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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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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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New Pediatric Doctor in Lone Pine at Southern Inyo Healthcare District Rural Clinic

In 2013, Janice Kezirian broke her ankle while hiking in the Sierra. She was airlifted to Lone Pine and treated at the Southern Inyo Healthcare District emergency department. Now she’s back to serve as the new pediatrician in Lone Pine. “It’s great to be back at SIHD, only this time without any broken bones,” she […]

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Southern Inyo Hospital District Has Bankruptcy Plan Approved

It’s been a long time coming…but after several years of hard work… The Board of Directors of the Southern Inyo Healthcare District is pleased to announce the United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of California -Sacramento Division approved the District’s plan for paying its creditors and bringing resolution to the bankruptcy case on July 6, 2020. The Board of […]

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Taking a seat in the da Vinci Surgical System

Press release Be it in Lone Pine or Tonopah, local education regarding robot-assisted surgery edged forward last week as more than 50 people took their turn in the surgeon’s seat, operating a mobile model of the da Vinci Surgical System. For Lone Pine, this collaborative effort between Intuitive Surgical, makers of the da Vinci Surgical […]

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SIHD board dealing with failure of Measure J

By Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s Board of Directors held one of what will be a long series of meetings to begin dealing with the failure of Measure J, a parcel tax designed to pay off bankruptcy claims. The measure fell short of the required 66-percent, plus one, requirement at the April 10 special […]

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Measure J falling short of required votes

IN EARLY COUNT, SOUTHERN INYO HEALTHCARE DISTRICT’S MEASURE J SHORT OF GOAL As of 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s Measure J had fallen short of the required two-thirds, plus one, vote count. With 918 votes counted, 494 were yes votes, 424, no. There were no additional updates early into this morning. […]

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SIHD Board and staff take questions at Measure J forum

By Deb Murphy The Independence Civic Club hosted a forum on the Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s April ballot measure for a parcel tax. Two things were obvious: the district board has explored every avenue to resolve its bankruptcy and give the hospital a chance to survive. And, the atmosphere Monday evening was markedly different from […]

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SIHD lays out bond measure

By Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s parcel tax measure may not be popular with constituents, but it may be the only way to keep the hospital open. That was the grim news the board of directors delivered at Tuesday’s meeting. Unfortunately, the structure of the board meeting had the bad news delivered first. Chief […]

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SIHD offers news updates

News release from Southern Inyo Healthcare District Members of the public have asked questions about the status of the Hospital and Clinic in Lone Pine. While many of the issues raised are addressed at the public meetings of the District’s Board of Directors, not everyone can attend these meetings, so the following information is to […]

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SIHD board opts for scanner trade

By Deb Murphy With three financial options possible, the Southern Inyo Healthcare District Board voted to trade their tube-less CT Scanner for a fully functioning unit at a special Wednesday afternoon meeting. The 16-slice GE scanner, a vital diagnostic tool, should be up and running in seven to 10 days, a huge relief to medical […]

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