June 23, 2014
Andrea Learned is vice president of development for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation
June 12, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital said data on about 33,000 patients were stolen during an early June burglary at one of the Redwood Regional Medical Group offices St. Joseph Health recently acquired.
June 9, 2014
Profiles of 26 human resources executives at top placement agencies or the North Bay’s largest employers.
May 27, 2014
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center on Tuesday said it would cut about 111 positions while closing four outpatient units, in response to “the rapid and historic transformation impacting hospitals across the country.”
In addition, the St. Joseph Health–owned hospital said hours would be reduced for five positions, and five units of the facility will be outsourced.
May 20, 2014
NORTH BAY — The Business Journal today announced the selection of its 2014 Women in Business honorees from a diverse group of industries and organizations including agriculture, wine, professional services, technology, specialty foods, restaurants, small business, health care and fitness and nonprofits.
The keynote speaker at the June 25 awards gala will be Hollie Delaney, director of human resources for Zappos.com, a company widely known for its high levels of customer service and extraordinary corporate culture. The company’s journey from San Francisco online shoe and apparel startup to its sale in 2009 to Amazon for $1.2 billion is captured in the best-selling book by its founder and CEO Tony Hsieh, “Delivering Happiness, a Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose.”
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.
April 1, 2014
UPDATED 4:58 P.M. SANTA ROSA — After more than two years of negotiations with a number of suitors, Santa Rosa-based Redwood Regional Medical Group, one of the most established and largest physician-owned groups in the North Bay, agreed to merge a majority of its operations into St. Joseph Health’s Annadel Medical Group, bringing together two of Sonoma County’s most prominent health care providers.
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 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 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
SANTA ROSA — St. Joseph Health on Monday said it named Richard Carvolth, MD, as its chief medical officer for Sonoma County operations, which include two hospitals and a number of clinics and other care facilities.
Dr. Carvolth was named to the post earlier this month, replacing John Morrison, MD, who had filled the role for the past year after Gary Greensweig, DO, left to join Dignity Health.
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 16, 2013
Partnership Healthplan of California will begin administering Medi-Cal benefits to former County Medical Services Programs recipients beginning in January 2014 in 14 counties, the Fairfield-based managed Medi-Cal plan announced recently.
December 5, 2013
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center said it will delay the opening of its $122 million Herman Family Pavilion addition that was poised to open this month, in response to a self-reported compliance issue with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as well as its looming implementation of electronic medical records.
November 25, 2013
Winning companies, listed in alphabetical order: Agilent Technologies, Burr Pilger Mayer, Codding Investments, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, Exchange Bank, Ghilotti Bros., JDSU, Kaiser Permanente, LEMO USA, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, Pacific Union College, Petaluma Health Center, Raydiance, Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group, Redwood Regional Medical Group, Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery, St. Joseph Health, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, Trinchero Family Estates & Sutter Home Winery, W. Bradley Electric and Wells Fargo Insurance Services.
November 18, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Health care providers across the North Bay continue to adapt to the rapidly evolving business landscape, expanding outpatient services, building new facilities and seeking more coordinated care, while the region’s small-market employers with 50 or fewer workers will likely face further challenges on employee benefits, experts said at the Business Journal’s Health Care Conference on Nov. 13.
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.
November 4, 2013
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center Medical Center will likely open its newly constructed, 72,000-square-foot Herman Family Pavilion to patients in December, according to St. Joseph Health, which owns the 191-bed hospital.