Hello, Goodbye Party for SoHum Doctors: You’re Invited

Press release for the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District:

Dr. Marcin Matuszkiewicz

Dr. Marcin Matuszkiewicz

Dr. Marcin Matuszkkiewicz, M.D. will be leaving the medical clinic at Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD) and the Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Garberville to join the medical staff at Kaiser Permanente at their medical facility and hospital in Oakland. His last day to see patients at the SHCHD clinic in Garberville will be Friday, September 23.

Dr. Tawfik Shabana

Dr. Tawfik Shabana

Dr. Tawfik Shabana, M.D., a family practitioner and internist, as well as a board-certified pediatrician will be joining the staff at SHCHD. He is arriving in Garberville on September 15, and will begin seeing patients on September 22. Prior to joining SHCHD, Dr. Shabana has served as a telemedicine specialist and urgent care physician in Plano, Texas. He worked for a short time at the VA San Francisco Ukiah Clinic and is looking forward to returning to the Mendocino/Humboldt County area. He previously worked (for almost 10 years) at John Hopkin’s Aramco Health Care at their clinic, urgent care, and emergency room. He completed his medical residency in medicine/pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Texas in 1998.

Dr. Shabana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to SHCHD, and will be taking over Dr. Matuszkiewicz’s patients at the SHCHD clinic, upon Dr. M’s departure. It will be wonderful to have a pediatrician here in the Southern Humboldt/Northern Mendocino community.

Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District will be having a goodbye/hello event to thank Dr. Matuszkiewicz for his 4+ years of service to SHCHD (he will missed by his patients and SHCHD staff), and to welcome Dr. Shabana to our district. Patients, staff, and the public are invited to join us at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 in the Jerold Phelps Community Hospital and Southern Humboldt Community Clinic courtyard for this goodbye/hello event.

Patrick O’Rourke
Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare
Foundation and Public Relations Director

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