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.
October 14, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Kaiser Permanente is considering constructing a medical office building on a 10-acre parcel in Southwest Santa Rosa.
October 1, 2013
Sutter Health named Kelvin Lam, MD, MBA, CPE, as chief medical officer for its West Bay Region, which includes North Bay facilities.
August 20, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation today said seven new physicians have joined the radiology department of its brand-new Advanced Imaging Center and Breast Center and Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa.
July 2, 2013
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, a multispecialty group of 260 physicians across San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Del Norte counties, appointed Toni Brayer, MD, chief executive officer.
June 26, 2013
VALLEJO –The National Labor Relations Board has set a trial date of September 9th for a dispute between Sutter Solano Medical Center and the California Nurses Association, which stems from the union’s claim that the hospital retaliated against registered nurses for participating in a walkout.
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 13, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Ware Malcomb, an international architectural firm, was selected to design Sutter Health’s forthcoming 80,00-square-foot medical office building next to the $284 million hospital currently being construction in northern Santa Rosa.
May 27, 2013
Sutter Health West Bay Region leadership appointed Brian Alexander as its new chief administrative officer.
David Gullion, an oncologist at Marin Specialty Care/Marin Cancer Institute, was recently honored by San Rafael-based nonprofit Zero Breast Cancer for his efforts in treating women with breast cancer and leadership in integrative oncology care. …
Tangram Insurance Services, a managing general agency based in Petaluma, promoted Rekha Skantharaja president of the company. …
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. appointed Stan Loar chairman of the board as Doug Morton transitions from chairman to executive director. Charlie Rosson will continue as CEO. …
Novato- and Sonoma-based SolarCraft named Chet Stromberg director of sales and marketing. …
May 8, 2013
NOVATO — The Marin Community Foundation today said it will distribute to local health clinics $2 million in new grants from the Sutter Health Access to Care Fund.
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.
April 15, 2013
NOVATO — Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract settlement with Novato Community Hospital, a Sutter Health affiliate, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today.
March 25, 2013
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) of Petaluma said its microinverters are available in Switzerland, the seventh European country for sales and installations. …
The Sutter Health network of doctors, hospitals and other health care service providers announced its financial performance for 2012. …
Adventist Health, which has a number of North Bay locations, will transition responsibility for its revenue-management services to Cerner Corp. …
Smart Meetings magazine, a Sausalito-based resource for meeting professionals, received five nominations for the 2013 Maggie Awards. …
Systema Software, a Larkspur-based provider of claims administration software and services to the insurance industry, and Instec, a provider of policy administration services and technology to the commercial property and casualty insurance industry, formed a strategic alliance to offer an integrated insurance platform. …
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards of Windsor has been named the top wine in two categories of the 24th annual restaurant poll in the April issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine. …
February 4, 2013
NOVATO — Novato Community Hospital today announced it is one of seven California providers to partner with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on bundled payments, an initiative under the Affordable Care Act that seeks to lower health care costs while improving quality.
January 16, 2013
[Updated Wednesday, Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m.] GREENBRAE — Roughly a year after being dismissed from the long-running legal dispute between Marin General Hospital and Sutter Health, former hospital board chair Robert Heller was awarded $848,202 in legal fees and costs from the suit brought forth by the Marin Healthcare District, his attorneys said Tuesday.
Marin General, meanwhile, revealed Wednesday that it was awarded roughly $11 million in legal fees and costs as a result of being declared the prevailing party over Sutter Health.
January 7, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation today announced the formal opening of its North Bay Health Plaza in northwest Santa Rosa, where the physician foundation affiliated with Sutter Health will operate the Advanced Imaging Center along with a host of new services and physicians.
The planned opening is set for Jan. 22.
December 31, 2012
In the next 12 to 18 months, the North Bay will see significant hospital and health care construction, with at least half a dozen major projects entering key phases or reaching completion.
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. …
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