December 5, 2013
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center said it will delay the opening of its $122 million Herman Family Pavilion addition that was poised to open this month, in response to a self-reported compliance issue with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as well as its looming implementation of electronic medical records.
December 2, 2013
NAPA and SANTA ROSA — Upgrade and expansion projects were initiated at two local St. Joseph Health System hospitals in 2013.
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 4, 2013
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center Medical Center will likely open its newly constructed, 72,000-square-foot Herman Family Pavilion to patients in December, according to St. Joseph Health, which owns the 191-bed hospital.
October 31, 2013
ST. HELENA — Napa Valley Vintners on Thursday said it is distributing to local charities the first $3 million in proceeds from $16.9 million raised during the 33rd annual Auction Napa Valley event in late May.
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. …
June 17, 2013
Hospitals across five North Bay counties generate at least $4.9 billion in annual spending and support more than 35,400 jobs, according to a report by the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California.
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.
May 6, 2013
From Marin to Mendocino, current hospital projects represent at least $550 million worth of combined construction spending.
And it’s a number that will double if and when one of the largest projects — the $500 million rebuild of Marin General Hospital — gets off the ground.
May 1, 2013
NAPA — Sixty-four percent of registered nurses at Queen of the Valley Medical Center who voted on Tuesday whether to affiliate with the California Nurses Association, an affiliate of National Nurses United, chose to do so.
February 18, 2013
Value-Based Purchasing is a Medicare program started in January that seeks to hold hospitals accountable for the care they provide.
Last year, Medicare rolled out penalties for hospitals that have too many returning patients within a month.
This chart shows the effect of the two programs combined.
February 18, 2013
The Petaluma Health Center recently received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for being a “Patient Centered Health Home” for the care provided to patients in Sonoma and Marin counties. …
Santa Rosa Community Health Centers was awarded The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval” for accreditation. …
Petaluma-based WellFX announced that United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley, a federally qualified community health center serving a patient population of 50,000, will launch the startup’s online social platform for its patients and employees. …
Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation was awarded a $500,000 give from The V Foundation for Cancer Research to support the Napa hospital’s clinical laboratory and pathology services in the forthcoming Herman Family Pavilion, a 72,000 square-foot facility currently under construction. …
Fairfield-based NorthBay Healthcare is seeking designation as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics for its NorthBay Medical Center, considered a best practice that will enhance the nonprofit health system’s trauma services. …
A date has been set for a do-over in labor elections between the National Union of Healthcare Workers and Service Employees International Union–United Healthcare Workers West at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California, including more than 4,700 workers in the North Bay. …
December 31, 2012
In the next 12 to 18 months, the North Bay will see significant hospital and health care construction, with at least half a dozen major projects entering key phases or reaching completion.
October 24, 2012
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation today announced it received an $11 million gift from the Herman family, the largest gift in the hospital’s history.
With the most recent gift, the foundation has raised $21.8 million of the $30 million capital campaign goal.
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.
September 14, 2012
Western Health Advantage formally announced its plan to expand into the North Bay, adding Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties to its roster with hopes of offering a commercial health plan for employers and individuals by Jan. 1.
The Sacramento-based HMO in June only listed Sonoma and Marin counties for expansion, but it later included Napa County.
June 27, 2012
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation today said it is starting a $30 million fundraising campaign to support the completion of the hospital’s Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Pavilion under construction, the development of the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center and the growth of the foundation’s endowment.
June 18, 2012
In an effort to gauge how the region’s major employers are dealing with continued economic uncertainty, the North Bay Business Journal reached out to major companies with a series of employment-related questions, in addition to identifying the top human resources professional at each organization.
The results, from tech to health care, to hospitality to manufacturing, show that many of the major players are faring better, some even thriving, but challenges nonetheless remain.
May 14, 2012
St. Joseph Health System, which owns and operates Santa Rosa Memorial, Queen of the Valley and Petaluma Valley hospitals in the North Bay, is officially dropping “system” from its formal name, which is now just St. Joseph Health.
April 25, 2012
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center said today it is eliminating 55 jobs, the result of the hospital needing to fill an $8.3 million budget deficit created in large part by the economic downturn, decreased reimbursements for patient care services, fluctuating patient volumes, and increases in charity care and bad debt. The reductions will save the hospital approximately $3.2 million, according to the 191-bed hospital.
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