Tag Archives | Northern Inyo Healthcare District


Talk on breast cancer and early detection Thursday

Press release Dr. Stuart Souders will give a free talk about Breast Cancer and the Importance of Early Detection on Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. at Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Birch Street Annex, 2957 Birch St., Bishop. Dr. Souders will talk about breast cancer types, how early detection improves treatment outcomes, and what screening options […]

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NIHD providers celebrate National Rehabilitation Services Week

Press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District joined healthcare providers across the nation Sept. 15-21 in celebration of National Rehabilitation Services Week. Before dismissing this week as just another awareness celebration, consider this. In our community fabric, perhaps the strongest common thread is that of independence. We thrive on it. We cherish it. We live it […]

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NIHD’s Healthy Lifestyle – Lower Extremity wellness

Press release Dr. Richard Meredick will give a free talk about Lower Extremity wellness Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. at Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Birch Street Annex, 2957 Birch St., Bishop. Dr. Meredick will talk about common hip, knee, ankle and foot injuries and conditions seen most often by our active population. Learn about the […]

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CareShuttle seeking volunteer drivers

Press release CareShuttle, a collaborative, non-emergent community transportation program, is looking for volunteer drivers to take patients to and from medical appointments when transportation by the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, family support or a friend is not available. CareShuttle is a door-to-door, curb-to-curb service within a 60-mile radius of the City of Bishop, reaching from […]

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Breast Health Center planned for Northern Inyo Healthcare District

NIHD press release Healthcare in the Eastern Sierra advanced this week with the launch of a planned Breast Health Center in the Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD). Plans for the center were unveiled during a regional medical providers dinner hosted by NIHD. Such centers, more commonly found in cities, provide in-depth breast health care, from […]

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Georgan Stottlemyre, third from left, reflects on good times with the NIHD Human Relations team, from left, HR Assistants Doug Marcellin and Laurie Longnecker and HR Manager Alison Murray. Stottlemyre retires as the healthcare district’s Chief Human Relations Officer on Friday, June 24.

Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Georgan Stottlemyre: Mixed emotions on retiring from NIHD

Press release Georgan Stottlemyre, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Chief Human Relations Officer, is retiring after a total of 28 years of service to the district and the people it serves. Stottlemyre’s last day in office is Friday, June 24. Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, the District’s Chief Executive Officer, advised NIHD’s Board of Directors of […]

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NIHD Board approves union agreement

By Deb Murphy After 15 months of negotiations and a rocky start, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the nurses’ union, District Council 57, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees at its Wednesday meeting. The vote was a unanimous 3-0 (Peter Watercott abstained, M.C. Hubbard […]

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NIHD eyes price increases; other hospital news

Northern Inyo Healthcare District press releases Faced with aging equipment, rising supply costs and the undetermined price of a union wage package, Northern Inyo Healthcare District administration sought counsel from its Board of Trustees as to how to fill a $2.2 million gap in its projected 2016-2017 budget. Weighing their concerns about price increases against […]

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Traveling nurses, OB services stay at NIHD

Press release from Northern Inyo Healthcare District At a special meeting, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Trustees directed administration to continue staffing needed areas with traveling nurses and to continue offering Obstetric services despite low staffing and the service operating at a loss. Of the four trustees present, each said they could not […]

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Rhonda Aihara, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s 2016 DAISY Award winner, holds the handmade DAISY Award sculpture, “A Healer’s Touch.”

Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Hospital

Rhonda Aihara earns DAISY Award

Press release Rhonda Aihara, a Perinatal Services/Labor and Delivery nurse at Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD), was named the healthcare facility’s 2016 winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of an annual international program honoring nurses for clinical skills and compassionate care. Aihara, clearly humbled by the honor, said she […]

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‘Healthy Movement: How to Get Started’

Press release Lynne Greer of Bishop’s Healthy Wishes Personal Training will present a health talk Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. focusing on “Healthy Movement: How to Get Started.” This free, interactive and educational talk is open to the public and will be held at Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Birch Street Annex, 2957 Birch St., Bishop. […]

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