April 15, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Abdominal-stent maker TriVascular Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRIV), today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6.5 million shares of common stock at $12 per share.
The company’s shares are expected to begin trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market on Wednesday under the ticker symbol “TRIV.”
April 10, 2014
SONOMA — Former top executives of the failed Sonoma Valley Bank and North Bay real estate developer Bijan Madjlessi were arrested Wednesday on multiple federal charges stemming from activities prior to the bank’s collapse, according to the office of Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney in Northern California.
April 3, 2013
PETALUMA — Hydrofarm Inc. agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a $316,000 settlement and to stop selling two unregistered pesticides, the agency announced this morning.
February 19, 2013
Several North Bay restaurants and restaurateurs have been nominated as semifinalists in the James Beard Awards, a prestigious national recognition in the food and beverage industries.
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 14, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Agilent Technoloies Inc. (NYSE: A) reported today that the Santa Rosa-headquartered Electronic Measurement Group (EMG)’s revenues declined 7 percent in the first fiscal quarter of 2013 compared with the prior year.
February 11, 2013
Sonoma-based staffing company Nelson recently opened of a new office in Southern California, the second location to open in that region within the past year. …
The 28 small- and mid-sized business for sale offerings that were sold in Sonoma County last month was a nearly three-fold increase over the same period last year, which saw 10 such transactions, according to BizBen Index. …
Prima Medical Group officially welcomed physicians from Palm Drive Medical Center to its expanding team. …
Santa Rosa-based TriVascular, Inc. recently announced U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval of its Ovation Prime abdominal stent graft system for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. …
February 5, 2013
PETALUMA — Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 was $91.4 million, up 12.5 percent compared to $81.3 million for the third quarter of 2012, and flat compared to $91.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
February 4, 2013
In its first month since getting state approval for expansion last fall, Sacramento-based HMO Western Health Advantage said it has enrolled some 750 persons into new employer health plans across Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties.
January 28, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Direct Flow Medical, Inc. today said it has received approval to use its transcatheter aortic heart valve replacement in Europe.
December 17, 2012
With full implementation of the health care law on everyone’s mind, from providers to insurers to employers, federally qualified health centers have long been viewed as a critical piece of expanding access, many of them anticipating an influx of new patients and thus an increase in services.
But while the Affordable Care Act will add significant funding for the nonprofit health sector, such health centers are rapidly evolving on their own, in part to address changes in health care but also in response to increasing demand, according to North Bay health center executives.
December 17, 2012
Three North Bay hospitals received “A” grades for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, considered the industry standard for hospital surveys. Kaiser Permanente hospitals in San Rafael and Santa Rosa and St. Joseph Health-operated Petaluma Valley Hospital each received the ranking from the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. …
Sound Physicians, a Tacoma-based hospitalist organization, announced an agreement to provide comprehensive hospitalist services at Sonoma Valley Hospital. …
Operation Access, a nonprofit whose mission is to mobilize a network of medical volunteers, hospitals and community health centers to provide access to surgeons for low-income and uninsured people, recently held its celebration of volunteers at Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma. …
Partnership Health Plan of California recently honored the Petaluma Health Center for achieving 100 percent of the nonprofit, managed Medi-Cal health plans’ goals. …
Sutter Health announced the appointment of Stephen Nolte as chief executive officer of Sutter’s recently announced health plan, which is currently in development in Sacramento. …
St. Helena Hospital recently raised $1.5 million at its annual foundation gala held at Silver Oak Cellars in Oakville. …
State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, plans to introduce legislation that would expand the powers of nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other health care workers as a means to address a shortage of primary care physicians, a problem that experts have long warned will be exacerbated by health care reform. …
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.
December 10, 2012
Most of us have already begun making our shopping lists and travel plans for the upcoming holiday season, as we look forward to celebrations with friends and family and to the traditions that bring warmth and meaning to this time of year.
This year, I’d like to encourage you to add another tradition to your family’s list: giving to the holiday food and toy drives Redwood Credit Union has hosted at our branches in the North Bay and San Francisco for over 20 years.
December 10, 2012
Firma Design Group announced Jerry Novak, P.E., has joined its team in Novato. …
Enphase Energy, Inc. hired several new executives: Ciaran Fox, vice president of quality and reliability; Martin Rogers, vice president of customer service and support; and Steve Lapointe; vice president of human resources. Vice President of Engineering Dennis Hollenbeck retired. …
Napa Valley’s Arrow&Branch Estate Vineyard named Pamela Jessup-Carter as director of sales. …
Miljenko “Mike” Grgich was among several California winemakers represented when the Smithsonian National Museum of American History opened its first major exhibition on food history. …
December 3, 2012
Santa Rosa-based Zainer Rinehart Clarke CPAs announced the addition Dale Brown, Bob Holder and Danielle Sandoval, formerly of Brown Holder Alfaro & Co. in St. Helena. …
Tony Bartenetti has been named executive vice president at Sonoma-based Nelson, a move driven by the company’s geographic expansion. …
Mavrik North America of Santa Rosa appointed Kevin Wilkinson to oversee engineering and fabrication operations for its wine making technologies and equipment. …
DH Wine Compliance in Santa Rosa announced the addition of Milli Conover, who will lead the operational reporting department as a reporting specialist, and Alissa De La Riva as a senior compliance specialist. …
November 26, 2012
Narrow networks are coming to the North Bay.
Blue Shield of California will launch its SaveNet HMO in Marin and Sonoma counties in 2013, forming a narrow network around Novato-based Meritage Medical Network and Sonoma County Primary Care.
November 26, 2012
Western Health Advantage formally filed plans with the state to be a part of Covered California, the state’s online health exchange that will go live in 2014 as part of the federal health care reform bill, the Affordable Care Act. …
On the federal level, the Obama Administration last week issued a host of new rules and details on how insurers can structure benefits and premiums beginning in 2014. …
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company announced the appointment of Travis Bethune to the position of vice president, distribution management and services leader. …
November 19, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Roseville-based Adventist Health plans to open new centralized administrative offices in Santa Rosa for North Coast operations by Dec. 3.
November 16, 2012
Unemployment rates for North Bay counties were largely unchanged in October from the month before, but Sonoma County continued to lead all of California in job growth, helping the entire North Bay grow by 2.5 percent from the previous October, according to state figures released this morning.