Category: MGGH in the News

Hospitals Corner – 27

February, 2020 White sock test?  A true pillar of our community stopped by my office not long ago to share his thoughts about recent hospital in-patient stays here and at a Reno area healthcare facility.  After extended time at both, he said care provided at Mt. Grant General was considerably better in many ways.  Besides…
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Hospitals Corner – 26

January, 2020 Influenza B, Coronavirus, Rhinovirus (common cold).  No shortage of bad news lately about highly contagious diseases, locally and across the planet.  Best way to avoid these hasn’t changed: wash your hands often, avoid contact with those who are sick, and get plenty of rest.  All of these are your best defense against Flu…
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Hospitals Corner – 25

December, 2019 My apologies for not sharing this information with the community sooner, but contrary to what you may have heard, Dr. Ventura is not leaving us anytime soon.  He is closing his Clinic practice so that he can focus fulltime on hospital patients and nursing home residents.  Clinic practitioners Laura Millsap PA-C, Tobey Morris…
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Hospitals Corner – 22

September, 2019 Fifty years ago this month, Marcus Welby, MD premiered on TV (ABC Tuesday nights; seems like only yesterday). Robert Young played Dr. Welby, a dedicated and empathetic general practitioner who made house calls. Even in 1969, the idea of doctors making house calls was considered a thing of the past. Flash forward to…
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Hospitals Corner – 21

August, 2019 Pleased to announce that Dr. Lane Truman will be joining Mt. Grant General staff in September as our new physical therapist; he brings a wealth of experience and rural success with him.  Also new to the PT team will be physical therapy assistant Linda Werner; she will be a fulltime Mt. Grant employee…
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Hospitals Corner – 20

July, 2019 Chocolate, vanilla or twist?  Those were the delicious choices for Lefa L. Seran SNF residents during our recent trip to the Eastern Sierra.  On the last Friday of June, we headed west toward the state line, across the Mono Basin, gearing down to make the steep climb up Tioga Pass.  Unlike our 2018…
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Hospitals Corner – 19

June, 2019 Someone once defined generosity as the “habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return.”  Not sure who said that originally but he or she could have been describing some good people in this town.  Long story short: a few weeks ago, patient from Tonopah was transported here by ambulance.  After a day…
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Hospitals Corner – 18

May, 2019 May is always a special time at Mt. Grant General.  In particular, Hospital Week is a cherished tradition, with a host of special events for staff and volunteers.  The coincidence this week falls right before Armed Forces Day Weekend doesn’t hurt either.  Monday is employee breakfast day, where supervisors serve meals to their…
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Hospitals Corner – 17

April, 2019 As announced last month, Sharon Ruch MD will start seeing patients this June at the Mt. Grant Clinic.  Her first day is June 5.  Dr. Ruch’s planned schedule at this time is Wednesday through Friday every week.  Please call her office at the Clinic and speak to Paula (945-3668) to make an appointment. …
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Hospitals Corner – 16

March, 2019 If you are like me when it comes to good news and bad news, let’s deal with the unpleasant first.  My internal clock went haywire earlier this month during the spring forward to daylight saving time, and I somehow ended up watching CBS Sunday Morning. One of the first segments dealt with hospitals…
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