Sonoma Valley Hospital (SVH) is a 75-bed full-service acute care district hospital with an outstanding staff of health care professionals located in the City of Sonoma, serving a community of 42,000. We are a warm, comfortable, familial place of healing, known for our compassionate and professional staff and for our dedication to the needs and expectations of our community. Our services encompass the whole spectrum of health care needs, and medical treatment extends to all but the most specialized issues.
We are the third largest employer in the Sonoma Valley with approximately 450 employees. SVH reported a total payroll of $26 million in fiscal 2014, and operating revenues of $51 million, a 10 percent increase from 2011. The Hospital has spent $46 million in extensive facility upgrades and modernization in recent years, including construction of a state-of-the-art Emergency Department and Surgery Center which opened in 2014.
Today, we score high in most measures of service quality and consistently rank in the top 50 percent of hospitals nationally for patient satisfaction, frequently placing in the top quartile. SVH was named one of the 15 safest hospitals in the country by Consumer Reports in 2014, and also received an “A” rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit organization which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
SVH ranks among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally in terms of employee satisfaction and engagement, according to the 2015 Employee Partnership Survey. Compared with nearly 900 hospital facilities nationwide with approximately 400,000 employees, Sonoma Valley Hospital is ranked in the 91st percentile. We believe this speaks volumes about the satisfaction and engagement of our staff members. All employees are encouraged to participate in an annual survey which represents our ongoing commitment to maintaining an open and transparent culture.
A small sample from the staff satisfaction survey comments when asked ‘What’s the best thing about working for this organization’:
“The nature of our hospital is ideal for healing. The employees are like a big family; our nurses in particular are intelligent, efficient, good RN’s. I am impressed with their work ethic and happy to work beside them.”
“Strongly support the SVH Mission Statement and proud to be part of an amazing, caring community culture.”
“I enjoy the small hospital feel. People and coworkers are generally friendly and care is coordinated well between units. I enjoy familiar faces. I also enjoy that I get to give such personalized thorough care to my patients.”
The mission of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District is to maintain, improve and restore the health of everyone in our community.
The vision of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District, which oversees the Hospital, is that SVH will be a nationally recognized, compassionate place of healing known for excellence in clinical quality. We serve as the guide and indispensable link in our community members’ health care journey.
Compassion: We are considerate of the feelings of others at all times.
Respect: We always acknowledge the value and gifts of others.
Excellence: We strive to exceed the expectations of the people we serve.
Accountability: We are reliable, responsible owners of our work.
Teamwork: We are productive, participative, energizing staff members.
Innovation: We are healthy and we inspire others to heal and stay healthy.
Guidance: We direct and lead the community through their health care journey.
Sonoma Valley Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Prior to a job offer, references will be checked and applicants will be required to permit a background check to be conducted. Post-offer physical screenings are required for all employees including the physical capacities for their position.
Employer-sponsored group health benefits include health, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance offered to employees who are benefit eligible. Elected insurance benefits will be effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Other benefits include but are not limited to Paid Time Off, Disability Sick Leave, Employee Assistance and Retirement Savings contributions.
General employment applications can be obtained in person at the hospital’s human resources office, or by calling Colleen Wilson, SVH Recruiter, at 707-935-5177. If you prefer to fax your resume, our fax number is 707-935-5179 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to apply via this website.
According to California law, employees of the Hospital District are at-will and hold their positions at the pleasure of the Hospital Chief Executive Officer, to whom the Board of Directors has delegated the power to employ and discharge. Beginning with the first day of employment in a position, each employee will be considered to be in a 90-day introductory/probationary period.