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Charlotte Helvie, MD, accepts NIHD’s Chief of Staff role

Veteran pediatrician and children’s advocate, Dr. Charlotte Helvie has stepped up to serve as Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Chief of Staff. Dr. Helvie assumes the post previously held by Dr. Stacey Brown. In recent weeks, Dr. Brown returned his focus to the Rural Health Clinic’s long-term well-being and continues to help lead the District’s response […]

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NIHD: Anticipate Visitor Restrictions

Northern Inyo Healthcare District has temporarily revised its family and guest policies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please note these guidelines may change as the pandemic remains fluid. Labor & Delivery, Medical-Surgical Department, and Intensive Care: Visitation is restricted to one adult support person for each patient. The support person must be in good health […]

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NIHD Paving project nears completion

Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s planned paving project will conclude this weekend with a slurry coat application to the Rural Health Clinic parking lot, plus the area surrounding the District’s Support building. This means access to the Emergency Department will be limited to the District’s west entrance off Pioneer Lane. It also means The Rural Health […]

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Update from NIHD board meeting

Press release After nearly a year of working to install a new and enhanced Compounding Pharmacy at Northern Inyo Healthcare District, it now looks as if NIHD is on track to complete the first phase of the project in the next two to three months. Chief Executive Officer Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, updated NIHD […]

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Dr. Allison Robinson

NIHD talk to focus on colon cancer

Press release As part of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Allison Robinson will give a free educational talk on lowering risks for colon cancer, Thursday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Birch Street Annex, 2957 Birch St., Bishop. More than 140,000 men and women are diagnosed with colon cancer each […]

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NIHD gifted textbook on state-of-the-art mastectomies

Press release Breast surgeon Jay K. Harness, MD, recently co-edited what is being hailed as one of the most comprehensive textbooks regarding state-of-the-art mastectomies. Last week, Dr. Harness gifted a copy of the textbook to Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s medical team. The textbook, Operative Approaches to Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy, features 23 chapters, each written by experts […]

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 NIHD’s Moonlight Mammogram team pause for a photo at the start of what would be a busy evening. The team is, left to right, Admission Services Receptionist Natalie Hollowell-Santana, Mammography Technicians Cathy Poquette and Krissy Alcala, Interpreter Veronica Gonzalez, Patient Navigator Rosie Graves, Mammography Technician Katie Galvin and Admission Services Clerk Lauren Dunlap. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

NIHD’s ‘Moonlight Mammograms’ helps many women

Press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District officials are hailing the hospital’s first-ever Moonlight Mammograms event an enormous success. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, NIHD recently held its first-ever Moonlight Mammograms on at the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Center. Moonlight Mammograms was designed to offer after-hours digital mammography in hopes of making the cancer […]

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NIHD CEO Dr. Kevin Flanigan

It’s official: Dr. Kevin Flanigan named CEO of NIHD

After serving five months as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Northern Inyo Healthcare District, Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, has a shorter title. Dr. Flanigan will be dropping the word “interim” after accepting a two-year contract offer from the district board. The announcement came at the NIHD Board of Directors meeting Wednesday evening following […]

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Northern Inyo Hospital: Gold Seal of Approval, Leadership Academy

Press releases from Northern Inyo Healthcare District BISHOP, CA – Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD) announced that Northern Inyo Hospital (NIH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval, a registered trademark, is a symbol of quality that […]

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