• 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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  • 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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