January 13, 2014
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Health Care District recently voted to create a new foundation that would raise money for Palm Drive Hospital, reversing a previous decision to fold the existing foundation into the district’s purview and creating an entirely new one instead.
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.
September 23, 2013
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Health Care Foundation will be folded into the Palm Drive Health Care District, which voted unanimously to adopt a report urging the integration of the two entities as a means of producing better fundraising.
September 23, 2013
Sonoma Valley Hospital said it will open its new $46 million wing and newly built emergency and surgery departments on Nov. 16, capping five years of construction and fundraising that brings the hospital in line with state seismic standards. …
Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol recently obtained a 3D digital mammography, making it only the second hospital in Sonoma County to offer the new system that it says offers greater patient experience. …
REACH Air Medial Services in Santa Rosa has a new Eurocopter EC135 helicopter, part of an ongoing program to modernize its fleet of emergency air helicopters, the company said. …
Sapheon Inc., which left Santa Rosa about a year ago for North Carolina, announced recently that it raised $19.8 million in Series B funding from both current and new investors. …
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center announced the appointment of Rebecca Taylor-Ford to the position of accreditation, regulation and licensing risk director. …
June 4, 2013
SEBASTOPOL — Palm Drive Hospital recently laid out is 2014 operating budget, revealing improved financials at the 37-bed hospital while identifying specific goals to improve revenues as the facility continues to chart its way back from fiscal duress.
February 11, 2013
Sonoma-based staffing company Nelson recently opened of a new office in Southern California, the second location to open in that region within the past year. …
The 28 small- and mid-sized business for sale offerings that were sold in Sonoma County last month was a nearly three-fold increase over the same period last year, which saw 10 such transactions, according to BizBen Index. …
Prima Medical Group officially welcomed physicians from Palm Drive Medical Center to its expanding team. …
Santa Rosa-based TriVascular, Inc. recently announced U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval of its Ovation Prime abdominal stent graft system for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. …
December 4, 2012
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Healthcare District unanimously approved the transition of medical clinic operations across from the 37-bed hospital to the Prima Medical Foundation, a move that could help bolster finances for the cash-strapped hospital.
December 3, 2012
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Healthcare District on Monday will decide if it should transfer operations of its medical clinic to the Prima Medical Foundation, a move that, if approved, could help the 37-bed hospital bolster its finances while perhaps recruiting new physicians and adding new services.
September 3, 2012
The Marin-Sonoma IPA announced its name is now Meritage Medical Network, citing a need to identify itself beyond specific geographic areas as it charts future growth while signaling a first step to becoming an accountable care organization, or ACO. …
Mark Zielazinski has joined Marin General Hospital as chief information and technology integration officer and will again be reporting to CEO Lee Domanico, for whom he worked at El Camino Hospital before Mr. Domanico left in 2006. …
The Palm Drive Health Care District recently voted to approve Tom Harlan as Palm Drive Hospital’s new chief executive officer. …
Kaiser Permanente’s Medical Center in Vacaville broke ground last week on a helipad that the hospital said will eventually be the largest to serve Solano County. …
Bill Boerum, currently treasurer of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District and in his sixth year on the board of directors, will be serving another four years because only he and two others filed for the three seats that were up for election this year. …
August 21, 2012
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Health Care District today unanimously voted to approve Tom Harlan as Palm Drive Hospital’s new chief executive officer, it’s 10th in five years.
April 30, 2012
Sutter Lakeside Hospital announced recently it would close two clinics in Lake County. … The Northern California Center for Well Being, which focuses on employee wellness throughout Sonoma County, recently entered into a contract with Fairfield-based Partnership Health Plan. … Dr. Bo Greaves of the Santa Rosa Community Health Centers was presented with the 2012 Family Physician of the Year award by the California Academy of Family Physicians. … The board of directors of TriVascular, Inc. appointed Christopher G. Chavez as chairman, CEO and president. … Palm Drive Hospital is expected to make a final decision within the next month on an electronic medical records system that could bring the 37-bed facility in line with its strategic partners while improving care. … The Petaluma Health Care District will host a community forum on health care reform on Thursday, May 3, from 6–8 p.m. … On Saturday, May 5, West County Health Centers will participate in the Sonoma County Human Race.
April 16, 2012
SEBASTOPOL — Palm Drive Hospital is expected to make a final decision within the next month on an electronic medical records system that could bring the 37-bed facility in line with its strategic partners while improving care.
March 14, 2012
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Healthcare District named current Chief Financial Officer Rick Reid as interim chief executive, replacing Charles Guenther, who himself was serving on a three-month interim basis.
February 20, 2012
SEBASTOPOL — Charles Guenther is acting CEO at Palm Drive Hospital. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the development and management of hospitals, health care systems, health maintenance organizations and related insurance enterprises. He has been a senior executive in large health care organizations, including Sutter Health and Dignity Health (formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West) as well as CEO of a small rural health care system. In addition to serving as a CEO of health care enterprises, he has been a consultant, university professor and a director of many for-profit and not-for-profit corporations.
December 19, 2011
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Healthcare District on Monday night unanimously approved an affiliation agreement with Marin General Hospital, a move that district officials hope will help Palm Drive Hospital achieve long-term financial stability.
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.
November 14, 2011
The Palm Drive Healthcare District’s recent vote to begin exclusive negotiations for affiliating with Marin General Hospital has the potential to help the long-struggling Sebastopol hospital stabilize, while creating an expansive network of alliances between numerous district hospitals across the North Bay that might otherwise struggle for survival.
November 8, 2011
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Healthcare District last night chose to advance affiliation talks with Marin General Hospital over four other proposals, a move that came earlier than expected.
November 3, 2011
SEBASTOPOL — Former small business owner Mark Inman and family physician John Canova , M.D., were appointed to the Palm Drive Health Care District Board of Directors Wednesday night during a special session of the board.
October 10, 2011
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Healthcare District has received proposals from five health care organizations for possible affiliation, as the 37-bed hospital overseen by the district seeks a larger entity to assist in providing long-term financial stability.