July 21, 2014
Santa Rosa Junior College’s (SRJC) Millers Blend olive oil secured a gold medal from Sonoma County Harvest Fair. …
The Olive Press won a Top Ten listing at Terra Olivo, Israel’s international olive oil competition. …
The city of Novato was recognized as a Green Power Community by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. …
Sonoma Valley Hospital’s skilled nursing facility was one of only 77 nationally to receive a 2014 Silver Commitment to Quality Award. …
Solage Calistoga was voted among the world’s best resorts by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine for the sixth consecutive year. …
LifeGear Design moved to Mare Island in Vallejo from Benicia. …
The Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Sonoma County received the proceeds from a charity wine dinner at sea. …
Sonoma County received a $471,000 grant for a southwest Santa Rosa park in honor of Andy Lopez. …
BioMarin Pharmaceutical said Health Canada approved its drug Vimizim for Morquio A syndrome. …
Grgich Hills Estate received its second consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. …
July 17, 2014
SEBASTOPOL — Sonoma Valley Hospital on Thursday said Palm Drive Healthcare District, which owns the recently shuttered Palm Drive Hospital, accepted its proposal to reopen West County Hand and Physical Therapy Center.
May 19, 2014
Steven Leonard became a director of a Millbrae-based bank. …
Redwood Credit Union names Suzanne Knowlton as marketing manager. …
Mechanics Bank names Larry Fountain director of commercial banking. …
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation adds new board members. …
Peacock Gap Golf Club appointed Pat Sorber general manager. …
Jay Alexander was named chief technology officer for Agilent spinoff Keysight Technologies. …
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 28, 2014
Kitty Whitaker was appointed Hospice by the Bay’s new CEO by the nonprofit’s board of directors earlier this month, succeeding former CEO Sandra Lew…
Sonoma County was awarded a $3 million grant to expand services offered through its Crisis Assessment, Prevention and Education team and the Mobile Support Team….
Sonoma Valley Hospital was recognized as the 15th safest hospitals by Consumer Reports, which rated more than 2,500 hospitals across the country…..
Healdsburg District Hospital has earned national accreditation as a primary stroke center, after undergoing rigorous on-site review by surveyors from the Joint Commission…
Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region, which includes Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo, was recognized as one of the nations’ top 15 health systems by Truven Health Analytics…
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.
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.
February 17, 2014
SEBASTOPOL and SACRAMENTO — Palm Drive Hospital is seeking special legislation that would allow it to refinance bond debts, which in turn would help the financially struggling hospital remain afloat.
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) is currently crafting legislation “that would improve Palm Drive Hospital’s ability to pay for patient care as opposed to paying interest,” according to Mr. Levine’s office.
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 17, 2014
SONOMA — Sonoma Valley Hospital is considering cutting obstetrics services at the 83-bed facility, the result of lessening volumes in that department, hospital CEO Kelly Mather said in a report to the heath care district board in mid-January.
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. …
August 12, 2013
Richard Reid is Marin General Hospital’s affiliate chief financial officer for Sonoma Valley Hospital and Palm Drive Hospital.
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.
June 4, 2013
SEBASTOPOL — Palm Drive Hospital recently laid out is 2014 operating budget, revealing improved financials at the 37-bed hospital while identifying specific goals to improve revenues as the facility continues to chart its way back from fiscal duress.
May 28, 2013
SONOMA — Sonoma Valley Hospital has notified 1,350 patients that their information was inadvertently posted on its website, hospital officials confirmed.
May 6, 2013
From Marin to Mendocino, current hospital projects represent at least $550 million worth of combined construction spending.
And it’s a number that will double if and when one of the largest projects — the $500 million rebuild of Marin General Hospital — gets off the ground.
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 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.
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