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  • Five Years Later, A New SVH

    Feb 6th, 2015

    As 2015 began, we paused to take a look at the past five years. Since coming to this wonderful hospital in 2010, I have been fortunate to see so much great progress. It is a gratifying and amazing experience to describe how our staff, physicians, […]

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  • SVH 2014: A YEAR TO REMEMBER

    Dec 17th, 2014

    I can honestly say that 2014 was the most challenging year in my career. When I did my residency for my MHA in 1991, I remember being told that the “good old days” when insurance payments covered the cost for most patients using the hospital […]

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  • A Pivotal Year For SVH

    Sep 29th, 2014

    Looking back at the past fiscal year, it’s clear that we turned the corner on the transformation of Sonoma Valley Hospital. We can point to progress in almost every area where we needed to see improvement and met goals that were set when I arrived […]

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  • Charting A Stable And Sustainable Future

    Jul 9th, 2014

    We recently updated the Hospital’s strategic plan, which has proven to be a valuable tool for helping the board and administration set goals and measure our progress in realizing them. While the Hospital’s emphasis has remained constant in recent years – focusing on facility improvement, […]

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  • The Impact of Health Care Reform

    Apr 10th, 2014

    The need to reinvent our Hospital has been apparent since I arrived here in 2010. It is in part a response to Health Care Reform and the many changes underway in the health care industry, and also because the Hospital required revitalization to better serve […]

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  • What It Will Take To Save Obstetrics

    Jan 24th, 2014

    Update: Sonoma Valley Hospital announces it will continue its Obstetrics service. More information is available here. As you may know from the recent coverage in our local newspapers, SVH Administration recommended to the Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board at its January 2014 meeting that […]

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  • Re-Introducing Sonoma Valley Hospital

    Dec 3rd, 2013

    On November 16th we had the celebration of the year in Sonoma Valley. (My opinion, of course!) With over 1,000 attendees, we celebrated the opening of our new wing and upgraded facilities. I have been overwhelmed with gratitude because YOU made it possible. In 2008, you […]

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  • Join Us in November as We Celebrate Our New ER and Surgery Center

    Sep 19th, 2013

    I hope you will put a big red circle around November 16th on your calendar, because that’s when we will throw open the front doors to our new Emergency Department and Surgery Center. We’re planning quite a celebration for the community – from an open house […]

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  • Healing and Health Improvement Is Here

    Jan 25th, 2013

    January 25, 2013  I am so excited about 2013. As you may or may not know, my passion is health improvement and wellness. Since 1996 when I first became a hospital administrator, I’ve been experimenting with how hospitals can be “Centers for Health” in the […]

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  • The Future of Health Care is Here in Sonoma

    Nov 13th, 2012

    November 13, 2012 Greetings! Health care reform is under way The Affordable Health Care Act guarantees greater access to health care for most Americans, which we all are happy about. It will also be providing cuts in Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement to hospitals, which means two […]

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