Archive

  • Hospital Prepared For Coronavirus

    Mar 10th, 2020

    At the March board meeting, Chief Medical Officer Sabrina Kidd, MD, updated the board on the extensive preparations the hospital has undertaken for the growing Novel Coronavirus outbreak. She noted that the hospital is as prepared as it can be for what is a rapidly […]

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  • Quality And Safety Are A Priority At SVH

    Feb 11th, 2020

    At the February board meeting, we received a comprehensive report from Danielle Jones, the hospital’s Chief Quality Officer, about the hospital’s impressive ongoing efforts to ensure SVH patients receive high quality, safe care. Danielle noted our hospital performs at or above all national benchmarks for […]

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  • SNF Transition Has Gone Smoothly

    Jan 15th, 2020

    I’d like to begin this report by noting that I have assumed the position of board chair as of the January meeting, and want to thank Joshua Rymer on behalf of the entire board for his excellent work as chair over the past two years. […]

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  • Community Group Undertakes Comprehensive, Independent Review of Our Hospital

    Dec 12th, 2019

    The board received a report at the December meeting from a group of citizens who took the time, on their own initiative, to independently evaluate the fiscal and operational health of the hospital and to investigate concerns expressed by some in the community about the […]

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  • Construction To Begin On Phase One Of Outpatient Diagnostic Center

    Nov 12th, 2019

    At last week’s board meeting, the board approved funding to allow construction to begin on the Outpatient Diagnostic Center. This first phase is to replace vital equipment that is approaching ‘end of life’ and without which our Emergency Department cannot function. This phase includes building […]

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  • Listening To Our Community

    Oct 8th, 2019

    As many of you know, we conducted a survey this summer to better understand community perceptions of the hospital. It updated a similar survey conducted in 2015. Both were conducted by an independent research firm, and the results were reviewed at the October board meeting. […]

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  • The Unique Challenges Facing Community Hospitals

    Sep 24th, 2019

    I’d like to say how proud I am of the leadership and staff at our hospital, and our board. At a time when many hospitals across the country, including several here in Sonoma County, have either closed or are struggling, we continue to strive to […]

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  • Setting The Record Straight

    Aug 8th, 2019

    I would like to share some of the comments I made at our August board meeting to address misinformation about the hospital that has been circulating in our community recently, especially on social media, including attacks of a personal nature directed at both the hospital […]

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  • Hospital Completes South Lot Sale

    Jul 16th, 2019

    In a win for the community and the hospital, the board approved the sale of the South Lot to housing developer DeNova Homes at the meeting last week. The South Lot is a four-acre parcel of adjacent land that was owned by the hospital until […]

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  • Hospital Reports Impressive Financial Gains for Fiscal Year

    Jun 12th, 2019

    I’m pleased to report that the hospital is likely to have its best year financially in a long time. The board received a financial update at the June meeting and the indications are that we will end the current fiscal year on June 30 at, […]

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