County Hospital Awarded Large Grant

In early December, Mt. Grant General Hospital (MGGH) was notified by the William N. Pennington Foundation that its grant proposal for hospital equipment and infrastructure improvements had been approved. Totaling more than $900,000, this grant funding will dramatically advance the level of services provided to MGGH patients and residents, enable much-needed facility upgrades, and bring… [More…]

Munger Retires After 44 Years at Mt. Grant General Hospital

  After beginning his career with Mt. Grant General Hospital in May of 1973, Administrator Richard Munger has officially retired after 44 years of service to the county. Raised in Hawthorne, he is a “local boy made good” as new administrator Hugh Qualls stated at the retirement dinner for Munger. “Richard’s life story is an… [More…]

Medical air flights can make a lifesaving difference

In an area like Mineral County, where residents are served by the Mt. Grant General Hospital, an obvious concern can be an illness or an extreme injury that may exceed the local care provisions. The hospital is rightfully called a “critical access hospital”, most commonly known as a trauma care facility. There are no baby… [More…]

Douglas’ career shaped by financial advice

By Stephanie Morton, Special to MCIN With his extensive education in accounting, Rich Douglas, comptroller for Mt. Grant General Hospital, was often helping friends and acquaintances with financial advice. In 2001, Douglas opened an office in his home to accommodate the burgeoning requests. “I was working full time I have had people approach me. It started… [More…]

Hospital to sponsor health care meetings

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires all individuals to have medical insurance coverage beginning January 1, 2014, or they must pay a penalty on their Federal Income Tax. Mt. Grant General Hospital will be sponsoring several meetings open to the public to explain the law and subsidies available to those who may need assistance paying… [More…]

Stolen ambulance recovered at hospital

Have you ever been so badly injured you stole an ambulance? If reports about Christopher Beard, a homeless man in the Mineral County Jail, are correct, he has. Beard broke into the Walker Lake firehouse on Aug. 9 using a board he found near one of the homes down the road, said B.J. Foster, Walker… [More…]

Fire destroys unoccupied house in Hawthorne

A fire destroyed much of an unoccupied Hawthorne house on Aug. 3. The fire broke out at about 2:30 p.m. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. The damaged house was 296 L Street. Fire crews Hawthorne, Walker Lake, and SOC Nevada, LLC at the Hawthorne Army Depot responded. “Once I got here… [More…]

Hawthorne nurse remains missing after eight years

Time doesn’t always heal all wounds. Ask the family of Nita Mayo. Eight years ago they received the tragic news that their beloved mother had gone missing on a road trip to Sonora, Calif. Instead of the family receiving postcards or photos from their mother, the family was notified that Mayo had not returned to Hawthorne. Mayo,… [More…]