December 15, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Five speakers from the largest providers in the North Bay shared health care alternatives being pursued in the changing landscape.
These speakers the Health Care Conference in mid-November included Toni Bayer, M.D., CEO of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation; Monica Majors, vice president, Sutter Health Plus; Kirk Pappas, M.D., physician in chief, Santa Rosa Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; Todd Salnas, president of St. Joseph Health Sonoma County; and Jim Neel, M.D., medical director responsible for integrated delivery systems at St. Joseph Health.
October 7, 2014
SANTA ROSA — The residency program operated by Sutter Health in Sonoma County has been ranked as one of the top 10 family practice programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with Doximity, an online social networking service for doctors,
September 24, 2014
Sutter Health on Wednesday announced that it had completed the donation of the former Warrack Hospital to Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), which provides education and housing for at-risk youth in Sonoma County.
September 22, 2014
NOVATO — Employees at Sutter Health’s Novato Community Hospital are exceptionally engaged with their work because “most of them live in this community,” said Brian Alexander, chief administrative officer.
August 18, 2014
Sutter’s regional hospital, slated to open in October, has installed a secretive bank of fuel cells that will generate nearly 70 percent of the facility’s electricity in a clean, electrochemical process without burning.
August 18, 2014
SANTA ROSA – Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa has welcomed 12 new residents to the residency program. The class of 2016 is comprised of top medical school graduates and were selected from a group of 713 applicants. The three-year program in collaboration with UCSF and one of 450 family medicine training programs in the United States, has trained hundreds of family physicians since its inception in 1938.
June 9, 2014
Profiles of 26 human resources executives at top placement agencies or the North Bay’s largest employers.
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.
March 10, 2014
Bill Vyenielo was hired as business consulting senior manager with Moss Adams. …
Dmitri Alexeev was named tax senior manager with Moss Adams. …
Joe Hester joined as tax manager with Moss Adams. …
Bank of Marin honored Leah Bryan from Petaluma and Tara Johnson from Sonoma as the most recent graduates its retail officer training program. …
Dana Marty joined JDH Wealth in Santa Rosa as the administrative assistant. …
Marc McDonald was named real estate manager for the General Services Department in Sonoma County. …
Kristin Berger recently joined the Climate Protection Campaign as the director of development and communications. …
Dr. Frederick L. Johnson was named as a new board member for Sutter West Bay Hospitals and Sutter West Bay Medical Foundation. …
The Santa Rosa office of George Petersen Insurance Agency hired Daniel S. Garcia Jr. as a commercial lines agent. …
Jaime Pera has been named associate partner and selected to lead the expansion of Terra Firma Global Partners in Marin County. …
Calix appointed William Atkins as executive vice president and chief financial officer. …
Joseph Phelps Vineyards promoted Justin Ennis to winemaker at the company’s Freestone estate. …
March 3, 2014
Gabriela Fonzeca, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the tax department of Dal Poggetto & Company. …
Frederick Dopfel has joined Marin County wealth management firm Private Ocean as an owner. …
Janver Holly, owner of Holly and Associates General Contractors has been awarded the 2013-2014 Big50 Award by Remodeling magazine. …
Grant Davies, CEO of Sutter North Bay Hospitals, has been appointed to the board of commissioners for The Joint Commission. …
Friedemann Goldberg named Stephanie Barber Hess as a partner with the firm. …
Carin Jacobs of Sonoma State University joined the board of directors for California Wine Museum. …
Kathy Jensen affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in Petaluma…
Pacific Union Marin County sales associate Shana Rohde-Lynch was named Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist for 2014. …
Truchard Vineyards appointed Anthony Truchard II general manager. …
Schlatter Family Wines in St. Helena appointed Liz Lease vice president of direct-to-consumer sales. …
January 21, 2014
SANTA ROSA — As part of Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa’s planned move later this year into a new $284 million hospital that will replace the aging Chanate facility, the local name is set to change, too.
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.
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
Lisa Amador is Sutter Health’s strategy and business development executive for Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation.
November 4, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Sutter Health, which operates a number of North Bay hospitals and facilities, has agreed to pay $46 million to state Department of Insurance to settle charges of “false and misleading” anesthesia billing practices, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said today.
October 28, 2013
Nearly a year after becoming the North Bay’s first accountable care organization under the federal health care overhaul, Meritage Medical Network is reporting positive, albeit preliminary, results on readmission rates and improved outcomes. …
Meritage Medical Network was also recently named as a top performer by the Integrated Healthcare Associations, one of 45 physician organizations to earn the distinction and one of three in the North Bay. …
Napa Medical Center, a 66,000-square-foot medical office building adjacent to Queen of the Valley, has undergone significant renovation in the last two years, with New York-based Seavest Healthcare Properties pumping more than $3 million into the property it purchased in 2011. …
Terry Newmyer last week resigned as CEO of Adventist Health’s St. Helena Hospital Region and Northern California Network, which includes hospitals in Vallejo, St. Helena, Clearlake and Mendocino County. …
Satellite Healthcare, a not-for-profit provider of kidney dialysis services and sponsor for kidney research, recently opened a Rohnert Park location at 6265 Commerce Blvd. …
October 21, 2013
Adventist Health is pursuing a full-scale HMO license after initially seeking a partial license, determining it could better serve a portion of its rural patient base by offering a Medicare Advantage plan.
October 18, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Sutter Health and Hammes Company broke ground Friday on a three-story, 80,000-square-foot medical office building adjacent to the forthcoming $284 million new Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa.
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