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.
June 16, 2014
Richard Duffin is director of facilities for Santa Rosa Community Health Centers.
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 21, 2014
NORTH BAY — Two of Sonoma County’s biggest federally qualified health centers are in the process of opening in-house pharmacies at key locations, a move aimed at further integrating primary care services with the hopes of improving outcomes for patients who struggle with prescription medications.
Both Santa Rosa Community Health Centers and Petaluma Health Center are following the lead of another North Bay FQHC, Marin Community Clinics, which opened an on-sight pharmacy about a year ago. Since then, Marin’s safety-net provider has seen a dramatic improvement in reducing repetitive visits from patients, many of whom struggled with medications and ended up either back at clinics or in emergency rooms for treatable conditions, said Linda Tavazsi, CEO of Marin Community Clinics.
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.
January 6, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Community Health Centers will unveil its new Community Dental Center early this year on North Dutton Avenue, where it aims to provide some 20,000 patient visits a year.
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 19, 2013
A group of federally qualified health centers across the North Bay last week received approval to form an accountable care organization under the Affordable Care Act that will seek to better integrate care and curb costly hospital readmission among 7,000 Medicare patients.
November 11, 2013
Naomi Fuchs is CEO of Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, the largest federally qualified health center in the North Bay and the second largest provider of primary care in Sonoma County.
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.
September 2, 2013
Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, Petaluma Health Center, West County Health Centers, Alliance Medical Center, Clinic Ole and Coast Health Alliance each contributed $5,000 for startup costs in forming the Redwood Community Care Organization. Information provided for the story “Health Centers join to seek special Medicare designation” was incorrect [p.1, Aug. 26, 2013].
August 26, 2013
A prominent group of health centers in the North Bay has applied to form what is known under the new federal health law as an “accountable care organization” serving thousands of Medicare patients that, if approved, would be one of the first of its kind in the nation.
August 19, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Community Health Centers is in the midst of significant transition, announcing a new chief medical officer while also looking to fill two newly created positions — in behavioral health and dental services — that will play a key role as the center plots expansion and health care reform.
August 12, 2013
Harold Brockman is chief financial officer of Santa Rosa Community Health Centers
April 29, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Community Health Centers said it will soon close on the building for its forthcoming dental health center, which aims to alleviate one of Sonoma County’s more persistent public health disparities by increasing access.
April 29, 2013
As the Affordable Care Act looms large on the minds of health care providers, lawmakers and providers are increasingly calling for less stringent limitations on non-physicians in order to meet demand spurred by the forthcoming influx of new patients.
February 25, 2013
Kaiser Permanente has earned accreditation for its Santa Rosa Medical Center Family Residency Program, which was developed to attract and retain more physicians to the region in lieu of national shortages.
February 19, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Summit State Bank (NASDAQ: SSBI) said it donated more than $101,000 to 100-plus North Bay nonprofits through its Nonprofit Partner Donation Program, more than double the amount donated in the prior year.
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. …
February 8, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Community Health Centers today said it was awarded The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval” for accreditation, a relatively rare achievement for federally qualified health centers.