August 4, 2014
The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office participated in a lawsuit against Sysco Corporation, the country’s largest food distribution company, about food-handling practices, and the company agreed to almost $20 million dollars in restitution, costs and penalties. …
Fitch Ratings affirmed its positive rating on Rohnert Park debt and upgraded its outlook for the city’s finances. …
Marin Community Clinics’ Greenbrae clinic is set to move to Larkspur, and a central call center will be set up there. …
Kaiser Permanente’s and Adventist Health’s California hospitals were named on Hospitals & Health Networks magazine’s Health Care’s Most Wired 2014 survey list. …
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical closed its public offering of 2,319,951 shares of common stock priced at $40 a share. …
Vista Consulting obtained a renewal of a long-term IT services agreement from iPrint Technologies, maker of 3-D printers. …
Novato company, Navitas Naturals, has added a certified organic superfood to their lineup…
Sausalito-based Glassdoor was recognized by Vice President Joe Biden in a new federal report called Ready to Work: Job Driven Training and American Opportunity…
The Marin County Planning Commission approved construction of what will become the largest solar farm in Marin: 11.5 acres of solar at Novato’s Cooley Quarry…
Cloverdale City Council voted unanimously in favor of joining Sonoma Clean Power (SCP)…
Westamerica Bancorporationdeclared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.38 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders of record at the close of business August 4, 2014…
REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced the expansion of their Northern California operations with a new base in Rancho Cordova…
Solage Calistoga, a contemporary wine country resort, announced that AAA has honored the property with a Four Diamond distinction for the second consecutive year…
Cowgirl Creamery owners Sue Conley and Peggy Smith announced publication of their new book, “Cowgirl Creamery Cooks.”…
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa received a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for their Coach2Career program…
June 9, 2014
Profiles of 26 human resources executives at top placement agencies or the North Bay’s largest employers.
April 28, 2014
GREENBRAE – Marin General Hospital has made several adjustments to its plan to rebuild the facility, with a price tag now pegged at nearly $650 million for what the administration describes as “a natural evolution” in the planning process for such a large-scale project.
April 27, 2014
With the closure of long-struggling Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol all but assured, hospital executives and health care experts are pointing to the failed facility as perhaps the most vivid example of the myriad challenges facing the hospital industry as a whole.
Although the issues leading to Palm Drive’s closure were multifaceted, in some cases specific to geographical challenges, the small but beloved hospital is far from alone in the ongoing evolution of the Affordable Care Act world of health care reform, experts said.
April 7, 2014
Novato-based Hennessy Funds’ Hennessy Gas Utility Index Fund (GASFX) won two 2014 Lipper Fund Awards. …
The latest Survey of Credit Underwriting Practices shows that banks are easing credit for both consumer and commercial loans. …
Robert Federighi Design, an interior design, construction and staging firm, purchased a 21,000-square-foot building in Novato. …
Petaluma Health Center was certified as Energy Star-compliant. …
Marin General Hospital plans to launch in-room meal service with more healthful, certified-organic and local foods. …
The Engine is Red, a creative marketing and design firm based in Santa Rosa, turns 5. …
Sebastopol-based organic specialty coffee roaster Taylor Maid Farms plans to open its first Marin County coffee bar on April 1. …
Napa Coin Gallery moved close to downtown. …
Napa-based open-source software provider SUSE released kGraft, for runtime patching of the Linux kernel on computer servers. …
March 31, 2014
Leaders of major health care organizations in Sonoma and Marin, Napa and Solano counties, listed alphabetically by last name: Adventist Health, Alexander Valley Healthcare, Alliance Medical Center, Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, Community Health Clinic Ole, Healdsburg District Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center of San Rafael, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, Kentfield Rehabiliation & Specialty Hospital, Marin Community Clinics, Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Marin General Hospital, Meritage Medical Network, Napa County Health and Human Services Agency, NorthBay Healthcare, NorthBay Medical Center, Northern California Medical Associates, Novato Community Hospital, Palm Drive Hospital, Petaluma Health Center, Petaluma Valley Hospital, Prima Medical Group, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Redwood Community Health Coalition, Redwood Regional Medical Group, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Sonoma Valley Hospital, St. Helena Hospital, St. Joseph Health, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, Sutter Health, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods, Sutter Solano Medical Center, VacaValley Hospital and West County Health Centers.
March 24, 2014
GREENBRAE — The Marin Healthcare District approved a new plan for the $500 million rebuild of Marin General Hospital that will reconfigure – not necessarily reduce – the amount of staffed beds at the facility.
March 24, 2014
Thriving in a changed health care landscape under the Affordable Care Act will require Marin General Hospital to become a ubiquitous presence in the lives of its patients, with technology, facilities and administration that supports the ongoing care of California’s most elderly — but also most healthy — county.
March 4, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — The supply of water in Marin County and California’s ongoing drought, the future of public transportation with the forthcoming SMART rail and how the county’s biggest hospital will be rebuilt amid a health care reform-driven landscape will be the focus of the Business Journal’s Impact Marin conference.
February 24, 2014
NOVATO — Meritage Accountable Care Organization, the ACO established under the Affordable Care Act by Novato-based Meritage Medical Network, is expanding its relationship with Santa Clara-based CareInSync and its mobile-based platform to curb hospital readmission rates into Marin and Sonoma counties.
February 17, 2014
SEBASTOPOL and SACRAMENTO — Palm Drive Hospital is seeking special legislation that would allow it to refinance bond debts, which in turn would help the financially struggling hospital remain afloat.
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) is currently crafting legislation “that would improve Palm Drive Hospital’s ability to pay for patient care as opposed to paying interest,” according to Mr. Levine’s office.
December 2, 2013
SEBASTOPOL — Palm Drive Hospital is considering a wide array of cuts, one of which would downsize the number of staffed beds from 37 to 14, in an attempt to offset fiscal challenges that officials say are impacting hospitals nationwide.
November 5, 2013
GREENBRAE — Marin County voters on Tuesday backed the planned rebuilding of Marin General Hospital, authorizing by a two-thirds majority $394 million in general obligation bonds to fund much of the project.
November 4, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Sutter Health, which operates a number of North Bay hospitals and facilities, has agreed to pay $46 million to state Department of Insurance to settle charges of “false and misleading” anesthesia billing practices, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said today.
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
GREENBRAE — Marin General Hospital on Friday said it received an anonymous $4 million gift that will go toward its radiation and oncology department.
October 7, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — Long Beach-based SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage carrier, announced it will expand into Marin County, where it will partner with Marin General Hospital and the Meritage Medical Network.
August 26, 2013
GREENBRAE — Marin General Hospital today said it has teamed with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital to offer Marin residents “access to the expertise and resources of one of the nation’s preeminent pediatric hospitals.”
August 19, 2013
Fairfield-based Partnership HealthPlan of California, a nonprofit managed Medi-Cal administrator across the North Bay, recently provided a total of $13.8 million in “much-needed” grants for health programs across its service area. …
Touro University California in Vallejo recently announced that Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz and his research team have been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant of more than $3 million over the course of five years. …
Marin General Hospital said it is re-launching a total arteriosclerosis management program aimed at preventing or reversing the process of heart disease. …
August 12, 2013
Richard Reid is Marin General Hospital’s affiliate chief financial officer for Sonoma Valley Hospital and Palm Drive Hospital.
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