kicking off tours of the mammography suite, Chief Operating ...
Hospital announces free health coaching services
Jan 5, 2011
Retired physician’s assistant Bob Cory has opened a free health coaching service in Eureka for community residents in need of additional help understanding their medical situation. Cory, who spent 35 years as a physician’s assistant before retiring, ...


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