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  • Reinventing Sonoma Valley Hospital

    Jul 16th, 2018

    There’s been growing speculation about the special Sonoma Valley Health Care District board meeting scheduled for July 25 which the public is invited to attend, as always. I’d like to clarify what hospital administration is presenting at that meeting and why. Administration is presenting a […]

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  • Reinventing The Community Hospital

    Jun 25th, 2018

    I’m often asked, can small hospitals survive? It’s a good question, and timely. As we noted in our updated strategic plan, the challenge facing small hospitals is to continue providing essential services in this quickly changing healthcare environment while improving operating margins. And the need […]

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  • SVH Strategic Plan Available For Community Comment

    Apr 24th, 2018

    Each year we update our rolling three-year rolling strategic plan and this year we are asking for community feedback. The board will hold a special meeting on April 26, at 5:00 pm in the hospital’s basement conference room. We encourage you to review the draft […]

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  • UCSF Affiliation: A New Beginning

    Feb 26th, 2018

    There is great excitement and positivity about our affiliation with UCSF Health. This new relationship will definitely take SVH to the next level and, because of this, we are much more optimistic about our future. Today, most hospitals are part of a collaboration and we are […]

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  • With Gratitude To The Hospital Foundation

    Dec 6th, 2017

    As we approach year-end, I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to those who do so much to support our hospital. I’d like to recognize those I work with daily who demonstrate a deep commitment to our hospital – the board members, leaders, physicians, […]

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  • Recovering From The Fires

    Oct 20th, 2017

    As the Hospital, along with the rest of Sonoma Valley, steps back from the state of emergency, we have been assessing our response. We realize that the Hospital plays a critical role in the community’s ability to respond to a disaster and we take this […]

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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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