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Getting doctors to come to Humboldt County is no easy task for hospitals; isolation, lower pay prove to be major obstacles

Living in an area with a relatively low population may be great for many Humboldt County residents, but for local hospitals, the isolation can make attracting doctors to the area a difficult task. St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna and Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata are constantly seeking specialists from general surgeons to orthopedic surgeons. According to representatives at the hospitals, family practitioners and general practitioners are what Humboldt County needs most.