What is the largest organ of the human body? What protects us from our environment? What is one of the first things people notice when they look at us? Our skin! We have a lot to thank our skin for, but are we thanking it like we should? With summer here many people will try to get that perfect tan or just spend extra hours out in the sun and in doing so they may damage their skin and possibly cause skin cancer. In Ridgecrest, there are many factors that we need to be aware of in order to keep our skin healthy and in order to keep it looking its best.
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I’d like to use my space in this issue to share one of our cherished resources at RRH, The Pink Ladies’ Gift Shop. The Pink Ladies’ hospital gift shop is open every weekday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Founded by Jan Hoagland in 1958, the Pink Ladies raise money for the purchase of equipment […]
Cancer can be a very hard topic for people to talk and read about. The loss many people have experienced due to cancer can seem overwhelming at times. However, during the month of October cancer is highlighted in a much different light. We hear stories, such as the one in this publication, about triumph and […]
The percentage of people with breathing disorders in our community might surprise you. It has become an issue not only because it affects your health and well-being, but also because it inhibits the way doctors and healthcare providers are able to treat your other illnesses, should they arise. People who can’t breathe well are uncomfortable, […]
As an administrator, I can safely speak for our team here at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, and tell you that losing a community member due to a heart attack or cardiac arrest in our emergency room or in route to our emergency room, is a painful experience for all of us. We do not want it […]
I find it very valuable, especially when faced with complex issues, to take a moment and revisit Ridgecrest Regional Hospital’s purpose in our community. Our mission is: To be a community-based organization that; provides and promotes comprehensive quality healthcare for the people of the Southern Sierra Region.“ Our vision for the future is: To be a leader […]
When a patient is admitted into our Emergency Department with what appears to be a mental health condition, our emergency room team is faced with difficult, confusing, and time-consuming decisions. Is this an overdose? Is this person over or under medicated? Are they dangerous or suicidal? Is there a mental health history, and what about prescriptions and dosages? Are the […]