Daniel Garcia and Veronica Hernandez welcomed their newborn daughter, Adelynn, into the world on Jan. 2 at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo courtesy of HHMH.

News Release

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital welcomes first baby of the new year  

Baby girl Adelynn arrived Jan. 2 at 7:52 a.m.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital expands community testing for COVID-19

New test site open at the community health center on Sunset Drive in Hollister. By appointment only.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Front line, direct patient care workers in the acute care setting, along with employees from the skilled nursing facilities are eligible for the vaccine during the first batch of immunizations.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has tents set up outside to service a higher amount of patients. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

230 COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to San Benito County

Additional doses are expected in the weeks ahead, but it’s unknown when they’ll be available to the public.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has tents set up outside to service a higher amount of patients. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital CEO gives COVID-19 update

ICU is at capacity, but the working environment is stable, Steven Hannah says.

Mabie Northside Skilled Nursing Facility. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Mabie nursing facilities get top rating

The two facilities have outranked others nationwide in 16 out of 18 quality indicators compared to national benchmarks.

The clean-up after the skilled nursing facility on Sunset Drive flooded on Dec. 4. Cleaning could be extensive if asbestos is discovered. Photos by John Chadwell.

Health

Flooding forces nursing facility evacuation

Forty-six patients moved to Hazel Hawkins and another facility.

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.

Gastroenterologist Luke Bi said if caught early, Hepatitis C is nearly 100% curable. Photos by John Chadwell.

Doctor recommends Baby Boomers be screened for Hepatitis C

Demographic represents 75% of all those who have the virus.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Women's Center. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital celebrates next generation in women’s healthcare

Advancements in local breast cancer screening and new pediatric group expected in the new year.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo provided.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital scores top marks for patient safety

Rating based on how well hospital protects patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo provided.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Hazel Hawkins prioritizes transparency and public involvement

After accusations of a Brown Act violation regarding transparency, the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors issued a response.

Hazel Hawkins Hospital. Photo provided.

Business / Economy

Hazel Hawkins Hospital and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital continue to explore collaboration

The two healthcare systems continue to study how they could work together for the benefit of patients.

CEO Ken Underwood encouraged the board to pass the resolution in support of the union. Photos by John Chadwell.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital board approves letter to protect union nurses

In a move to blunt the effect of a Supreme Court ruling in June that could bankrupt public-sector unions, the health district supports nurses' union efforts to save jobs if the hospital is sold.

The banner outside Hazel Hawkins Hospital belies the internal strife to keep it running. Photos by John Chadwell.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital struggles to keep its doors open

Because of the changing healthcare landscape in California, Hazel Hawkins and other rural hospitals are threatened with closing as expenses surpass revenues.