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  • Covid Remains A Concern But Hospital Offers All Services

    Sep 16th, 2021

    September Board Chair Report The hospital saw a small but steady stream of Covid-19 cases last month, Chief Medical Officer Sabrina Kidd, MD, reported at the monthly District Board meeting last week. She said it is a reminder that Covid-19 remains a concern in our […]

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  • Board Welcomes John Hennelly As New CEO

    Mar 9th, 2021

    The board formally approved John Hennelly as the hospital’s new president and CEO at the March meeting last week, bringing to a successful close a rigorous seven-month effort to find a new chief executive who will lead our hospital into the future. As I’ve mentioned, […]

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  • Sonoma Valley Health Care District Appoints John Hennelly Sonoma Valley Hospital CEO

    Mar 5th, 2021

    The Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board, in conjunction with UCSF Health, has selected John Hennelly to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonoma Valley Hospital. Hennelly, who will assume the position mid-April, replaces Kelly Mather, who left the position at the end […]

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  • Board Welcomes Judith Bjorndal and Susan Kornblatt Idell

    Dec 15th, 2020

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Judith Bjorndal and Susan Kornblatt Idell who joined the board at our December meeting last week. Both bring considerable experience and expertise to their new roles. Judy is a retired physician who has worked in […]

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  • SVHCD Board Schedules Public Meeting For Community Input on Hospital CEO Search

    Sep 15th, 2020

    The Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board has scheduled an open community forum to encourage input on the search for a new Chief Executive Officer for Sonoma Valley Hospital. The Board launched the search early this month after retaining the executive recruiting firm WittKiefer. Because […]

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  • Hospital CEO Search Is Underway

    Sep 8th, 2020

    At the meeting last week, Board member Joshua Rymer, who is chairing the CEO Search Committee, reported that the committee recommended a recruiting firm to find a replacement for Kelly Mather who leaves at the end of the year. He said that the committee reviewed […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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