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Re: “UPDATE: Health Officials: New HIV Cases Cause of Concern

Its a great pleasure for me to write this testimony about how i got my Genital Herpes cured a month ago. i have been reading so many comments of some people who were cured from various diseases by Dr Aza but i never believed them. I was hurt and depressed so I was too curious and wanted to try DR. Aza then i contacted him through his email, he assured me 100% that he will heal me, i pleaded with him to help me out. My experience with him was great, he healed me just as he promised. he sent me his medication and ask me to go for a medical check up after two weeks of usage. i agreed with him i took this medication and went for a check up, to my greatest surprise my result was negative, i am really happy that i am cured and healthy again. I have waited for 3weeks to be very sure i was completely healed before writing this testimony. I did another blood test one week ago and it was still Herpes negative. so i guess its time i recommend anyone going through the same way. reach him through his email address:  OR call, add him on Whatsapp +1(315) 795 1518

Posted by Wanda Davis on 01/23/2020 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Safety Corridor Sees First Fatal Collision in Years as Project Gears Up

One fatality in 5 years hardly merits spending tens of millions of dollars when Highway 101 through Eureka has multiple fatalities annually.

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Posted by Chuck Warren on 01/21/2020 at 7:46 PM

Re: “The Whistleblower

I have worked at Mad River Hospital from 1988 to 2008 in all dept. Med Surg, Discharge planning,home health,utilization review and administrative nursing supervisor.Administration never questioned
me when going out of my way to provide
patients and families with help at the hospitals expense.I made a fair wage and was always compensated for my time.All doctors I worked with were exceptional
Working at Mad River was one of my best nursing jobs.I would leave my job and feel that I had accomplished much and helped someone in need.It is very sad to read such a one sided article by what appears to be a very angry,unhappy professional.
No need to tear down your colleagues.
Just pack your bags and move on
Keep going Mad River Hospital the community needs you and congratulations on remaining
Jo Borchardt_ Smith RN. Seattle, Wa.

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Posted by Jo Borchardt Smith RN on 01/19/2020 at 12:47 AM

Re: “The Whistleblower

Each experience I’ve had at Madriver has been subpar-granted I’ve lived Memphis and Houston so I will say Humboldt county’s medical care needs improvement.

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Posted by S. Harmon on 01/18/2020 at 8:05 AM

Re: “The Whistleblower

My experience with MRCH community clinic was being moved from a Dr. to an NP. For many years I continued to see this NP regularly and yet she did not diagnose my genetic condition that nearly killed me. I had asked to be tested for it when my brother was diagnosed and she didn't know what it was at first, she then ran the wrong test and told me I didn't have it. No consulting with her supposed supervising Doctor, EVER. I found out later the overseeing physician had been sick and barely functioning for years. End result is I ended up with end stage liver disease because of the lack of a diagnosis of a genetic disorder that I asked to be tested for BY NAME. This could have been prevented through treatment. I got my medical records for the lawyers and found out there was NOTHING in my records about my asking to be tested which basically screwed me a second time because then it would just be a he said/she said case. Mad River had a non functioning doctor as their supervising physician and this particular NP did not do her due diligence to research my genetic disorder to even the degree of running the correct blood tests nor did she refer back to any physician or even manage to remember what we had talked about in my appt by the time she got around to writing her chart notes. I am also a healthcare provider and I KNOW if you don't write your chart notes quickly after the appt., you lose your ability to remember a lot of pertinent information. The NP barely had the time to spend with me, let alone write chart notes, with patients scheduled every 15 mins or so. The entire system is bad. Now, I finally have a fantastic doctor and the medical board is going to run her out of business for prescribing opioids to legacy pain patients. Something's got to give in Humboldt or ????

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Posted by Rayna Avery on 01/17/2020 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Dramatic Video Shows How Sneaky Sneaker Waves Can Be

Denise, The woman who took the video states that the three caught in the wave made it to safety, but whether she caught that on film is unknown and no other footage was included in the Facebook post.

Posted by Kimberly Wear on 01/17/2020 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Dramatic Video Shows How Sneaky Sneaker Waves Can Be

So in the video I do not see where the 3 people ended up? any followup on this footage?

Posted by Denise Graham on 01/17/2020 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Whistleblower

I hope NCJ keeps reporting about the men at Mad River Hospital who are interfering with the quality of women's health care and the hostile work environment especially for women. The fact that this has been tolerated by Doug Shaw and the Board is unacceptable!

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Posted by Meg Stofsky on 01/16/2020 at 11:00 PM

Re: “The Whistleblower

Dr. Kim Ervin is my own personal savior. ("Someone to hear my prayers. Someone who cares.") She performed my needed hysterectomy a few years ago. I recall crying in her office, offering up the lump that turned out to be one of several fibroids. "You're afraid you have cancer," she said. So much compassion for anxious me.
I was afraid of cancer. But I'm not afraid anymore, thanks to Ervin's thorough, competent care.
When people say "ugh" to Humboldt health care, I point to Ervin and say, "But Kim's still here."

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Posted by Deidre Pike on 01/16/2020 at 7:01 PM

Re: “The Whistleblower

I appreciate this thorough and open article of these issues which are not often discussed The article opens up about a physician’s need to be able to offer their patients the best care possible by having a decent electronica health record system and adequate and skilled back up staff and support staff. Many of us have appreciated Mad River Hospital because it is locally owned and offers open non-religiously limited options for comprehensive women’s health care And there are nurses I know who have chosen to work there despite the lower salary compared to St. Joe’s. This situation is very disappointing and concerning. These physicians are stellar and have spent the majority of their professional careers committed to our Humboldt county community.

I think many of us are willing to get involved and speak up to the administration about these issues.I believe they’re thinking that they are saving money by having less support staff and I have heard in the community that they have hired some outside consultants who have told them just that. Upsetting

I hope through this article and other local media we can come up with a plan to keep the hospital working well with good physicians

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Posted by Dr.Jerruyl Lynn Rubin on 01/16/2020 at 1:11 PM

Re: “The Whistleblower

This is not reporting the news, it is making the news. The article starts building her reputation and credibility up as a mother and the hardships of life in Wyoming. The only thing missing was when she escaped a Cambodian brother and sex traffickers. The story continues to build her up like she was Mother Mary herself.
Let’s look through the holes for just a second. If she is that kind of an upstanding person, holding the gavel as Chief of Staff and ultimately righteous whistle-blower, then why is she breaking confidential private medical information about someone in public print?
If the California Medical Board put a plan in place for a surgeon to rehabilitate then why does she think he should be less than renewed for operating privileges? Why would a local medical society need to know and what could they do if the matter is already under the governance of the State Government’s medical board?
The article ends with more slander and comparative mirroring using the word “tenure” in the same sentence. This is little more that a Harbor Freight Tool advertisement comparing their drill to a DeWault. In the mind’s eye the HFT drill is immediately worthy because it is being compared to the big name brand.
If you don’t like your job your just say thank you and you leave your job and go elsewhere. The Mad River Hospital operates in one of the poorest reimbursement areas of the state. The General Surgeon targeted in the article has been the anchoring surgeon in that uninsured community for more than 15 years. Think of all of those deaths that he prevented. The orthopedic surgeon is the community’s only orthopedic surgeon so this medical and personal confidential information is illegal and plainly unjust. The patients place their trust in the surgeons who cut on them when they are asleep. Watch any episode of M.A.S.H. and u will see that surgeons take this role very seriously. That is one if the reasons their training is so long. Would you want a surgeon who takes the position that the buck-stops with them or someone who likes so hold hands with everyone and sings Kumbaya. I am glad that most can see through this article. It doesn’t meet the standards of journalism, moreover it reminds me of a Jerry Springer Show. Now that’s reality! Bring out her ex-husband’s gay wife’s brother the meth-head once removed Royal Family member! Please pass the remote...

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Posted by Ross Davison on 01/16/2020 at 12:51 PM

Re: “The Whistleblower

I am a nurse at Mad River. I totally trust Dr. Barker. I recently needed surgery and Dr. Barker did it.

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Posted by Patricia Ehlert-Abler on 01/16/2020 at 12:15 PM

Re: “The Whistleblower

Excellent article. Dr Kim has always been a stalwart defender of healthcare equity in the community, and partnering with Open Door makes total sense. Also I know understand how and why I fell off her patient roster two years ago ...

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Posted by Pat Bitton on 01/16/2020 at 12:11 PM

Re: “With Foundation Report Still Outstanding, Another Justice for Josiah Vigil Planned for Today

Why would anyone bring a dagger to a party?

Posted by Chuck Warren on 01/15/2020 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Dramatic Video Shows How Sneaky Sneaker Waves Can Be

This is an amazing video - thanks for posting this. Obviously I've read a lot about sneaker waves and get the general idea, but had no idea that they could come up so quickly and with such force.

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Posted by Tasha Huebner on 01/14/2020 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Marcelli's Serves its Last Dinner

It was Obama's fault! lol, nothing like taking responsibility for your own mistakes. Incidentally, although I would never put a foot in Mazzotti's, the Arcata Plaza has two exceedingly successful sushi restaurants, one block apart.

Posted by Troy Leopardo on 01/11/2020 at 9:11 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Health Officials: New HIV Cases Cause of Concern

Am here to appreciate Dr ihibor for using his herbal medicine to cure my Herpes virus. since 3 years now I have been living with this virus and it has been giving me challenges, I was so perplexed cause i have been taking several drugs to be cured but all of my effort was in vain,one morning i was browsing through the internet then i saw several testimonies about Dr. ihibor curing people from Herpes virus and immediately i contacted Dr. ihibor on his email:, i told him about my troubles and he told me that i must be cured, gave me some instructions and which i rightly followed. so he prepared a herbal medicine for me and sent it to me which i used for 2 weeks and everything was like a dream to me and my Herpes virus was totally gone, why don’t you contact him today and be free from your diseases because he is very good and honest Doctor. contact him via email; or whats-app him on +2349050141449....One thing i love most about Dr. ihibor is honestly and he is very polite with his patience, so everything he told me was what he did, and his herbal medicine are very affordable to get, Dr ihibor god will over bless you.

Posted by Marchi Marco on 01/10/2020 at 6:31 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Health Officials: New HIV Cases Cause of Concern

I'm here to testify about the great work Dr Aza did for me. I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the past 5 years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulating all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came across a testimony of one lady on the internet testifying about a Man called Dr Aza on how he cured her from Herpes Simplex Virus. And she also gave the email address of this man and advise anybody to contact him for help for any kind of sickness that he would be of help, so I emailed him telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! Well i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as Dr Aza assured me that i will be cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can contact Dr Aza via email You can also call or whatsApp his telephone number on +13157951518. Thanks once again Dr Aza.

Posted by Karen Kennedy on 01/10/2020 at 6:20 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Health Officials: New HIV Cases Cause of Concern

I can’t believe my genital herpes is really cured, oh is by this time last year I start feeling bad about my life, I feel pain everyday of my life am very happy now that am really cured I couldnt have do this on my own I wish is not God that help me with my helper I was searching the internet about this sickness last 3month when I found about great doctor itama, the man that keep his words I write the man email about my problem immediately I get a reply from him asking me to fill a form which I immediately did and send back to him after some mins he reply me that he have work on my cure that I need to provide some materials, which can enable him to work on my cure which I did on the next day of it, after some hours he inform me that he have getting the things needed for the cure and he is about to go on with the curing spell he called me again after 50mins that he is done with the cure that I should check my body and also go for test I cant believe I was negative, a big thanks  to him am very happy now with my family you can also get your self cured too from this sickness by contact him through his email you call or whatsapp him number +2348165485326

Posted by Bobson Max on 01/10/2020 at 12:42 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Health Officials: New HIV Cases Cause of Concern

I want to appreciate Dr Steven for using his herbal medicine to cure my family herpes virus. Since 3 years ago my family have been having this herpes disease and it have been giving my family challenges, we were so perplexed cause my family have taken several drugs to be cure but every of our effort was in-vain. A fateful morning i was browsing through the internet then i saw several testimonies about Herbal Doctors in Africa and i read a testimony about Dr Steven curing people of their herpes virus immediately i contacted Dr Steven on his email: {}, told him about my family troubles and he told me that my family must be cure. So he prepare a herbal medicine for my family which we use for 2 weeks and everything was like a dream for my family. My family herpes was totally gone. I will urge you to contact him if you do have herpes type 1 and 2 or any virus or diseases., Mobile whatsapp +2348163807836. GOOD LUCK.

Posted by Gabriel Fernández on 01/10/2020 at 1:58 AM

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