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Northern Inyo Hospital Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to Essential Workers

June 29, 2020 – NIHD News Release Northern Inyo Healthcare District now offers COVID-19 antibody tests for our community’s essential workers. This is part of an ongoing effort with state and county officials to increase local testing services. Essential workers, as defined by the state, are eligible for first come, first serve testing starting July […]

 
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Dr. William Timbers named NIHD Interim Chief Medical Officer

Press Release – NIHD – April 2, 2020 Dr. William Timbers accepted the role of Interim Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Northern Inyo Healthcare District, effective March 27. As the Interim CMO, Dr. Timbers will work closely with NIHD medical directors, medical staff, and administration on projects needing operational and clinical alignment, such as COVID-19 […]

 
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Statement from Toiyabe, NIHD leaders – Please Stay Home

Statement from Toiyabe, NIHD leaders Toiyabe Chief Executive Officer Kori Novak, PhD MBA, and Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Kelli Davis, MBA, have released the following joint statement, encouraging residents to limit their exposure and stay home: To Our Community, On behalf of the front-line health care professionals at Toiyabe Indian Health […]

 
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Employees Expand Union Representation at Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Approximately 250 employees have now formed a second union bargaining unit at Northern Inyo Healthcare District, joining Registered Nurses as part of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 315. On Tuesday, November 26, Patient Care, Technical, Service and Business Office employees were officially certified by the State of California’s Mediation […]

 
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Grant helps NIHD add new telemedicine room

NIHD press release With the successful implementation of its new Substance Use Disorder program, Northern Inyo Healthcare District now finds itself needing to expand its patient care capacity. With space at a premium, Dr. Kevin S. Flanigan, CEO for NIHD, decided to expand exam room space and services through additional telemedicine services. Dr. Flanigan said while […]

 
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NIHD celebrating healthy team building

NIHD press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District is in the middle of a two-week celebration that highlights the shared values held by district employees. The celebration is born out of a blending of National Hospital Week, National Nurses Week, and a City of Bishop proclamation recognizing the contributions of all NIHD staff to the health […]

 
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NIHD workforce opts for flu shots

NIHD news release (Third in a three-part series) What approach does Northern Inyo Healthcare District take to keep its workforce team healthy during the active flu months? Robin Christensen, NIHD’s Infection Preventionist, says the District requires its employees, contractors, physicians, and volunteers to get a flu vaccination each year. “Employees are actually given two options […]

 
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NIHD offers tips on avoiding the flu

NIHD news release (Second in a three-part series) As of this writing, 47 of the 50 states are suffering a widespread influenza outbreak, or more commonly known as the flu. All signs indicate we are not facing a flu pandemic this year, but flu pandemics have and will continue to result in deaths. An influenza […]

 
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Let’s avoid a springtime bout with the flu

NIHD news release (First in a three-part series) Signs of spring are seemingly everywhere – budding daffodils, young animals at the school farm, longer days. Yet, with the arrival of spring comes a frequent nemesis most people have written off with cold and dark winter days: Influenza, more commonly known as the flu. The truth […]

 
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Northern Inyo Hospital selected for California Bridge Program

NIHD news release Northern Inyo Hospital is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated training program for healthcare providers facilitated by the Public Health Institute’s Bridge program to enhance access to around-the-clock treatment for substance use disorders. Program sites will receive funding, training, and […]

 
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‘Fiscal realities’ led to 5 layoffs at NIHD

By Deb Murphy Faced with a $1.2 million shortfall in revenues, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District laid off five employees, none of whom are involved in direct patient care, according to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Flanigan. The lay-offs were Friday. The District held staff meetings the following Monday and Tuesday. By Tuesday, the rumors were […]

 
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