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.
November 14, 2013
HEALDSBURG — The North Sonoma County Healthcare District, which oversees operations at Healdsburg District Hospital, today said it would lay off 30 employees, representing a workforce reduction of 8 percent of the hospital’s 360 employees.
September 9, 2013
Kathi Metro has joined Bank of Napa as executive vice president and chief credit officer. …
United Mechanical Incorporated announced Shannon Rund has joined its team as an account manager serving the North Bay, greater San Francisco and East Bay. …
The Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County’s Board of Directors announced two new members: Santa Rosa Police Department Captain Craig Schwartz and David Garcia. …
Marin General Hospital appointed Linda Lang as chief human resources officer, replacing Theresa Gianfortune, who retired. …
The Northern California Health Care Authority, a regional joint powers agency, appointed Kurt Hahn interim executive director. …
John Lowry announced his candidacy for the California Assembly in the North Coast’s second district, a seat currently held by Wesley Chesbro. …
Joining Frank Howard Allen Realtors in Sebastopol were Geoffrey Apple, Linda Sundheim, Jeanne Woods and Teresa Clark. …
Alex Ryan of Duckhorn Wine Company, Ning Zhang of Purlieu Wines, and Erle Martin of Crimson Wine Group, joined Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute Board of Directors. …
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards added winemaker Chris Louton plus Barbara Hawkins as new tasting room operations manager, Kelley Mingram as event coordinator and Erica Petersen as senior marketing specialist. …
Dana Estates appointed Jason Heller as national sales manager and Vanessa Conlin as sales and hospitality manager. …
Benovia Winery named Jen Walsh as its new assistant winemaker. …
April 1, 2013
HEALDSBURG — Nancy Schmid has been named the new chief executive officer of the North Sonoma County Healthcare District, which owns and operates 43-bed Healdsburg District Hospital, the board of directors announced today.
December 27, 2012
HEALDSBURG — The board of directors of the North Sonoma County Healthcare District today announced the appointment of George Protos as interim chief executive officer. He will begin the role on Jan. 1.
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. …
October 2, 2012
HEALDSBURG — Evan Rayner, Healdsburg District Hospital chief executive officer, is stepping down from that position, according to the North Sonoma County Healthcare District, which oversees the hospital.
September 24, 2012
Now that Western Health Advantage formally announced its expansion into the North Bay, existing care providers said the arrival of a new health plan is an important step in providing choice for employers and consumers and will help those involved move toward a more integrated model of care.
It also caps off years of planning among the region’s hospitals and independent physicians, who collectively sought collaborations amid an increasingly competitive, consolidating health care landscape spurred by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
December 19, 2011
BloodSource, a Sacramento area-based blood supplier of hospitals in Central and Northern California, has leased nearly 7,200 square feet at 3505 Industrial Drive in Santa Rosa, which will be the company’s permanent location for Sonoma County. … OffSiteCare, a telemedicine company founded by Sebastopol physician Dr. James Gude, has opened a central hub in San Francisco, where it it intends to provide nighttime hospitalist and specialist consultations for seven Northern California Hospitals, including several in the North Bay, the company said. … Daymon Doss, the current executive director of the Northern California Health Care Authority and former Petaluma Healthcare District CEO, has taken a three-month consulting job as interim executive director of the Mt. Diablo Health Care District in eastern Contra Costa County. … Marin Commuinty Clinics was awarded $460,000 by the Marin County Board of Supervisors to help adults suffering from the onset of serious psychiatric illness, along with other mental health services. … Napa County has selected San Diego-based McAlister Institute to operate a short-term residential and detox center on the campus of Napa State Hospital.
September 26, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Sutter Health and the county of Sonoma have rejected a proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed by the North Sonoma County Healthcare District opposing Sutter’s $284 million hospital project north of Santa Rosa.
August 29, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Two Sonoma County health care districts say they plan on appealing a recent court ruling that mostly sided with Sutter Health over objections to Sutter’s new $284 million hospital, now under construction just north of Santa Rosa.
August 23, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Two Sonoma County health care districts announced this evening they appealed a recent court ruling that sided with Sutter Health over objections to Sutter’s new $284 million hospital, now under construction just north of Santa Rosa.
June 20, 2011
SANTA ROSA – Sutter Health can continue construction unabated on its $284 million hospital after a Sonoma County judge last week dismissed most of the challenges filed by opponents that centered on project’s environmental impact report.
June 6, 2011
SANTA ROSA – Sutter Health and the North Sonoma County Healthcare District recently squared off in front of a Sonoma County judge, each presenting its case as to why or why not Sutter’s forthcoming $284 million hospital north of Santa Rosa is in line with the California Environmental Quality Act and the county Health Care Access Agreement.
May 20, 2011
SANTA ROSA — A Sonoma County judge today heard arguments in a lawsuit filed to stop construction of Sutter Health’s $284 million hospital next to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts north of Santa Rosa. A ruling is expected within the next few months.
April 11, 2011
NORTH BAY — A leading Marin County doctors’ association is heading an effort to create a potentially powerful network of hundreds of North Bay physicians that, if successful, would significantly alter the region’s health care landscape.
February 11, 2011
NORTH BAY — Daymon Doss, chief executive officer of the Petaluma Health Care District, has been appointed as executive director of the Northern California Health Care Authority.
November 16, 2010
HEALDSBURG and SANTA ROSA — The parent organizations of Healdsburg District Hospital and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital today announced they have entered into an affiliation agreement to share certain resources between the two institutions.
September 29, 2010
HEALDSBURG — The North Sonoma County Healthcare District tonight at its board meeting formally announced its lawsuit to stop development of Sutter Health’s proposed new hospital next to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
September 29, 2010
Sonoma County taxpayers should be happy to know they can now witness one taxpayer-funded entity suing another taxpayer-funded entity.