News and Events
COVID-19 Update

July 17, 2020

Doug McCoy, CEO, Eastern Plumas Health Care 

On July 16, 2020 Eastern Plumas Health Care received notification of a third positive COVID-19 test result for a Portola Skilled Nursing Staff member. We continue to test all staff and residents on a weekly basis. EPHC staff has notified resident's families of the additional case. 

The prevention protocols vvill help us continue to successfully identify possible cases and a potential outbreak to the facility and community. 

Since the initial pandemic began, EPHC has been diligent in following both CDC...

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COVID-19 Update

July 10, 2020

Doug McCoy, CEO, Eastern Plumas Health Care

On July 9, 2020 two Eastern Plumas Health Care (EPHC) staff members were identified as positive for the COVID-19 virus. With strict prevention protocols already in place, EPHC immediately tested all of Portola Skilled Nursing Staff and residents which all came back negative. There are no new cases of COVID-19 in the Skilled Nursing facility as a result of this situation.

The ongoing prevention protocols were successful in not only identifying an asymptomatic case but prevented a potential outbreak to the facility and...

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July 8, 2020

Eastern Plumas Health Care has received two positive COVID-19 test results for employees in our Portola Skilled Nursing Facility.

Precautions were put into place in both our Portola and Loyalton facilities beginning March 3, 2020. These precautions include no visitors, a separate employee entrance, testing and daily screening. These precautions remain in place. Employees and residents will be tested weekly. Staff is notifying our resident’s families.

This is all the information that will be released at this time. Further information will be released as necessary. Thank you for respecting the privacy of our...

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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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