NORTH BAY -- Adventist Health, which operates numerous health care facilities from Solano to Lake County, announced that it is restructuring and renaming the region to the Northern California Network "as a result of growth and pending business opportunities."
The new network will fold in two Adventist Health affiliates in Mendocino County to the St. Helena Region. According to Scott Reiner, executive vice president and board chairman of the St. Helena Hospital region, the Northern California Network now includes: Frank Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits; Ukiah Valley Medical Center; St. Helena Hospital Center for Behavioral Health in Vallejo; St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake in Lake County; and St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley.
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The new network will be overseen by Terry Newmyer, current president and CEO of the St. Helena Region -- a title he will retain in addition to the titles of vice president of Adventist Health as well as president and CEO of the Northern California Network.
While Adventist restructures its Northern California portfolio, the Roseville-based health group is currently in talks with Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol about possible affiliation. The Palm Drive Healthcare District has recently expressed increased desire to align itself with a larger organization such as Adventist Health, as it seeks financial security after years of turmoil and uncertainty.