February 17, 2014
Simione Healthcare Consultants acquired Boyd & Nicholas, a health care consulting firm based in Rohnert Park. …
Santa Rosa-based Oakmont Senior Living is highlighting the recent opening of The Terraces. …
Sonoma Valley Health Care District said it has completed refinancing of the 2009 general obligation bonds. …
Joanne LaMonica, MD, a urologist, has joined Adventist Health-owned Ukiah Valley Medical Center. …
St. Joseph Health-operated Queen of the Valley’s CARE Network in Napa was honored by Premier. …
Kaiser Permanente said it has distributed grants totaling $49,000 to establish community partnerships with 12 elementary schools within the Santa Rosa City Schools District and two elementary schools — Laurel Dell and Short Elementary — in San Rafael.
Hospice by the Bay on March 19 will hold a free seminar, “The Life of Your Estate After Death: Probate and Trust Administration.”
December 17, 2013
Officials overseeing California’s health insurance exchange on Tuesday released North Bay enrollment figures for October and November.
November 25, 2013
Winning companies, listed in alphabetical order: Agilent Technologies, Burr Pilger Mayer, Codding Investments, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, Exchange Bank, Ghilotti Bros., JDSU, Kaiser Permanente, LEMO USA, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, Pacific Union College, Petaluma Health Center, Raydiance, Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group, Redwood Regional Medical Group, Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery, St. Joseph Health, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, Trinchero Family Estates & Sutter Home Winery, W. Bradley Electric and Wells Fargo Insurance Services.
November 18, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Health care providers across the North Bay continue to adapt to the rapidly evolving business landscape, expanding outpatient services, building new facilities and seeking more coordinated care, while the region’s small-market employers with 50 or fewer workers will likely face further challenges on employee benefits, experts said at the Business Journal’s Health Care Conference on Nov. 13.
November 11, 2013
Kirk Pappas is physician-in-chief at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Rosa Medical Center, the county’s biggest health care provider. He will be featured on a panel for the North Bay Business Journal’s Health Care Conference, speaking about challenges and opportunities under the Affordable Care Act
October 28, 2013
Nearly a year after becoming the North Bay’s first accountable care organization under the federal health care overhaul, Meritage Medical Network is reporting positive, albeit preliminary, results on readmission rates and improved outcomes. …
Meritage Medical Network was also recently named as a top performer by the Integrated Healthcare Associations, one of 45 physician organizations to earn the distinction and one of three in the North Bay. …
Napa Medical Center, a 66,000-square-foot medical office building adjacent to Queen of the Valley, has undergone significant renovation in the last two years, with New York-based Seavest Healthcare Properties pumping more than $3 million into the property it purchased in 2011. …
Terry Newmyer last week resigned as CEO of Adventist Health’s St. Helena Hospital Region and Northern California Network, which includes hospitals in Vallejo, St. Helena, Clearlake and Mendocino County. …
Satellite Healthcare, a not-for-profit provider of kidney dialysis services and sponsor for kidney research, recently opened a Rohnert Park location at 6265 Commerce Blvd. …
October 18, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Sutter Health and Hammes Company broke ground Friday on a three-story, 80,000-square-foot medical office building adjacent to the forthcoming $284 million new Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa.
October 14, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Kaiser Permanente is considering constructing a medical office building on a 10-acre parcel in Southwest Santa Rosa.
October 10, 2013
SOLANO COUNTY — Kaiser Permanente’s Vacaville Medical Center on Thursday was awarded level 2 trauma designation, beating out Fairfield-based NorthBay Healthcare after the Solano County Emergency Medical Services Board accepted a recommendation from the American College of Surgeons.
October 1, 2013
Amid political stalemate in the nation’s capital over funding of the Affordable Care Act, the state’s online health exchange established under the law, called Covered California, went live Tuesday after months of anticipation and preparation.
But full SHOP rates that were supposed to be released were delayed for the time being, as efforts focused on enrollment of individuals.
August 14, 2013
The Business Journal on Wednesday announced a record 75 recipients for its eighth annual Best Places to Work.
More than 6,000 employees completed the required anonymous online satisfaction survey, and thousands of comments were collected in the process.
July 15, 2013
SOLANO COUNTY — Both Kaiser Permanente and NorhthBay Healthcare applied for a level II trauma care designation in Solano County, with Kaiser vying for designation at its Vacaville Medical Center and NorthBay at its Medical Center in Fairfield.
June 25, 2013
The California Department of Managed Health Care on Tuesday issued a $4 million fine against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan for “serious deficiencies” in how it provides mental health services, but Kaiser said it has worked to correct the issues.
June 24, 2013
Willa Jefferson-Stokes Associate Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente, 3900 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma 94954, 415-722-1211, kp.org Age: 64 Residence: San Francisco Education: BS Nursing, University of California, San Francisco; master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley Tell us about yourself and your company: Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit [...]
June 17, 2013
HR professionals listed in alphabetical order by their organization’s name, drawn from the top five largest employers in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties, as well as trade organizations and the region’s staffing companies who responded to the Business Journal.
June 17, 2013
Tina Laviolette joined Mechanics Bank’s new Napa office as financial services manager. …
Allen Wine Group, LLP, a wine industry business advisory service and CPA firm, hired Zack Honeycutt as accounting manager. …
Laurence Lea has been named media and community relations coordinator at Sonoma Raceway. …
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center named Susan Cowderoy, RN, MS, CNS, its new stroke coordinator. …
Life Sales, LLC, a national annuity and life insurance field marketing organization based in Novato, hired Gino Wang as its new vice president of sales, Lindsay Comins as national recruiting director, and Kevin King as marketing communications coordinator. … Steve Cervantes was promoted to designated supervisory principal for Questar Capital Corp. and Quester Asset Management. …
June 6, 2013
Optical workers at Kaiser Permanente in the North Bay and elsewhere in Northern California voted to remain with the National Union of Healthcare Workers-California Nurses Association over its rival, the Service Employees International Union.
June 3, 2013
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Strategic Planning Task Force asks all community members to take the opportunity to include their voices in the college’s strategic planning process by completing an online community survey. …
College of Marin held its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. …
Petaluma’s Wedge Roofing is the first contractor in California to have successfully passed the new rigorous standards of testing regulated by the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance. …
As part of its ongoing commitment to create healthy communities, Kaiser Permanente announced it will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for new construction of hospitals, large medical offices, and other major projects. …
San Rafael’s SpotOn, a loyalty and marketing platform for small business, announced the release of the second full version of its marketing platform for businesses. …
May 27, 2013
Sixteen of the North Bay’s leading women will be honored at North Bay Business Journal’s annual “Women in Business” awards gala this July, joining a select group of female executives and entrepreneurs to receive the prestigious designation.
May 23, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Covered California, the state’s online health exchange established under the Affordable Care Act, today announced that 13 commercial health plans will take part in its individual marketplace, while introducing premiums that vary from region to region.
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