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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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  • The New Community Hospital

    Sep 1st, 2015

    The past several years have been challenging ones for small hospitals as disruptive trends in health care have forced community hospitals to rethink their role to remain viable. I believe we’ve made remarkable progress here in Sonoma, using our small size to nimbly adapt to […]

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  • Why Population Health Is A Strategic Priority

    May 19th, 2015

    Each year, we update our strategic plan not only to chart our progress and create a vision to share with our community, but also because it causes us to carefully consider our role in the shifting landscape that is health care today. In creating the […]

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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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