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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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NIHD employees also gathered 39 gifts for the residents of Bishop Care Center. Shown with the cart of gifts, which the NIHD team pushed to neighboring BCC’s front door, are from left to right, NIHD’s Michelle Garcia, BCC Administrator Jay Caramba, BCC Director of Nursing Sue Uchendu, BCC Activities Assistant Cora Heeg, BCC Activities Director Ida Enger, NIHD CEO Dr. Kevin S. Flanigan, and NIHD’s Kristen Bernasconi. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

NIHD employees enjoy the season of giving

Press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s employees ended the holiday giving season on a big note by providing gifts for The IMACA Wish Tree and to the residents of the Bishop Care Center.   According to NIHD’s Michelle Garcia, Team NIHD fulfilled the wishes for 47 local children. The Wish Tree Program, coordinated by the […]

 
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Shown are some of the team members from Pioneer Home Health Care, from left to right, administrator Pat West, Janie Maughon, Ruby Allen, Sandra Johnson, Tracy Watterson, Royce Cornett, and Marianne Rogers. Photo courtesy Pioneer Home Health Care

Pioneer Home Health Care, NIHD partner for the future

NIHD press release by Barbara Laughon Local communities have proven over and over again that when they come together great things can happen. The same can be said in healthcare, which is why the new partnership between Northern Inyo Health Care District and Pioneer Home Health Care is shaping up to be a win-win for […]

 
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Tomorrow’s healthcare: Presenting Robot-Assisted Surgery

NIHD press release Residents of Southern Inyo County and Tonopah, Nevada are invited to explore the high tech world of Robot-Assisted Surgery during two Open House presentations in the coming week. Those in attendance literally will be invited to sit in the surgeon’s seat, slide their fingers into the video-game style controllers, and see what […]

 
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