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.
November 12, 2012
The political and legal challenges to federal health reform may finally be settled with the reelection of President Obama and the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act, but, even with that seeming sense of finality, a host of challenges lay ahead for all levels of the industry.
November 12, 2012
Todd Salnas was appointed president of St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County in July 2012, overseeing operations for Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley hospitals, as well as a variety of non-acute care services throughout the county. Mr. Salnas, 39, joined St. Joseph Health in 2009 and previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Sonoma County.
November 5, 2012
Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions when selecting physicians or hospitals, recognized Healdsburg District Hospital and Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa in its American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation. …
Sonoma County residents and others who use local hospitals honored Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital as a 2012-2013 Consumer Choice Award winner for the Santa Rosa-area market, according to results of consumer surveys announced by National Research Corporation in the journal Modern Healthcare. …
Nearly 60 employees of the General Dynamics development and production center in Healdsburg were recognized for their excellence and leadership in technology-related fields as part of the 17th annual Women of Color in Technology awards program. …
October 2, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Nearly 660 staff nurses at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital went on strike Tuesday morning at Sonoma County’s biggest hospital as the St. Joseph Health-owned facility and the union representing the nurses, Staff Nurses’ Association, failed to reach agreement on a number of employment-related issues.
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.
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