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, and uncomfortable people don’t respond to treatment as well, so their recovery time is longer and more stressful. Overall, if you can’t breathe freely, your quality of life is compromised along with the innocent bystanders who share living space with you. Why struggle needlessly? Perhaps with more education and earlier intervention, we can help people with Asthma, COPD, Sleep Apnea, and other breathing disorders get the help they need sooner rather than later. With your doctor’s referral, we have several departments here at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital that work in partnership to treat major breathing disorders, so your journey to find relief and lasting comfort will be easier. By reaching out for help, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and take a deep breath!
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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 […]