June 24, 2014
NORTH BAY — Redwood Community Health Coalition had the second-highest level of enrollment in the state for Medi-Cal coverage and health plans offered through Covered California, the state’s online health exchange established under the Affordable Care Act.
May 28, 2014
PETALUMA — Naomi Fuchs, CEO of Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, on Tuesday took over as interim CEO of Redwood Community Health Coalition, a consortium of nonprofit health centers across the North Bay that was formerly headed by Steve Ramsland.
Mr. Ramsland recently resigned from the post he took over about a year ago.
April 7, 2014
John Farrow of Farrow Commercial Construction received the Registered Resort Professional designation. …
Christopher Hart of Santa Rosa-based Summit Technology Group earned the California general electrician journeyman certification. …
Greg Wessel and Scott Baldwin, journeyman electricians at Summit Electric, are now Homeworks QS-qulaified by Lutron Electronics. …
Pedro Toledo is now chief administrative officer of Petaluma Health Center. …
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation added orthopedic surgeon Briant Smith, MD, in Santa Rosa. …
Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau hired Myrna Lozada as California Welcome Center manager. …
Emily Schaffer affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in its Mill Valley-Southern Marin office. …
Petaluma-based Cyan appointed Jeff Ross chief financial officer. …
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.
December 16, 2013
Partnership Healthplan of California will begin administering Medi-Cal benefits to former County Medical Services Programs recipients beginning in January 2014 in 14 counties, the Fairfield-based managed Medi-Cal plan announced recently.
November 27, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Medtronic in Santa Rosa recently selected the Redwood Community Health Coalition, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, the Jewish Community Free Clinic and Operation Access to receive a total of $450,000 in Health Access Grants from Medtronic Philanthropy over the next two years.
November 13, 2013
CLOVERDALE — Alexander Valley Health Care received federally qualified health center designation from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which will result in more than $730,000 in annual operating revenue for the rural health clinic.
September 23, 2013
NORTH BAY — A pilot program by Partnership Health Plan of California has yielded early positive results in reducing costs while improving care for some of the region’s most chronically ill, and thus most expensive, patients, according to health officials.
August 19, 2013
There is much debate and confusion about how health care is changing under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, commonly called ObamaCare. But this fact is essential: more people all across the country will have more options for affordable primary health care.
July 29, 2013
PETALUMA — Redwood Community Health Coalition recently brought on Steve Ramsland, former chief executive officer of nonprofit Buckelew Programs, as its new chief executive officer as the network of community health centers embarks on key initiatives adapting to health care reform.
May 14, 2013
A Sonoma County-based nonprofit and several others with ties in the North Bay are among 48 organizations across the state to share in $37 million in outreach and education grants from Covered California, the state’s online health exchange developed under health care reform.
Petaluma-based Redwood Community Health Coalition received $830,000. Catholic Charities of California, which has a presence in Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties, received $859,000. California Rural Indian Health Board, which has a presence in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, was given $300,000. The California NAACP, which has locations in Sonoma and Solono counties, received $600,000 and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Solano County received $100,00.
January 14, 2013
The California Health Benefits Exchange, now known as Covered California, selected Pedro Toledo to serve on its marketing, outreach and enrollment assistance advisory groups. …
Aaron Poole has accepted the position of Mendocino regional controller for Howard Memorial Hospital and Ukiah Valley Medical Center. …
The Petaluma Health Center added four new members to its board of directors: Pedro Toledo, Gloria Robinson, Joe Tambe and Georgina Warmoth. …
Stephanie Cunningham joined Sonoma-based Bolt Staffing, where she will take over responsibility for sourcing and placing candidates for clients looking to bring experienced new people into their organizations. …
Schweiger Vineyards in St. Helena announced the promotion of James Eyer to general manager. …
David Sandri has joined Compliance Connection in Santa Rosa as a compliance specialist. …
The McWilliams family, owners of Arista Winery in Healdsburg, appointed Matt Courtney as winemaker. …
December 20, 2012
PETALUMA — Redwood Community Health Coalition was awarded $1.2 million in federal funds to help expand use of health information technology.
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.
May 1, 2012
A handful of health centers in and near the North Bay received grants totaling $11.8 million as part of a national program under the health care reform law, it was announced today.
November 28, 2011
As part of an investment of more than $5.1 million by Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Community Benefit, four local organizations received funding to increase access to chronic disease management, enhance health screenings, and improve prevention of heart disease and stroke.
September 5, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Community Health Centers received a federal grant of $850,000 that will enable it to establish a residency program for nurse practitioners, which could help the federally qualified health center address an anticipated shortage of primary care providers.
August 22, 2011
SONOMA COUNTY — Two of Sonoma County’s federally qualified health centers celebrated grand openings this month. Another announced the award of federal funds to expand services, while a broader coalition of such centers held a conference highlighting the services they provide, even amid the threat of diminishing public funds.
July 25, 2011
PETALUMA — Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, a 22-year veteran of Sonoma County public health, has joined the Redwood Community Health Coalition as the nonprofit’s new medical director.
February 21, 2011
PETALUMA – Redwood Community Health Network, a subsidiary of Redwood Community Health Coalition, has hired Lori Sklar as its new chief executive officer.