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  • The Budgeting Process At SVH

    Jul 10th, 2017

    We recently completed the hospital budgeting process for the new fiscal year. Since there have been questions about the budget, I’d like to share some insights into how we arrived at our decisions this year in allocating the budget. The new $63 million budget maintains […]

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  • Guest Blog: Continuing The Conversation

    Jun 15th, 2017

    This is a guest blog by Jane Hirsch, Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board Chair. I know I speak for the board and hospital administration when I say we’re extremely grateful to our community for passing the parcel tax, to the volunteer committee which ran […]

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  • An Engaged Staff Makes The Difference

    Jan 5th, 2017

    One of the most inspiring parts of my day is reading the letters we receive from patients about the excellent care they’ve experienced here. Patients often mention the warm, caring attention and support they received from staff at all levels. There’s no doubt in my […]

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  • Times are Tough, But We Are Charting A Course Through The Changing Landscape

    Oct 28th, 2016

    So many of you are now asking me, how are you managing through the seemingly major changes in health care?  My answer is… pretty well, all things considered!  While health care is expensive, the significant decline in health care reimbursement continues to affect our industry […]

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  • A Healing Hospital

    Jul 22nd, 2016

    For the past 20 years I have been working on a new model for hospitals called the Healing Hospital™ One reason I came to Sonoma was because I saw a community open to healing in all its forms and ready to embrace this exciting model. […]

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  • The New SVH Strategic Plan

    Jun 23rd, 2016

    We just completed the annual update to SVH’s three-year rolling strategic plan. It’s an important document that reinforces our mission and values, and identifies near-term objectives. This plan was developed by a committee of board members, physicians and hospital leaders. It’s proven to be an […]

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  • Celebrating 70 Years of Community Spirit

    Jun 2nd, 2016

    I know I say it often, but it bears repeating that Sonoma Valley Hospital is a community hospital in the truest sense of the term. Community spirit has been part of our DNA for 70 years. It was evident in the creation of the Sonoma […]

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  • Sonoma Valley Hospital Is A Model For Safety and Quality

    May 13th, 2016

    (This is a guest blog by Jane Hirsch, Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board Chair.) Two years ago Consumer Reports named SVH one of the safest hospitals in the country, and over the past several years the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has […]

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  • Today’s Community Hospital Requires Creativity and Nimbleness

    Mar 1st, 2016

    Community hospitals face two seemingly contradictory realities today. The first is to operate with an ever-increasing level of efficiency in response to the financial pressures brought about by health care reform and government mandates to reduce inpatient care. The second is to meet the expectations […]

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  • Survey Shows How Much Our Community Values Its Hospital

    Dec 15th, 2015

    Many believe that how a community hospital is perceived largely depends on the community’s answers to four questions: Is quality of care high? Is the care safely delivered? Is the hospital financially sustainable? Are patients satisfied? In the past five years, we’ve seen quality and […]

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