Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital receives grant to treat opioid addiction in the ER

The new program enables the hospital’s emergency department to effectively treat anyone who is experiencing withdrawal from opioids or would like to stop taking them.

Gloria Hernandez meets with social worker Noemi Perez before going to an appointment. Photo provided by Cyrena Salinas/Whole Person Care.

County program aims at reducing emergency visits

Through departmental collaboration, Whole Person Care works to help clients gain independence.