March 31, 2014
SANTA ROSA – Annadel Medical Group, part of St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, announced another influx of six physicians, in addition to assuming the practice of recently retired Healdsburg pediatrician Dr. Damian Mardsen.
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.
March 17, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Cardiologists at two St. Joseph Health-affiliated facilities, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and the nearby Advanced Surgery Institute, recently implanted a new miniature cardiac monitoring device used to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart, becoming the Bay Area’s first to offer the minimally invasive alternative to larger implants.
February 10, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Annadel Medical Group announced that five new physicians will join the practice, bringing the total number of physicians in Sonoma County to 66 at the St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare-affiliated group.
December 30, 2013
NORTH BAY — A number of high-profile health care construction projects will reach significant milestones in 2014, chief among them the new $284 million Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa that’s expected to open by the end of the year.
December 2, 2013
NAPA and SANTA ROSA — Upgrade and expansion projects were initiated at two local St. Joseph Health System hospitals in 2013.
November 11, 2013
Katy Hillenmeyer is a spokesperson for St. Joseph Health in Sonoma County, which oversees Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley hospitals, along with numerous health clinics and urgent care centers.
September 26, 2013
SANTA ROSA — St. Joseph Health-owned Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital recently completed the first phase of expanding its emergency department, a $15 million project that will ultimately add 50 percent more capacity at the region’s busiest trauma center.
August 5, 2013
Aleia Coate, formerly Sonoma Bank’s Sebastopol branch manager, is now managing the Santa Rosa main branch. …
Sonoma Bank also recently hired Victoria Johnston to manage its Sebastopol branch. …
Bank of Marin Bancorp hired Tani Girton as chief financial officer. …
Novato’s W. Bradley Electric promoted Todd Garrett to division manager of WBE Audio Visual. …
Michele Kangas, RN, of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. …
Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center, part of Adventist Health, said Cary Wheeler, DO, is now seeing patients. …
Sonoma-based BeautifulPlaces appointed new management at newly acquired McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas based in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: Stephanie Edwards, Jennifer Taylor and Jamaica Hamilton. …
Grace De La Torre, CP, was named California’s Paralegal of the Year. …
Tiffani Montgomery joined California Parenting Institute as marketing, outreach and event director. …
The Council on Aging appointed Ed Wurz donations officer and Kate Titus marketing coordinator. …
Vinpak, a custom wine packaging and staffing service based in Valley Wine Warehouse’s American Canyon facility, hired Lynne Weaver to oversee sales and marketing. …
July 17, 2013
SANTA ROSA — St. Joseph Health is notifying 37 employees in Sonoma County that their positions are being eliminated as part of a broader effort to reduce costs by $15 million over the next year, officials said today.
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.
May 22, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Some 640 union nurses at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital said they would go on strike for a fourth time in less than a year, as the St. Joseph Health-owned hospital and the local union continue tense negotiations over unresolved labor issues.
The Staff Nurses’ Association, an independent union based in Santa Rosa, issued a statement saying the strike, planned for Thursday, May 23 at 5 a.m. and ending May 25 at 5a.m., is in response to “onerous, sub-market proposals” from Memorial. The union has been in negotiations with the 278-bed hospital since last August.
March 11, 2013
Nearly every major health care provider in the region has recently opened a new clinic or outpatient center, and numerous others have said plans are under way for similar expansions, reflecting a concerted effort by providers to move outside of the hospital setting. …
Marin General Hospital recently opened the Baden Diabetes Center, an outpatient program that provides self-management skills, treatment and on-going guidance for patients with diabetes. …
NorthBay Healthcare is in the process of developing a new medical office building in Fairfield adjacent to its administrative center at 4500 Business Center Dr. …
St. Joseph Health recently completed the move if its Memorial Hospice program to 439 College Ave. in Santa Rosa, where it will occupy 12,000 square feet. …
Northern California Center for Well-Being will hold its third annual Workforce Wellness Symposium this month at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. …
February 28, 2013
SANTA ROSA — In its latest effort to expand outpatient services, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital today announced a partnership with eight local cardiologists to open a diagnostic cardiology clinic.
February 19, 2013
SANTA ROSA — After a national search, St. Joseph Health appointed David Ziolkowski as its new chief operating officer in Sonoma County, overseeing Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley hospitals, along with a number of other outpatient and community health services.
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 13, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Advanced Surgery Institute, LLC, entered a joint venture on operations of a central Santa Rosa ambulatory surgery center, where 19 local surgeons from a wide range of medical specialties have performed outpatient procedures since its opening in 2010, it was announced today.
February 8, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Advanced Surgery Institute, LLC, have entered into a joint venture on operations of a central Santa Rosa ambulatory surgery center, giving Memorial further reach beyond hospital walls as health care providers seek to expand outpatient services.
January 14, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital recently unveiled a new $3 million MRI scanning system that the trauma center says will significantly improve patient experience while making the jobs of physicians easier.
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.
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