Sonoma Valley Hospital board names new administrator

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SONOMA -- Sonoma Valley Health Care District named former hospital administrator and "healing model" advocate Kelly Mather as president and chief executive officer of Sonoma Valley Hospital, replacing outgoing Carl Gerlach as of July 19.

Ms. Mather, 43, comes to the 83-bed hospital as the district board last week unanimously approved a five-year plan for $83 million in capital improvements.

"We need $64 million for high-priority stuff," said Mr. Gerlach in a statement just after the June 29 meeting.

Known sources of funding, including improved cash flow from a newly revised business plan, presently are estimated to supply $51 million to $58 million, depending on whether a proposed cost-sharing affiliation with Marin General Hospital is pursued.

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