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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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  • 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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  • 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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