News and Events
Tribute to Outgoing Acting CEO, and Welcome to Incoming CEO

May 6, 2020

Eastern Plumas Health Care Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas A. McCoy as the new Chief Executive Officer for Eastern Plumas Health Care. McCoy will replace Acting CEO Jayne O’Flanagan who is retiring end of this month. McCoy will start transitioning into his new role mid-May 2020, with the two of them working closely hand in hand during the transition. The EPHC Board of Directors is immensely grateful for the energy, vision and compassion that O’Flanagan dedicated to EPHC during her interim role as Acting CEO.

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Telemedicine Visit Options

April 27, 2020

EPHC has implemented various clinic visits via telemedicine. If you have a smartphone, tablet, or computer that is equipped with a camera and speaker and reliable internet access; you can now see your provider remotely. If you’d like to be seen via telemedicine please call 530-832-6600 and our clinic staff will schedule an appointment. 

Telemedicine Visit Options Available Now At EPHC

Additional information will be provided by staff when you set up your appointment.

COVID-19 Triage Line

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 triage line is 530-832-6600. If you have questions about symptoms or testing please call the triage line. Providers are continuing to screen patients. We ask that you call the triage line and a provider will direct you in the next step of your care. Walk-ins are no longer allowed at any clinic. If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911. 

We appreciate your cooperation! These measures have been taken to keep our employees, patients and community safe and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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About Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

April 9, 2020

Eastern Plumas Health Care, along with many hospitals and Long Term Care facilities across the nation, is conserving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prepare for an anticipated surge of patients. We have an adequate amount of supplies on hand and are conserving by asking employees to re-use masks as appropriate following CDC guidelines.

EPHC has been working closely with Plumas County and Sierra County, both of which supply PPE to hospitals and county agencies through their Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator. We have recently placed an order which will be filled soon.

In the past weeks Eastern Plumas Health Care has been taking necessary measures to ensure the safety of our employees and patients. We understand that you have many questions regarding COVID-19 and Eastern Plumas Health Care would like you to know we are ready to care for our community. 

Every day members of our Hospital Incident Command System meet to assess the needs of our community and patients. In addition, we frequently meet with other local health care agencies, government agencies and Plumas County Public Health. This is a joint effort and we appreciate the...

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An update from Interim CEO Jayne O’Flanagan

March 20, 2020

Dear Eastern Plumas Health Care Community Members:

We want to provide an important update about how the COVID-19 situation is being handled at Eastern Plumas Health Care.

Eastern Plumas Health Care is working closely with the State of California, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Plumas and Sierra Counties to coordinate a response and contain the spread of the virus if it arrives in our community. If our community stays current with the changing guidance from the State of California, we should be able to successfully limit the number of positive cases...

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End of Year Board Meeting

December 31, 2018

Board Changes

Eastern Plumas Health Care’s (EPHC’s) December Board of Directors meeting saw the changing of the guard, with long time Board member Lucie Kreth leaving her post, and Teresa Whitfield coming on to the Board for a four year term. Whitefield worked previously at EPHC as Chief Nursing Officer. All three newly elected Board members, including Whitfield and incumbents Gail McGrath and Harvey West, were sworn in by Kreth, who has also served as the Board’s Secretary.

The Board discussed committee appointments, with Whitfield requesting to be on the Quality Assurance Committee. This was an area she focused...

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New, In-House CNA Course Will Benefit Hospital and Community

December 5, 2018

Eastern Plumas Health Care will begin a new in-house training program for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) on December 3, 2019. This pilot program is the brainchild of Deborah Mancebo, Director of Staff Development for EPHC’s two skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Recruiting and retaining enough qualified CNAs is an ongoing problem for rural and remote hospital like EPHC, so this program offers the perfect antidote. Because the need was so great, Mancebo contacted California’s Department of Public Health and worked with them to create a program for EPHC that fits their guidelines. She will also be teaching the course. Training as a CNA...

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EPHC Welcomes New CEO

Eastern Plumas Health Care has chosen its new CEO, Jay Scutt EPHC’s Board Chairman reported. Todd Plimpton will take the helm on January 3, 2019. Plimpton replaces Tom Hayes, who retired from the position this past September. An accomplished attorney, Plimpton is CEO and Senior Partner at Belanger & Plimpton in Lovelock, NV. He specializes in representing local and state governmental services, including critical access hospitals, school districts, and fire departments. He has also served as public defender for several counties. Plimpton was a registered lobbyist for fourteen years, where he represented the interests of hospitals and school districts, among others. In...

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Chief Executive Officer, Tom Hayes, Announces Retirement

September 10, 2018

Tom Hayes, Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Plumas Health Care announced his retirement today after nine years with the Hospital District. Tom was instrumental in expanding local  specialty healthcare services and leaving the District in a strong position financially. “It’s time for me to retire, as I will be 71 next month,” he said. “I have enjoyed my nine years of service at EPHC and wish everyone - employees, medical staff, and the Board, nothing but success in the future.”

EPHC’s Board of Directors will begin to search for a new CEO immediately, with Interim Human Resources Director, Jayne...

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