• 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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  • SVH Finalizing Plan To Keep Skilled Nursing Facility In The Hospital

    May 9th, 2019

    The board received an update at the May meeting on the plan to maintain the Skilled Nursing Facility in the hospital and serving our community.  We had a presentation from Adam Willits, representing the Ensign Group, a national operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitative care […]

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  • Improvement Plans for Patient Care Services Highlighted at April Meeting

    Apr 9th, 2019

    The board meeting last week featured a report on plans to make further improvements and changes in Patient Care Services, along with updates from the Chief of Staff and the Chief Medical Officer. We also heard from Cheryl Johnson, Community Health Center Executive Director. Patient […]

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  • Updates on Healing At Home And Skilled Nursing Facility At March Meeting

    Mar 12th, 2019

    Last week’s board meeting provided updates on several hospital initiatives including the transfer of the skilled home care program to Hospice By The Bay, the Skilled Nursing Facility Task Force, and ongoing hospital business development efforts.  Healing At HomeIt has been five months since Hospice […]

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  • Hospital Quality Initiatives and SNF Task Force Highlighted At February Meeting

    Feb 13th, 2019

    In its meeting last week, the board heard updates on new quality initiatives, an interim report from the Skilled Nursing Facility Task Force, and a guest speaker who reviewed current and upcoming seismic regulations affecting California hospitals. SNF Task Force Board member Jane Hirsch reported […]

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  • Michael Mainardi Joins Board; Cancer Support Sonoma Takes Flight as an Independent Nonprofit

    Jan 15th, 2019

    I’m pleased to report that Michael Mainardi was sworn in as our newest board member at the January meeting, replacing Peter Hohorst who did not seek re-election after a decade of outstanding service. Michael, a retired physician is an excellent addition to the board and […]

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  • Progress On South Lot, SNF Task Force, and Growth Plans Reported At December Meeting

    Dec 11th, 2018

    The board heard updates on several initiatives at the meeting last week, including the South Lot and the Skilled Nursing Facility Task Force, along with a report on the hospital’s strategic growth initiatives. Here are highlights from the meeting. South Lot Development Trent Sanson of […]

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