• Board Approves Phase One Plans for New Outpatient Diagnostic Center

    Nov 6th, 2018

    In its meeting last week, the board approved the hospital’s request to proceed with plans for the first phase of the new Outpatient Diagnostic Center pending confirmation of receipt of funds from the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation to cover this phase of the project. This […]

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  • SNF Task Force Makes Interim Report At October Board Meeting

    Oct 9th, 2018

    The Skilled Nursing Facility Task Force provided an update at the board meeting last week following their very well attended public meeting on September 27. According to Task Force Chair Jane Hirsch, the group has made considerable progress since it was formed in August to […]

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  • SVH Skilled Nursing Facility Task Force Makes First Report

    Oct 1st, 2018

    The SNF Task Force held a public meeting last week to report on its findings to date and encourage community input. I want to clarify that no decisions will be made for several months to allow time for the group to test process improvement changes […]

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  • Board Finalizes Transfer of Home Care Service To Hospice

    Sep 11th, 2018

    This month I’m stepping in for Joshua Rymer to report on the September meeting. At the meeting, the board gave final approval for the hospital to transfer our skilled home care service, Healing At Home, to Hospice by the Bay, effective October 1, 2018. We […]

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  • Transfer of Home Care Service Secures its Future

    Aug 20th, 2018

    The District board held a special public meeting last week to hear plans to transition the Hospital’s home health care service, Healing At Home, to Hospice by the Bay. The proposed transition of Healing at Home appears to be excellent news for the Hospital, our […]

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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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