September 29, 2014
Sheila Chumley joined Santa Rosa’s Boylan Point Agency as a senior marketing consultant. …
Redwood Credit Union promoted Cynthia Negri to executive vice president and chief operations officer and Ron Felder to executive vice president and chief lending officer. …
California Bank & Trust named Aben Hill senior vice president and Northern California regional manager and Michael Kadel, senior vice president and North Bay business center manager. …
Market Rates Insight named MaryEllen Whitton vice president of sales. …
Rohnert Park hired Betsy Howze as finance director. …
Marin County Workforce Investment Board director Racy Ming has received a Criminal Justice Fulbright Award research scholarship. …
Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire hired Carol Groaning as human resources manager, among other people news. …
Canara of San Rafael added Chris Oberkfell as chief operations officer. …
Ancient Oak Cellars named Greg La Follette as winemaker. …
May 15, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Thursday reported strong financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Revenue was $593 million, an increase of 4 percent, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Billings were up 10 percent.
August 22, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) on Thursday reported a slight dip in second-quarter revenues and small drop in quarterly earnings.
Autodesk also recently acquired of building information modeling (BIM) technology from two United Kingdom-based software companies.
July 17, 2013
GREENBRAE — The Marin Healthcare District on Tuesday voted unanimously to put a general obligation bond totaling $394 million on this November’s ballot, which would help finance the approximately $500 million rebuild of Marin General Hospital.
June 28, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams told a group of hundreds of Sonoma County business leaders today the central bank’s efforts to push down long-term interest rates could start tapering later this year, citing his forecast for lower unemployment and other improving economic indicators.
May 13, 2013
NOVATO — Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (Nasdaq: RPTP), after steadily growing its pipeline over the past 12 months, will relocate its corporate headquarters to a nearly 31,000 square-foot space at 7 Hamilton Landing, a space formally occupied by Walt Disney Corp.’s ImageMovers Digital animation studio.
May 13, 2013
The draconian changes recently proposed by a coalition of conservation organizations would help destroy the very foundation that makes the Marin weknow and love possible today and sustainable tomorrow. Among other things, the coalition seeks a series of drastic restrictions on our economic vitality, commerce, transportation, development, zoning, and property rights. The result would be [...]
May 9, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN) recently reported a net loss of $39.8 million, or 31 cents per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, compared to a net loss of $24 million in the same period last year.
February 4, 2013
In its first month since getting state approval for expansion last fall, Sacramento-based HMO Western Health Advantage said it has enrolled some 750 persons into new employer health plans across Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties.
January 16, 2013
[Updated Wednesday, Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m.] GREENBRAE — Roughly a year after being dismissed from the long-running legal dispute between Marin General Hospital and Sutter Health, former hospital board chair Robert Heller was awarded $848,202 in legal fees and costs from the suit brought forth by the Marin Healthcare District, his attorneys said Tuesday.
Marin General, meanwhile, revealed Wednesday that it was awarded roughly $11 million in legal fees and costs as a result of being declared the prevailing party over Sutter Health.
January 10, 2013
NOVATO — The Meritage Medical Network today was approved as an accountable care organization under a Medicare initiative stemming from the new health care law.
December 17, 2012
Three North Bay hospitals received “A” grades for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, considered the industry standard for hospital surveys. Kaiser Permanente hospitals in San Rafael and Santa Rosa and St. Joseph Health-operated Petaluma Valley Hospital each received the ranking from the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. …
Sound Physicians, a Tacoma-based hospitalist organization, announced an agreement to provide comprehensive hospitalist services at Sonoma Valley Hospital. …
Operation Access, a nonprofit whose mission is to mobilize a network of medical volunteers, hospitals and community health centers to provide access to surgeons for low-income and uninsured people, recently held its celebration of volunteers at Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma. …
Partnership Health Plan of California recently honored the Petaluma Health Center for achieving 100 percent of the nonprofit, managed Medi-Cal health plans’ goals. …
Sutter Health announced the appointment of Stephen Nolte as chief executive officer of Sutter’s recently announced health plan, which is currently in development in Sacramento. …
St. Helena Hospital recently raised $1.5 million at its annual foundation gala held at Silver Oak Cellars in Oakville. …
State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, plans to introduce legislation that would expand the powers of nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other health care workers as a means to address a shortage of primary care physicians, a problem that experts have long warned will be exacerbated by health care reform. …
December 10, 2012
PETALUMA — Redwood Community Health Coalition recently took part in a pilot project testing a mobile health application that enrolls patients in public assistance programs, a potentially pivotal development for the public health sector. The accelerating convergence of mobile technology and health care will likely open new avenues of access to underserved populations, which could in turn help states with implementing key pieces of health care reform, officials said.
December 10, 2012
Firma Design Group announced Jerry Novak, P.E., has joined its team in Novato. …
Enphase Energy, Inc. hired several new executives: Ciaran Fox, vice president of quality and reliability; Martin Rogers, vice president of customer service and support; and Steve Lapointe; vice president of human resources. Vice President of Engineering Dennis Hollenbeck retired. …
Napa Valley’s Arrow&Branch Estate Vineyard named Pamela Jessup-Carter as director of sales. …
Miljenko “Mike” Grgich was among several California winemakers represented when the Smithsonian National Museum of American History opened its first major exhibition on food history. …
November 26, 2012
Narrow networks are coming to the North Bay.
Blue Shield of California will launch its SaveNet HMO in Marin and Sonoma counties in 2013, forming a narrow network around Novato-based Meritage Medical Network and Sonoma County Primary Care.
November 26, 2012
Western Health Advantage formally filed plans with the state to be a part of Covered California, the state’s online health exchange that will go live in 2014 as part of the federal health care reform bill, the Affordable Care Act. …
On the federal level, the Obama Administration last week issued a host of new rules and details on how insurers can structure benefits and premiums beginning in 2014. …
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company announced the appointment of Travis Bethune to the position of vice president, distribution management and services leader. …
November 16, 2012
Unemployment rates for North Bay counties were largely unchanged in October from the month before, but Sonoma County continued to lead all of California in job growth, helping the entire North Bay grow by 2.5 percent from the previous October, according to state figures released this morning.
November 12, 2012
The political and legal challenges to federal health reform may finally be settled with the reelection of President Obama and the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act, but, even with that seeming sense of finality, a host of challenges lay ahead for all levels of the industry.
November 2, 2012
NOVATO — The Buck Institute for Research on Aging today said it received a $5 million donation from architecture entrepreneurs M. Arthur Gensler Jr. and Drucillia Cortell Gensler of Mill Valley.
October 29, 2012
The Meritage Medical Network, formerly known as the Marin-Sonoma IPA, has officially made known its plan to earn accountable care organization, or ACO, designation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. …
Mendocino Coast District Hospital, a 25-bed nonprofit critical access facility, is seeking bankruptcy court protection from creditors as it seeks to reorganize its debts while keeping the doors open. …
Evan Rayner, Healdsburg District Hospital chief executive officer, is stepping down from his position, according to the North Sonoma County Healthcare District, which owns and operates the 43-bed hospital. …
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