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County announces vaccine appointments for Adults 65 and older beginning Feb 8

Due to all the hard work on behalf of Gila County, we have received increased vaccination doses each week. At this time, we are excited to announce that we can officially move into the top of Group 1C (Adults 65 and Older), beginning Monday, February 8th. This was possible through …

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County Health Department sets up call center to handle calls regarding vaccination program

Globe, AZ —The Gila County Health Department is continuing to work with our community partners: Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Ponderosa Family Care, Hope Family Care, Genoa Healthcare, Banner Payson, volunteers, Arizona National Guard, Health Department Staff, and all of our other community partners to administer the vaccine to the …

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Health Depart issues update regarding vaccine schedule for Gila County

GILACOUNTY- Gila County Health Department appreciates your patience in this time of COVID-19 vaccine. Our goal is to provide every resident in Gila County the opportunity for a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC has published extensive recommendations for a phased approach for vaccine delivery within Gila County over the next several …

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Beginning a Career in Healthcare with CVIT

Thinking about a career in healthcare? A great place to start is by becoming a nursing assistant. CVIT offers a comprehensive Nursing Assistant course, specifically designed as an introduction to healthcare. During this one-year program, students learn medical terminology, medical dosages, and basic healthcare concepts; how to take a patient’s …

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Elective Surgeries are back on the schedule after Governor lifts restriction.

On May 1 the Governor announced hospitals could once again begin scheduling elective surgeries. Elective surgeries shouldn’t be considered optional – they’re vital to the health of both individuals and hospitals across the state.  The initial order in Mid-March suspended non-essential or elective surgeries which the Governor’s office broadly defined …

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Creating Strong Partnerships: Bernadette Kniffin Leads effort to help families on San Carlos. Nnee Bich’o Nii 

It’s hard to get Bernadette (Bernie) Kniffin to sit and talk about her role as Director of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)  and Transit for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.  She’s busy doing it, responding to local needs during a global pandemic and planning for the future.   “Our benefits …

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CVRMC announces Blitz Testing program starting May 16th

Earlier this month Governor Doug Ducey announced the state would conduct a blitz of covid-19 testing to take place on three consecutive weekends. According to the Governors’ office the testing was being done (1) to determine the extent of the population affected by COVID-19 and allow intelligent decisions to be …

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