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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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Dr. John Ungersma steps down from NIHD board

Dr. John A. Ungersma announced that he is stepping down from the Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Board of Directors effective July 19. Anticipating this announcement, the Board is ready to launch the search for a new board representative from the District’s Zone I area, covering most of the West Bishop, McLaren Lane, Rocking K, Starlight […]

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NIHD Board approves budget

NIHD news release Two years ago the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors committed to a five-year strategic plan designed to grow local medical services and improve healthcare access for area residents. As the District prepares to enter its pivotal third year, the investments made in the plan are beginning to shape the future […]

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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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