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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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Allison Partridge named NIHD’s new Chief Nursing Officer

Nature’s season of change will serve as the backdrop for change in nursing leadership at Northern Inyo Healthcare District. As veteran nursing leader Tracy Aspel prepares for her October retirement, the District named Allison Partridge as its new Chief Nursing Officer, effective mid-September. When asked what she hopes to bring to the District, Partridge’s list […]

 
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Northern Inyo Hospital Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to Essential Workers

June 29, 2020 – NIHD News Release Northern Inyo Healthcare District now offers COVID-19 antibody tests for our community’s essential workers. This is part of an ongoing effort with state and county officials to increase local testing services. Essential workers, as defined by the state, are eligible for first come, first serve testing starting July […]

 
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Dr. William Timbers named NIHD Interim Chief Medical Officer

Press Release – NIHD – April 2, 2020 Dr. William Timbers accepted the role of Interim Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Northern Inyo Healthcare District, effective March 27. As the Interim CMO, Dr. Timbers will work closely with NIHD medical directors, medical staff, and administration on projects needing operational and clinical alignment, such as COVID-19 […]

 
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Statement from Toiyabe, NIHD leaders – Please Stay Home

Statement from Toiyabe, NIHD leaders Toiyabe Chief Executive Officer Kori Novak, PhD MBA, and Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Kelli Davis, MBA, have released the following joint statement, encouraging residents to limit their exposure and stay home: To Our Community, On behalf of the front-line health care professionals at Toiyabe Indian Health […]

 
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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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