Sonoma Valley Hospital Invites Community To Tour Best Practices Showcase

Jan 15, 2020 | Sonoma Valley Hospital News

Sonoma Valley Hospital’s focus on quality care, patient safety and improved efficiencies will be featured in its Performance Improvement Showcase starting Monday, February 3. The community is invited to attend.

The event, now in its fifth year, is organized by the Hospital’s Quality Department and the Sonoma Valley Health Care District’s Quality Committee to recognize initiatives developed by Hospital staff, departments, and multidisciplinary teams that have identified opportunities for improving the Hospital’s patient care, safety, and performance.

“We have a highly committed hospital and medical staff and this provides an opportunity to showcase our ongoing efforts to improve hospital performance for our staff, patients, and community” said Jane Hirsch, Health Care District Board Chair.

This year’s Showcase highlights nine projects. All teams followed the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) process promoted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  “PDSA is a powerful and reliable tool of change in the healthcare environment to improve processes and outcomes,” said Danielle Jones, Sonoma Valley Hospital’s Chief Quality Officer. Sonoma Valley Hospital has been utilizing the PDSA protocol method since 2011.

“The exhibits showcase new approaches that get results, whether by enhancing patient care and safety, or streamlining operations for maximum effectiveness and potential reduced cost savings,” noted Jones.

The showcase starts Monday, February 3 and will be open to the community through Friday, March 6 during regular business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm).  A self-guided tour map can be obtained from the front desk receptionist in the Main Lobby. For more information, please contact Community Outreach at 707.935.5257 or