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Lynn and Greg Lippincott, Ann Wagoner and Wagoner’s son Arden paused for a photo. Lynn Lippincott and Ann Wagoner marked 35 years of service to the Healthcare District/Photo courtesy of Alex Duke-NIHD

NIHD honors employees for years of service

Press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District recently honored 44 of its employees for their dedication and longevity in providing healthcare to our community. Twenty-two of the honorees joined their families and co-workers May 5 at Whiskey Creek to commemorate their milestones. NIHD Chief Executive Officer Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA emceed the event while department […]

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Robert Sharp repeats the Oath of Office as he is sworn in to serve as the Zone 3 representative to the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Robert Sharp named to NIHD Board

News release Local bank executive Robert Sharp was named to the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday night. Sharp, who is the Vice President of Eastern Sierra Community Bank, was one of two applicants to file for the recent Zone 3 vacancy. An Ad Hoc Committee of current […]

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NIHD poised to respond to changing healthcare environment

NIHD news release Every day there is a story in the news cycle about health care. Ground-breaking medical research, a new drug that has completed FDA approval, different treatments for medical conditions, new federal and state regulations – it can be dizzying to keep up with. However, a healthcare organization that focuses on its people […]

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Dr. Stacey Brown and Medical Assistant Jessica Nichols show the telehealth cart. Patients will be able to connect with specialty physicians from Adventist Health using this advanced video conferencing technology. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Adventist Health brings ‘Telehealth’ to Rural Health Clinic

Press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Rural Health Clinic plans to unveil its new telehealth partnership with Adventist Health during a special evening presentation this coming week. Telehealth uses advanced video conferencing technology, giving local patients the opportunity to connect with Adventist Health’s medical specialists, all without having to travel for hundreds of miles. The […]

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Blue Ribbon Fun Run ‘an overwhelming success’

NIHD press release Seventy runners and walkers came together for the first-ever Blue Ribbon Fun Run & Walk on March 24. The Fun Run & Walk, a community effort designed to raise awareness about Colorectal Cancer while raising funds for the Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance, surpassed organizers’ expectations. “To have such an overwhelming success with […]

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Peter Watercott to step down from NIHD Board after 20 years

NIHD news release Pete Watercott will step down March 31st from the Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Board of Directors after 20 years of service; the District announced Thursday morning. Watercott, who has had a hand in everything from the development of the Rural Health Clinic, to the construction of the main two-story hospital, submitted his […]

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NIHD tackles physician recruitment struggles

News release Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors were updated on physician recruitment efforts during the board’s recent monthly meeting. Setting the discussion stage, Chief Executive Officer Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, stood in the shoes of many current and former area leaders, frustrated by unsuccessful specialty recruitment efforts. National polls and surveys predict […]

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NIH recognized for efforts to lower C-section rates

Press release Northern Inyo Hospital is among 111 California hospitals that met or surpassed a national target aimed at reducing cesarean births, also known as C-sections, for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. This is the second year in a row that NIH was recognized for this achievement. The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) […]

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Position available on NIHD board

By Deb Murphy If you live in the Highlands/Meadowcreek area and are willing to work your butt off for your community, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District has a job for you. With the resignation of Phil Hartz, the at-large board member for the district, the process of filling his position has begun. “We’re sad to […]

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Dr. Kevin Flanigan

Budget outlook improves for NIHD

NIHD news release An increase in August revenues gave the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors continued optimism that the District’s budget may be back on track after falling short last fiscal year. During its monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Board was told that increased productivity at the Rural Health Clinic, plus a […]

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