Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. Photo by John Chadwell


Hazel Hawkins says negotiations for appropriate payment rate with Anthem not effective

"...our organization must advocate for the financial stability of our District," said HHMH CEO Steven Hannah.

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San Benito Health Care District appoints Don Winn Zone 4 representative

Winn replaces Mary Casillas who resigned in April.


New $250 million hospital for Hollister in the dream stage

The need for a new hospital exists but how to pay for it is still a mystery. Plans will not include nursing home for aging residents.

ER staff at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.


COVID booster deadline looms for California health care workers

Hazel Hawkins employees have mixed opinions about the vaccine mandate.

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Public meetings for the week of Feb. 14

Seven agencies scheduled to meet.

Leonard Ca(From left) Leonard Caputo, Jenny Hallet, Amy Breen-Lema, Mishel Thomas and Alfred Sadler Jr. Photo courtesy of HHMH.puto, Jenny Hallet, Amy Breen-Lema, Mishel Thomas and Alfred Sadler Jr. Photo courtesy of HHMH.

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Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital receives recognition for partnership with university

The hospital partners with CSUMB's Physician Assistant Program to provide clinical rotations for their physician assistant students.

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Non-denominational chapel opens at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Funding for the chapel was donated by the hospital board chair Jeri Hernandez in memory of her husband Ismael, who died of cancer in 2017.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

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No SBC employees or hospital staff have been fired for refusing vaccinations

Governor’s mandate requiring that all state and healthcare workers prove they are vaccinated or be tested weekly does not say what will happen to workers who don’t cooperate.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

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Hawkins Memorial Hospital grant to promote vaccines

The hospital will employ a work plan to reinforce messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

File Photo. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients.

The board of directors approved the resolution to spend up to $2 million to replace Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital's roof. Google Earth photo.


Hazel Hawkins seeks $2 million loan to replace roof

The hospital board opts for replacement rather than repair in order to get a new warranty.

Perez-Barragan Family first baby of 2020. Photo provided by HHMH.

Children and Youth

First 2020 baby born at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Bunny Perez and Jose Barragan welcomed their son Saleen on Jan. 1 at 6:18 a.m.

CEO Ken Underwood thinks it's unlikely the healthcare district won't be designated a Critical Access Hospital, but says plans are in place to keep it operational if the certification is denied. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins banks on winning ‘critical access’ status

CFO explains Plans B and C to keep the hospital’s doors open.

Christina Soto and Dr. Kyle Hsu. Hsu said he played a small part in saving Soto's life by removing flesh-eating bacteria that made her sick. Photo provided by Christina Soto.


Christina Soto thanks first responders for saving her life

Homeless shelter manager bears gifts and gratitude a year after she was found unconscious.

Anthony Mojica, director of services excellence, said attacks on staff are increasing. He said he and his family have been threatened.


Violence on the rise at Hazel Hawkins

Officials expect it to get worse over July 4 weekend.