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Your Gifts at Work

Every gift – large or small – that supports St. Joseph Hospital is an act of generosity. And all contributions have value in advancing the mission and work of the hospital to create a healthier community for us all.

From donations of volunteer hours that assist patients to gifts that enable us to purchase new equipment, each act of generosity helps us enhance the health and lives of others in Humboldt County.

Some of the most recent donor purchased equipment includes:

The Stealth Station S7

The Stealth Station uses high-speed computer systems and digital technology to provide your surgeon with an accurate match between your images (image-space) and your actual anatomy during surgery (surgical-space). The image-guided technology provides readings and enables your surgeon to virtually “see through” tissue to precisely place surgical instruments and components. The Stealth Station uses imaging data from a CT or MRI scan to build a 3-D image model of your head or spine.

Selenia® Dimensions® system’s Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™
Simply a better mammogram.

The revolutionary Selenia Dimensions system, which has set the new standard in mammography screening, provides:

• Exceptionally sharp images

• Seamless transition between imaging modes

• Sophisticated user tools that simplify operation

• The world’s first and only tomosynthesis-guided biopsy

• Ergonomic design for patient comfort and ease of operation

• In addition, the Selenia Dimensions system’s Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam is the only breast tomosynthesis that offers the following advantages over 2D mammography:

- A 25% increase in breast cancer detection

- A 41% increase in invasive breast cancer detection

- A 20-40% reduction in unnecessary callbacks

- Fast, low-dose and clinically superior 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams

UltraPulse Duo Cutting-Edge CO2 Laser

The new UltraPulse Duo laser is the first of its kind to be installed in California and will provide more efficient, precise treatment, minimizing injury to surrounding tissues.

It will be used on gynecological patients for laparoscopic and cervical procedures such as endometriosis; and for ear, nose and throat procedures such as vocal cord surgery.

“This new laser allows us to offer our head and neck cancer patients the most current, up to date, head and neck cancer treatment options available anywhere in the world,” said Dr. Gregory Barkdull, an ear, nose and throat specialist with St. Joseph Health Medical Group whose practice will benefit from the laser.

“It is able to travel down glass fibers to access cancers around corners and in locations that previously were inaccessible with a traditional microscope mounted beam. Its incredible precision allows us to remove cancers while limiting injury to adjacent healthy tissues, with the goal of minimizing side effects,” Barkdull said. “It is an incredible gift to our community and should continue to save lives for many years to come.”

Your generosity has helped bring the latest in cancer preventions, diagnosis and treatment to the North Coast. Watch the video below.

Thank you to our donors. Every gift of time, treasure or talent makes a meaningful difference in the life of St. Joseph Hospital and the lives of our patients.

To learn more or to get involved call (707) 269-4200 or email us at

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