May 5, 2014
SONOMA – Sonoma Valley Hospital is expanding its Skilled Home Health Care service into Marin and Napa counties, rebranding it as Healing at Home as part of an effort to keep hospital readmissions at a minimum while delving further into offerings outside of the hospital setting.
April 27, 2014
With the closure of long-struggling Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol all but assured, hospital executives and health care experts are pointing to the failed facility as perhaps the most vivid example of the myriad challenges facing the hospital industry as a whole.
Although the issues leading to Palm Drive’s closure were multifaceted, in some cases specific to geographical challenges, the small but beloved hospital is far from alone in the ongoing evolution of the Affordable Care Act world of health care reform, experts said.
February 17, 2014
Simione Healthcare Consultants acquired Boyd & Nicholas, a health care consulting firm based in Rohnert Park. …
Santa Rosa-based Oakmont Senior Living is highlighting the recent opening of The Terraces. …
Sonoma Valley Health Care District said it has completed refinancing of the 2009 general obligation bonds. …
Joanne LaMonica, MD, a urologist, has joined Adventist Health-owned Ukiah Valley Medical Center. …
St. Joseph Health-operated Queen of the Valley’s CARE Network in Napa was honored by Premier. …
Kaiser Permanente said it has distributed grants totaling $49,000 to establish community partnerships with 12 elementary schools within the Santa Rosa City Schools District and two elementary schools — Laurel Dell and Short Elementary — in San Rafael.
Hospice by the Bay on March 19 will hold a free seminar, “The Life of Your Estate After Death: Probate and Trust Administration.”
February 6, 2014
SONOMA — The Sonoma Valley Health Care District announced it has completed refinancing of the 2009 General Obligation bonds, resulting in a $2.36 million reduction in interest paid on the bonds.
October 10, 2013
SONOMA — Sonoma Valley Hospital received a $1 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, nearly completing a fundraising effort by the hospital to support its new $46 million emergency wing.
September 23, 2013
Sonoma Valley Hospital said it will open its new $46 million wing and newly built emergency and surgery departments on Nov. 16, capping five years of construction and fundraising that brings the hospital in line with state seismic standards. …
Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol recently obtained a 3D digital mammography, making it only the second hospital in Sonoma County to offer the new system that it says offers greater patient experience. …
REACH Air Medial Services in Santa Rosa has a new Eurocopter EC135 helicopter, part of an ongoing program to modernize its fleet of emergency air helicopters, the company said. …
Sapheon Inc., which left Santa Rosa about a year ago for North Carolina, announced recently that it raised $19.8 million in Series B funding from both current and new investors. …
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center announced the appointment of Rebecca Taylor-Ford to the position of accreditation, regulation and licensing risk director. …
May 28, 2013
SONOMA — Sonoma Valley Hospital has notified 1,350 patients that their information was inadvertently posted on its website, hospital officials confirmed.
September 3, 2012
The Marin-Sonoma IPA announced its name is now Meritage Medical Network, citing a need to identify itself beyond specific geographic areas as it charts future growth while signaling a first step to becoming an accountable care organization, or ACO. …
Mark Zielazinski has joined Marin General Hospital as chief information and technology integration officer and will again be reporting to CEO Lee Domanico, for whom he worked at El Camino Hospital before Mr. Domanico left in 2006. …
The Palm Drive Health Care District recently voted to approve Tom Harlan as Palm Drive Hospital’s new chief executive officer. …
Kaiser Permanente’s Medical Center in Vacaville broke ground last week on a helipad that the hospital said will eventually be the largest to serve Solano County. …
Bill Boerum, currently treasurer of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District and in his sixth year on the board of directors, will be serving another four years because only he and two others filed for the three seats that were up for election this year. …
July 20, 2012
SONOMA — The entire 12-member board of the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation abruptly resigned earlier this week, the result of an apparent dispute between hospital management and the foundation over how to best attract fundraisers for the hospital
May 10, 2012
SONOMA — Staffing company founder Gary Nelson and his wife, Marcia, are making a $3 million gift toward an extensive upgrade of Sonoma Valley Hospital, including a new emergency department and other improvements, it was announced today.
May 7, 2012
SONOMA — Sonoma Valley Hospital will break ground this week on a $39 million upgrade that will bring the hospital in line with state-mandated seismic standards while significantly improving the 83-bed facility’s emergency department along with other improvements, officials said
March 7, 2012
SONOMA — Voters in Sonoma Valley on Tuesday easily passed a measure that extends for five years a $195 parcel tax that generates $2.8 million annually for the area’s public hospital.
February 20, 2012
SONOMA — Sonoma Valley Hospital is seeking a five-year extension of a parcel tax that provides more than $2 million in annual revenue for the district hospital, which officials say is vital to maintaining core and emergency services in eastern Sonoma County
December 19, 2011
BloodSource, a Sacramento area-based blood supplier of hospitals in Central and Northern California, has leased nearly 7,200 square feet at 3505 Industrial Drive in Santa Rosa, which will be the company’s permanent location for Sonoma County. … OffSiteCare, a telemedicine company founded by Sebastopol physician Dr. James Gude, has opened a central hub in San Francisco, where it it intends to provide nighttime hospitalist and specialist consultations for seven Northern California Hospitals, including several in the North Bay, the company said. … Daymon Doss, the current executive director of the Northern California Health Care Authority and former Petaluma Healthcare District CEO, has taken a three-month consulting job as interim executive director of the Mt. Diablo Health Care District in eastern Contra Costa County. … Marin Commuinty Clinics was awarded $460,000 by the Marin County Board of Supervisors to help adults suffering from the onset of serious psychiatric illness, along with other mental health services. … Napa County has selected San Diego-based McAlister Institute to operate a short-term residential and detox center on the campus of Napa State Hospital.
September 26, 2011
The Northern California Center for Well Being last week held its annual benefit, Celebration of Dreams, where Sonoma County health care professionals and officials were honored for their efforts in health and wellness.
August 1, 2011
SONOMA — The Sonoma Valley Healthcare District has settled on a $38.1 million plan for refurbishing the 83-bed hospital to make it seismically safe before the state-mandated deadline of March 2013.
May 16, 2011
GREENBRAE AND SONOMA – Marin General Hospital and Sonoma Valley Hospital have finalized a management services and affiliation agreement, a move both administrations say will help reduce costs while keeping two independent health care districts viable in a land of corporate giants.
April 11, 2011
NORTH BAY — A leading Marin County doctors’ association is heading an effort to create a potentially powerful network of hundreds of North Bay physicians that, if successful, would significantly alter the region’s health care landscape.
February 11, 2011
NORTH BAY — Daymon Doss, chief executive officer of the Petaluma Health Care District, has been appointed as executive director of the Northern California Health Care Authority.
December 9, 2010
SONOMA — The Sonoma Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors voted to join the Prima Medical Foundation, a nonprofit that provides management services to physicians. The foundation was formed earlier this year by Marin General Hospital, Marin IPA and Prima Medical Group to help attract physicians and maintain hospital competitiveness.
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