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COMMUNITY OPINION: Don’t lose Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

George Fendler writes that the potential loss of our only hospital is alarming and that the community must do something to prevent this from happening.

The nurses voiced their concerns for the lack of transparency on the part of the board. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins staff asks board to ‘take the ego out’ 

They voice concerns over supply shortage, reimbursement ‘black hole,’ and board transparency.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

News Release

Hazel Hawkins initiates cost-cutting and savings measures

Hospital says it continues to seek funding and partnerships to secure healthcare county-wide

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

News Release

Hazel Hawkins’ nurses raise concern about status of hospital

Nurses say maintaining all patient care services is essential for public safety.

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.

Schools & Education

COMMENTARY: HSD nurses step up to challenge during pandemic

The Hollister School District writes that its credentialed school nurses, along with health clerks at individual school sites, have been particularly busy during the pandemic.

Hazel Hawkins CEO Steve Hannah signed the new vaccination policy. File photo by John Chadwell


Hazel Hawkins Hospital following state orders and requiring staff vaccinations

Hospital will require all staff to be vaccinated by Sept. 30; those who aren’t may be put on leave or terminated.

RNs Cindy Dalcin, Courtney Parrinello, Ariana Sanchez and Laura Brigantino told stories of how the community reached out in support and gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins Hospital staff send love letter to community

Nurses describe a windfall of support including food and protective equipment.

Just a few of the pizzas delivered to Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital staff by Graniterock and Granite Construction. Don Barrett with Graniterock (center) in blue. Hospital staff names were not provided by publication. Photo provided.


Nurses and Doctors get recognition in the form of a hot meal

Two regional companies decide to join together and help sustain staff at three area hospitals with a tall stack of pizzas from local restaurants.

Many of those attending the March 28 Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors meeting voiced their approval of the current anesthesia group, as well as concern about accusations against anesthesiologist and outspoken board member Ariel Hurtado. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hospital staff voice support for current anesthesia group during contract talks

ACE Anesthesia praised by 10 nurses for its dedication and expertise.

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Gavilan College plans to restructure nursing programs

New plan hopes to help students obtain career certifications quicker.

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


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.

Diane Beck, RN, presents Jeri Hernandez with plaque on behalf of HHH employees

Hazel Hawkins Hospital nurses create scholarship to honor district board member

Educational scholarship created in memory of Ismael Hernandez, spouse of board member

Board of Directors for Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital meets. Photo by John Chadwell.


Despite heated opposition, new contracts approved for hospital CEO and CFO

Accusations of corruption heat up health care meeting as board approves two-year contracts for CEO Ken Underwood and CFO Mark Robinson

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Business / Economy

Hospital, nurses’ union settle contract dispute

Nurses' union, which had held a one-day strike, agrees to four-year contract that includes a 9 percent raise over the life of the deal