Sonoma Valley Hospital

Calendar of Events

Sep
27
Wed
Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  11:00am – 11:50 am

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information and RSVP, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Sep
28
Thu
SCAN Health Plan/Medicare Information Session – Fourth Tuesday of Each Month @ Sonoma Valley Hospital - Main Lobby
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

SCAN Health Plan will have a representative on the Fourth Tuesday of each month at Sonoma Valley Hospital in the Main Lobby from 10:30 am till 12:00 pm.
If you have questions about your SCAN Health Plan or Medicare, plan to drop-in.
No appointment is needed.

Scan Health Plan

Active Aging Speaker Series at Vintage House: “Four Scientific Ways To Become Happier” Patricia Brooks, PhD @ Vintage House
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital and Vintage House will continue the lively and informative series this Fall themed “Active Aging: Live Your Best Life Now.” The lectures provide insight and information on how to get the most out of your senior years.

The talks are open to the community without charge and will be held in Stone Hall at Vintage House, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on four consecutive Thursdays, September 21 and 28, and October 5 and 12. Light refreshments will be provided. Vintage House is located at 264 1st Street East. Please RSVP to Vintage House at 707-996-0311, or info@vintagehouse.org. Topics and speakers include:

September 28: “Four Scientific Ways to Become Happier!” Patricia Brooks LCSW, PhD, will discuss some amazing new findings from recent neuroscience research about how to increase our happiness index, focusing on four simple rituals that neuroscientists claim will change our brain activity and boost our sense of well-being. Dr. Brooks is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned a PhD in Healing Psychology and Integrative Medicine in 2003. She has worked in the Health Care field for over 40 years, specializing in the Mind-Body connection. She is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with an eclectic treatment approach tailored to an individual’s needs.

Sep
29
Fri
Mindful Meditation Workshop Series @ Sonoma Valley Hospital - Basement Conference Room
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital will host “Mindful Meditation and Movement,” a six-week workshop series led by Patricia Brooks, LCSW, PhD, and Kristine Marchus, MA, RYT beginning Friday, September 15, 2017. 

The program consists of six weekly one-and-a-half hour sessions. Each session contains a facilitated Mindful Meditation practice and a gentle movement sequence that emphasizes balance and grounding in the present moment. Breathwork and guided visualization exercises are included. Benefits include stress reduction, promotion of healing, energy, strength, flexibility and greater well-being.

The instructors are accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging experiential learning environment.  They will assist you in integrating and practicing mindfulness into your everyday life.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring water, a yoga mat, a soft blanket and journal. All physical abilities are welcome and those with limited mobility will be given options to work within their capacity.

Classes are scheduled each Friday for six consecutive weeks, beginning September 15, 2017, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Hospital’s Basement Conference Room, 347 Andrieux Street, in Sonoma.  Cost is $125 per person and class size is limited to 20 participants. To register, or for more information, please contact Patricia Brooks at 707.935.2900, or by email at pbrooksphd@gmail.com

Sep
30
Sat
Sonoma Valley Community and Binational Health Fair @ Sonoma Valley Community Health Center
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Sonoma Valley Community and  Binational Health Fair is a free event providing health services and information to the entire community, with emphasis on the needs of underserved communities. Local and county health providers and education organizations are scheduled to participate and offer a range of basic health services including medical screenings, health care referrals, and cultural-linguistic health education activities and forums.

Sonoma Valley Hospital will be providing healthy snacks and tips for making a healthy school lunch.  There will be a no-cost scoliosis screening that will be provided by the Hospital’s Hand and Physical Therapy Department.  Information about the Hospital’s no-cost screening mammogram program will be provided. 

Planning organizations include Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, La Luz Center, and Sonoma Valley Hospital.

 

Oct
2
Mon
The Birthplace: Childbirth Preparation Class – September @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital is offering a series of Childbirth Preparation classes in September and will repeat the classes in November. Each series of four classes is designed to provide expecting mothers and their partners with information on labor and birth, relaxation techniques and pain relief options. Other topics include pregnancy wellness, lactation and breastfeeding, and how partners can help.

The class is led by an experienced perinatal nurse from the Hospital’s birthing center, The Birthplace, and is intended for women in their second or third trimester.

The first series will be held on four consecutive Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2. The second series is scheduled for November 13, 20, 27, and December 4. Classes are held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sonoma Valley Hospital, and there is a fee of $100. To register, call 707-935-5084.

The Birthplace at Sonoma Valley Hospital has three private suites for labor, birthing and recovery, and five postpartum rooms, staffed by an experienced team of skilled obstetric nurses who provide personalized attention. A pediatrician and anesthesiologist are available 24 hours a day. Anyone interested in scheduling a tour, or who has questions about patient care and services, can call 707-935-5301. Information is also available at svh.com.

Oct
4
Wed
Wellness University – Session Three – Starts September 20, 2017 @ Sonoma Valley Hospital, Basement Conference Room
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Sonoma Valley Hospital has scheduled three sessions of its popular Wellness University™ course during 2017 and all are open to the community without cost. Wellness University is a college-level course based on a curriculum developed by the Hospital for those interested in improving or maintaining good health, serving as a role model for healthy behaviors, and teaching wellness. Students completing the program graduate as Wellness Ambassadors.

Among the topics covered are: assessing your current state of emotional and physical health; finding balance in your life; stress reduction and relaxation techniques; importance of making positive choices; value of exercise and good nutrition; recommended breathing practices; and how to inspire others to better health.

Many who take the course find it invaluable in helping them understand how to improve their health and wellness. “Not only did we learn about improving individual health using the Five Keys to Wellness, we learned how to share these insights with others. I encourage every community member to attend Wellness University,” said Angie Sanchez, Lu Luz Center’s Director for Community Engagement and a Wellness University graduate.

SVH has scheduled two sessions of six biweekly classes that begin in March and September, and a special intensive one-week “boot camp” in July. The schedule is as follows:

Session I: Mar. 1 – May 10 • Wednesdays, 8:00 am -10:00 am (every other week)

Session II: July 17 – 21 • Monday – Friday, 8:00 -10:30 am (one week)

Session III: Sept. 20 – Nov. 29 • Wednesdays, 8:00 am -10:00 am (every other week)

 

Wellness University instructors include Kelly Mather, CEO; Leslie Lovejoy, Chief Quality Officer; and Steven Lewis, Wellness Coordinator.

To reserve a place or obtain more information, contact Vivian Woodall at vwoodall@svh.com or 707.935.5005. If you receive voicemail, please leave your name, phone and email address. If you plan to attend, please make sure you are available for all classes. Attendance is limited, so early sign up is encouraged.

Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  11:00am – 11:50 am

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information and RSVP, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Oct
5
Thu
Active Aging Speaker Series at Vintage House: “Shaking Up Your Exercise Routine” Marek Grzybowski, MS, PT @ Vintage House
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital and Vintage House will continue the lively and informative series this Fall themed “Active Aging: Live Your Best Life Now.” The lectures provide insight and information on how to get the most out of your senior years.

The talks are open to the community without charge and will be held in Stone Hall at Vintage House, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on four consecutive Thursdays, September 21 and 28, and October 5 and 12. Light refreshments will be provided. Vintage House is located at 264 1st Street East. Please RSVP to Vintage House at 707-996-0311, or info@vintagehouse.org. Topics and speakers include:

October 5: “Shaking Up Your Exercise Routine” is the topic of the talk by Marek Grzybowski, MS, PT. We know it’s critical to exercise regularly as we age, but Marek discusses why it’s also important to add variety to your routine, and provides ideas on ways to accomplish this. Doing so not only boosts the benefits from exercise, but also makes it more fun, says Marek, a Physical Therapist and Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager for Sonoma Valley Hospital with a Masters in Physical Rehabilitation. He regularly works with Sonoma Valley seniors to help them with balance issues and encourage a more active lifestyle, and is quick to advise, “If you don’t move, you rust.”

Oct
6
Fri
Mindful Meditation Workshop Series @ Sonoma Valley Hospital - Basement Conference Room
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital will host “Mindful Meditation and Movement,” a six-week workshop series led by Patricia Brooks, LCSW, PhD, and Kristine Marchus, MA, RYT beginning Friday, September 15, 2017. 

The program consists of six weekly one-and-a-half hour sessions. Each session contains a facilitated Mindful Meditation practice and a gentle movement sequence that emphasizes balance and grounding in the present moment. Breathwork and guided visualization exercises are included. Benefits include stress reduction, promotion of healing, energy, strength, flexibility and greater well-being.

The instructors are accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging experiential learning environment.  They will assist you in integrating and practicing mindfulness into your everyday life.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring water, a yoga mat, a soft blanket and journal. All physical abilities are welcome and those with limited mobility will be given options to work within their capacity.

Classes are scheduled each Friday for six consecutive weeks, beginning September 15, 2017, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Hospital’s Basement Conference Room, 347 Andrieux Street, in Sonoma.  Cost is $125 per person and class size is limited to 20 participants. To register, or for more information, please contact Patricia Brooks at 707.935.2900, or by email at pbrooksphd@gmail.com

Oct
11
Wed
Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  11:00am – 11:50 am

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information and RSVP, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Medicare 101 – Information Session – Every Second Wednesday @ Sonoma Valley Hospital - Administrative Conference Room
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Medicare 101 is an information session that will provide information about Medicare and eligibility and benefits.
These sessions will be held at Sonoma Valley Hospital on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in March 2017.

Plan to come to the Administrative Conference Room. The session starts at 2:00 pm.

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 years old and older, and for some younger people with disabilities or End Stage Renal Disease. The Initial Enrollment Period is from 3 months before you turn 65 until 3 months after. A late enrollment penalty may apply for those who join late. (In some cases the penalty may go up 10% for every year, or even 1% for every month in which you could have had coverage, but didn’t!) If you have any questions about Medicare, or would like to explore options that will allow you to go to doctors, hospitals, and other care providers of your choice, rather than only those who accept Medicare patients, please plan to attend a Medicare 101 information session.
Open to all.

Learn How Weight-Loss Surgery Can Change Your Life @ Sonoma Valley Hospital, Administrative Conference Room
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital and the North Bay Metabolic and Surgery Institute will offer  information sessions for those interested in learning more about weight-loss (Bariatric) surgery, and how it can help resolve diseases associated with obesity. There is no cost for the sessions, which will be held monthly on the second Wednesday of each month, at Sonoma Valley Hospital in the Administrative Conference Room, from 5:30 pm till 7:00 pm, beginning Wednesday, January 11.

The information sessions will be led by Scott Perryman, MD, a board certified surgeon trained in Advanced Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Stanford University. He will explain the different types of procedures offered and share recent findings of evidence-based metabolic changes the procedure has produced.

Attendees will learn about the process of qualifying for, and undergoing, bariatric surgery, including pre- and post-surgical support, lifestyle and nutrition education provided, and assistance in obtaining insurance coverage. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

To register for a session, please contact Rosalina Gutierrez at the Sonoma Valley Specialists Clinic at 707.938.3870 Ext -1.

Oct
12
Thu
Active Aging Speaker Series at Vintage House: A Look Inside Our Emergency Department: Robbie Cohen, MD and Cynthia Lawder, MD @ Vintage House
Oct 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital and Vintage House will continue the lively and informative series this Fall themed “Active Aging: Live Your Best Life Now.” The lectures provide insight and information on how to get the most out of your senior years.

The talks are open to the community without charge and will be held in Stone Hall at Vintage House, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on four consecutive Thursdays, September 21 and 28, and October 5 and 12. Light refreshments will be provided. Vintage House is located at 264 1st Street East. Please RSVP to Vintage House at 707-996-0311, or info@vintagehouse.org. Topics and speakers include:

October 12: “A Look Inside Our Emergency Department.” In this special session, two emergency medicine physicians discuss what to expect when you visit the Emergency Room. Our speakers are Robbie Cohen, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Sonoma Valley Hospital who has many years’ experience in emergency medicine, and Cynthia Lawder, MD, the Medical Director of the hospital’s Emergency Department. They will discuss what typically happens when a patient visits the ED, including the protocols the medical team follows when presented with serious symptoms, such as for stroke or cardiac arrest. There will be ample time for audience questions.

Oct
13
Fri
Mindful Meditation Workshop Series @ Sonoma Valley Hospital - Basement Conference Room
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital will host “Mindful Meditation and Movement,” a six-week workshop series led by Patricia Brooks, LCSW, PhD, and Kristine Marchus, MA, RYT beginning Friday, September 15, 2017. 

The program consists of six weekly one-and-a-half hour sessions. Each session contains a facilitated Mindful Meditation practice and a gentle movement sequence that emphasizes balance and grounding in the present moment. Breathwork and guided visualization exercises are included. Benefits include stress reduction, promotion of healing, energy, strength, flexibility and greater well-being.

The instructors are accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging experiential learning environment.  They will assist you in integrating and practicing mindfulness into your everyday life.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring water, a yoga mat, a soft blanket and journal. All physical abilities are welcome and those with limited mobility will be given options to work within their capacity.

Classes are scheduled each Friday for six consecutive weeks, beginning September 15, 2017, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Hospital’s Basement Conference Room, 347 Andrieux Street, in Sonoma.  Cost is $125 per person and class size is limited to 20 participants. To register, or for more information, please contact Patricia Brooks at 707.935.2900, or by email at pbrooksphd@gmail.com

Oct
18
Wed
Wellness University – Session Three – Starts September 20, 2017 @ Sonoma Valley Hospital, Basement Conference Room
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Sonoma Valley Hospital has scheduled three sessions of its popular Wellness University™ course during 2017 and all are open to the community without cost. Wellness University is a college-level course based on a curriculum developed by the Hospital for those interested in improving or maintaining good health, serving as a role model for healthy behaviors, and teaching wellness. Students completing the program graduate as Wellness Ambassadors.

Among the topics covered are: assessing your current state of emotional and physical health; finding balance in your life; stress reduction and relaxation techniques; importance of making positive choices; value of exercise and good nutrition; recommended breathing practices; and how to inspire others to better health.

Many who take the course find it invaluable in helping them understand how to improve their health and wellness. “Not only did we learn about improving individual health using the Five Keys to Wellness, we learned how to share these insights with others. I encourage every community member to attend Wellness University,” said Angie Sanchez, Lu Luz Center’s Director for Community Engagement and a Wellness University graduate.

SVH has scheduled two sessions of six biweekly classes that begin in March and September, and a special intensive one-week “boot camp” in July. The schedule is as follows:

Session I: Mar. 1 – May 10 • Wednesdays, 8:00 am -10:00 am (every other week)

Session II: July 17 – 21 • Monday – Friday, 8:00 -10:30 am (one week)

Session III: Sept. 20 – Nov. 29 • Wednesdays, 8:00 am -10:00 am (every other week)

 

Wellness University instructors include Kelly Mather, CEO; Leslie Lovejoy, Chief Quality Officer; and Steven Lewis, Wellness Coordinator.

To reserve a place or obtain more information, contact Vivian Woodall at vwoodall@svh.com or 707.935.5005. If you receive voicemail, please leave your name, phone and email address. If you plan to attend, please make sure you are available for all classes. Attendance is limited, so early sign up is encouraged.

Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  11:00am – 11:50 am

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information and RSVP, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Oct
20
Fri
Mindful Meditation Workshop Series @ Sonoma Valley Hospital - Basement Conference Room
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Valley Hospital will host “Mindful Meditation and Movement,” a six-week workshop series led by Patricia Brooks, LCSW, PhD, and Kristine Marchus, MA, RYT beginning Friday, September 15, 2017. 

The program consists of six weekly one-and-a-half hour sessions. Each session contains a facilitated Mindful Meditation practice and a gentle movement sequence that emphasizes balance and grounding in the present moment. Breathwork and guided visualization exercises are included. Benefits include stress reduction, promotion of healing, energy, strength, flexibility and greater well-being.

The instructors are accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging experiential learning environment.  They will assist you in integrating and practicing mindfulness into your everyday life.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring water, a yoga mat, a soft blanket and journal. All physical abilities are welcome and those with limited mobility will be given options to work within their capacity.

Classes are scheduled each Friday for six consecutive weeks, beginning September 15, 2017, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Hospital’s Basement Conference Room, 347 Andrieux Street, in Sonoma.  Cost is $125 per person and class size is limited to 20 participants. To register, or for more information, please contact Patricia Brooks at 707.935.2900, or by email at pbrooksphd@gmail.com

Oct
25
Wed
Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  11:00am – 11:50 am

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Senior Wellness: Gentle Yoga @ Sonoma Valley Hospital
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Gentle Yoga, restorative yoga techniques for increased flexibility, resulting in better ease of movement and less pain.

Instructor: Linda Ingles, Physical Therapy Assistance and Yoga Instructor

When:  Every Wednesday

Time:  12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Fee:  No-Cost, Class size is limited

Where: Rehab Gym, Room C-1200, Sonoma Valley Hospital

For more information and RSVP, contact: 707.935.5469

 

 

Oct
26
Thu
SCAN Health Plan/Medicare Information Session – Fourth Tuesday of Each Month @ Sonoma Valley Hospital - Main Lobby
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

SCAN Health Plan will have a representative on the Fourth Tuesday of each month at Sonoma Valley Hospital in the Main Lobby from 10:30 am till 12:00 pm.
If you have questions about your SCAN Health Plan or Medicare, plan to drop-in.
No appointment is needed.

Scan Health Plan

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