2. Community members enjoyed local wine, gourmet snacks catered by Calico's, and good conversation at the SHCHD mixer and presentation of the Goose Award last Friday evening. Special guests included Peggy Wheeler, vice-president of the California Hospital Association's rural healthcare center; Suzanne Ness, the rural vice-president of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California; 2nd district supervisor Estelle Fennell; and Zooey Goosby, representing state senator Noreen Evans.
3. Rochelle Spinarski of Rural Health Solutions, who wrote an in-depth critical access hospital case study on the Garberville hospital two years ago, has now joined the SHCHD team as coordinator of community outreach. At last Friday's award presentation and mixer, she introduced guests Suzanne Ness and Peggy Wheeler, representing rural hospital organizations.
REDWOOD TIMES PHOTOS BY VIRGINIA GRAZIANI