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  • Skilled Nursing Task Force Approved At August Meeting

    Aug 6th, 2018

    At the monthly meeting last week, the Board approved the formation of a task force that will make a recommendation on the financial viability and future of the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). SVH leadership had proposed closing the SNF as part of a plan […]

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  • Hospital Board Special Meeting Approves Closing OB Service

    Jul 26th, 2018

    Last night the board reviewed the administration’s recommendation to close the Obstetrics service line and heard from a number of community members and physicians asking the board to continue to keep the unit open. The room was full, testifying to the interest in this subject, […]

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  • District Board Approves Initial Investment In New Outpatient Diagnostic Services

    Jul 10th, 2018

    The board was presented with exciting plans for a new Outpatient Diagnostic Services Project and planning efforts to upgrade several other parts of our buildings at last week’s meeting.  I’m happy to report that the board approved the initial investment for all of the projects […]

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  • Hospice By The Bay and SVH Marketing Highlighted At June Meeting

    Jun 13th, 2018

    The board heard a report from SVH partner Hospice By The Bay at the June meeting. CEO Kitty Whitaker, RN, MS, provided an overview of the organization and the special relationship our hospital has with this impressive non-profit organization including jointly maintaining a Hospice Care […]

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  • Growth and Staff Engagement Highlighted At May Meeting

    May 9th, 2018

    At the May board meeting City Manager Kathy Capriola and Police Chief Bret Sackett reviewed the City’s response to the October fire emergency. Their presentation, “October Fires Update & After Action Report,” is available here on the city’s website and I recommend you take a […]

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  • Patient Services Highlighted At April Board Meeting

    Apr 11th, 2018

    Our board chair Joshua Rymer was away last week so I am stepping in to provide the report for the April meeting. We had a full agenda last Thursday, with several presentations I’d like to highlight. Patient Care Services Chief Nursing Officer Mark Kobe, RN MPA, […]

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  • UCSF Affiliation Finalized

    Mar 7th, 2018

    We’re excited to report that the affiliation with UCSF Health has been finalized and is moving ahead. Initially, this will involve working with UCSF to identify a new SVH medical director and forming the Joint Operations Committee which consists of hospital senior management and physician […]

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  • SVH Close To Affiliation With UCSF Health

    Feb 5th, 2018

    SVH has considered affiliating with a larger hospital for some time, but we needed to find the right partner. With the board meeting last Thursday, I am pleased to say this tantalizing possibility came much closer to reality. The board enthusiastically approved an agreement in […]

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  • Outpatient Diagnostic Center Plans Discussed At January Meeting

    Jan 16th, 2018

    I would like to highlight several topics discussed at the January board meeting which have implications for the future of our hospital and its ability to remain competitive in providing high quality services, starting with plans for an Outpatient Diagnostic Center. Outpatient Diagnostic Center The […]

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  • New Board Chair; SVH Receives 4 Stars; Financial Management; Annual Report Available

    Dec 12th, 2017

    At last week’s board meeting, I was honored to be elected unanimously to chair the board. I accepted and received the gavel from Jane Hirsch who has done an excellent job in that role over the past two years. For those in the community who […]

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