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NIHD Dr. Nickoline Hathaway Retires After 35 Years of Patient Care

NIHD Dr. Nickoline Hathaway Retires After 35 Years of Patient Care Northern Inyo Healthcare District showed its appreciation to Dr. Nickoline Hathaway (center) as she retired from 35 years of patient care last Friday. NIHD Board of Directors Chair Robert Sharp presented Dr. Hathaway with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the District. On […]

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Inyo County’s second mass vaccination clinic set for this weekend. Keep Your Appointments!

The Inyo County Health and Human Services Department and its partner, Northern Inyo Healthcare District, are holding their second mass vaccination clinic at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday. The County’s first mass vaccination clinic was on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21. “If you were a recipient of one of the 1,013 […]

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Optimistic “Presser” with Northern Inyo Healthcare District Staff on Covid-19 Vaccines

On Wednesday, Sierra Wave and other local news media had a presser (Zoom call) with the Northern Inyo Healthcare District which began vaccinating people over the age of 65 and older last Thursday, Jan. 14, for COVID-19 per new state guidelines. A special phone line had been set up for vaccine appointments. It was quickly […]

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 STATE REVISES VACCINE GUIDANCE TO INCLUDE AGES 65+ | Inyo County Makes Change Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health revised the California COVID-19 vaccination plan to include individuals 65 and older in Phase 1B Tier 1, along with non-medical first responders, teachers, school support staff, and childcare workers, and high-exposure front-line workers in the […]

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin at Northern Inyo Healthcare District

INYO COUNTY, December 22, 2020 – During the weekend, the much-awaited Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination distribution began at Northern Inyo Healthcare District with Emergency Department Registered Nurse Cameron Winston receiving the first dose. The historic moment may very well mark the moment of change in the outcome of the pandemic for Inyo County. The County of Inyo […]

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Inyo Board of Supervisors Receive COVID-19 Update Under the Regional Stay-at-Home Order

At Tuesday’s December 8 Inyo County Board of Supervisors virtual meeting, there was a COVID-19 Update on how ICU bed capacity shortages in other counties could affect Inyo County. Inyo County Health and Human Services went over the state’s new regional stay-at-orders, explaining how it will affect the county’s businesses and residents. Marilyn Mann, the […]

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NIH Foundation gifts latest COVID cleaning system to NIHD

Move helps healthcare district ensure highest level of safety during pandemic In this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District extends its gratitude to the Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation for once again helping to deliver the highest quality of patient care thanks to a recent donation. The NIH Foundation recently purchased […]

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NIHD Chief Nursing Officer Tracy Aspel Retires

After a career spanning more than four decades in the care of others, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s retiring Chief Nursing Officer, Tracy Aspel thought she would slip out the facilities doors Thursday evening and into a quiet, well-earned retirement. Aspel’s co-workers had “other plans.” She was instead, feted with video tributes, cake and fond wishes […]

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New NIHD Breast Specialist Doctor takes over from retiring Dr. Harness

Dr. Jay Harness, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s breast surgeon, is retiring and the district’s Breast Health Program will continue with his replacement, a former colleague, Dr. Kelly O’Neal. In the interview last Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Sierra Wave Radio Station with morning show host, Bill Snyder, Harness recalled how he arrived at NIHD four […]

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Jack in the Box Breakfast for NIHD Frontline Staff | NIHD Shows Support to Remaining BCC Staff

NIHD Frontline Staff thanks Jack in the Box (Last Wednesday Jack In The Box restaurant provided Breakfast Jacks and wedge potatoes to Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s front line staff. Hamid Sharafatian, president of Envision Foods, LLC, of Jack In The Box restaurants, shown far left, said it was important to the local JITB store to […]

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