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  • Honoring Dr. Robbie Cohen

    Apr 6th, 2021

    I would like to begin this report by acknowledging the passing of our friend and associate, Dr. Robert Cohen. Dr. Cohen was one of the hospital’s longest-serving medical staff members, joining the hospital in 1988 as an emergency physician and later serving as Emergency Department […]

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  • Board Welcomes John Hennelly As New CEO

    Mar 9th, 2021

    The board formally approved John Hennelly as the hospital’s new president and CEO at the March meeting last week, bringing to a successful close a rigorous seven-month effort to find a new chief executive who will lead our hospital into the future. As I’ve mentioned, […]

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  • UCSF Affiliation Continues To Grow and Benefit the Community

    Jan 11th, 2021

    The contours of our hospital’s growing affiliation with UCSF came into sharper focus at the board meeting last week with a presentation by Jen Sweeney, Chief Operating Officer of the UCSF Health Affiliates network. She discussed the network as an important part of UCSF’s plan […]

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  • Board Welcomes Judith Bjorndal and Susan Kornblatt Idell

    Dec 15th, 2020

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Judith Bjorndal and Susan Kornblatt Idell who joined the board at our December meeting last week. Both bring considerable experience and expertise to their new roles. Judy is a retired physician who has worked in […]

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  • Board Approves UCSF-SVH Management Services Agreement

    Nov 10th, 2020

    At the November meeting the Board approved an update to the Hospital’s affiliation agreement with UCSF Health that provides closer integration of hospital management with UCSF. It is an important evolution of our relationship and will support expanded SVH access to UCSF services. Under the […]

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  • Board Explores Expanding UCSF Relationship

    Oct 6th, 2020

    Our relationship with UCSF Health has proven very successful since it began in 2018 and has helped the Hospital better serve our community, especially during the current Covid-19 crisis as UCSF has provided support on several levels. The future of this relationship was the topic […]

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  • Hospital Board Schedules Public Meeting For Community Input On CEO Search

    Sep 15th, 2020

    As I discussed in my report earlier this month, the Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board has retained the executive search firm WittKieffer to assist in the recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer for Sonoma Valley Hospital. This is an important decision for our […]

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  • Hospital CEO Search Is Underway

    Sep 8th, 2020

    At the meeting last week, Board member Joshua Rymer, who is chairing the CEO Search Committee, reported that the committee recommended a recruiting firm to find a replacement for Kelly Mather who leaves at the end of the year. He said that the committee reviewed […]

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  • Outpatient Diagnostic Center First Phase Opens In Fall

    Aug 11th, 2020

    The first phase of the new Outpatient Diagnostic Center is nearing completion and will be receiving patients by November. Ron Peluso, project manager at Vertran Associates, the firm overseeing construction, updated the board on the project at the meeting last week. He said this phase, […]

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  • Kelly Mather To Leave SVH CEO Role

    Jul 15th, 2020

    It is with mixed emotions that I share with you news of Kelly Mather’s pending departure as the CEO of Sonoma Valley Hospital. Kelly has accepted a new position as the CEO of BayHealth, which is one of the early and important joint ventures between […]

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