June 9, 2014
Profiles of 26 human resources executives at top placement agencies or the North Bay’s largest employers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
June 17, 2013
HR professionals listed in alphabetical order by their organization’s name, drawn from the top five largest employers in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties, as well as trade organizations and the region’s staffing companies who responded to the Business Journal.
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.
June 3, 2013
SANTA ROSA — The long-awaited arrival of Aurora Behavioral Healthcare’s 95-bed, acute-care psychiatric hospital in western Santa Rosa is drawing ever closer, with the opening pegged for late June, according to its chief executive officer.
Upon opening, Aurora’s facility at Fulton and Guerneville roads will replace inpatient mental health services absent from Sonoma County since 2008, fulfilling a significant void in the region and helping to ease the strain placed on emergency rooms throughout the North Coast, health official said.
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 8, 2013
Carine Arend, CPA, has been promoted to senior manager in the tax department of the Santa Rosa public accounting firm of Dal Poggetto & Company, LLP. … Also in the tax department of the same firm, Ryan Fitzsimons, CPA, has been promoted to manager. …
Reed Upson joined Warren Capital Corp. in Novato as finance and operations analyst. …
Surani Kwan was presented the 2013 Nurse Practitioner of Distinction award by the California Association for Nurse Practitioners. …
Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael appointed to its board of directors Tom Georgens of NetApp. …
Penfolds, managed by Treasury Wine Estates, named Napa-based DLynn Proctor its winemaking ambassador for the Americas. …
February 25, 2013
Kaiser Permanente has earned accreditation for its Santa Rosa Medical Center Family Residency Program, which was developed to attract and retain more physicians to the region in lieu of national shortages.
February 18, 2013
Throughout the debate and the recent implementation of health care reform, health experts and politicians alike have touted the shift away from the fee-for-service model to more coordinated care, leading to better outcomes and lowered spending.
Beginning this year, however, the financial health of hospitals will likely depend on just how well care is coordinated, as a relatively little-known yet critically important piece of the Affordable Care Act is enacted: the “Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program,” overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
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.
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 3, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Sutter Health will expand its Advanced Illness Management initiative into Sonoma County, marking the fist major expansion of the program that focuses heavily on late-stage chronic illness and best treatment options for such conditions.