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The Budgeting Process At SVH

We recently completed the hospital budgeting process for the new fiscal year. Since there have been questions about the budget, I’d like to share some insights into how we arrived… Read More

Guest Blog: “Continuing The Conversation” Jane Hirsch, Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board Chair.

I know I speak for the board and hospital administration when I say we’re extremely grateful to our community for passing the parcel tax, to the volunteer committee which ran… Read More

The Unfolding Vision For SVH

We just completed the latest update to SVH’s three-year rolling strategic plan and what strikes me is how far we’ve come since we began this annual exercise six years ago.While… Read More

We’re Here When You Need Us

The thinking behind the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid was mainly about expanding health care access without breaking the bank. This discussion continues and is still not… Read More

An Engaged Staff Makes The Difference

One of the most inspiring parts of my day is reading the letters we receive from patients about the excellent care they’ve experienced here. Patients often mention the warm, caring… Read More

Times are Tough, But We Are Charting A Course Through The Changing Landscape

So many of you are now asking me, how are you managing through the seemingly major changes in health care?  My answer is… pretty well, all things considered!  While health… Read More

A Healing Hospital

For the past 20 years I have been working on a new model for hospitals called the Healing Hospital™ One reason I came to Sonoma was because I saw a… Read More

The New SVH Strategic Plan

We just completed the annual update to SVH’s three-year rolling strategic plan. It’s an important document that reinforces our mission and values, and identifies near-term objectives. This plan was developed… Read More

Celebrating 70 Years of Community Spirit

I know I say it often, but it bears repeating that Sonoma Valley Hospital is a community hospital in the truest sense of the term. Community spirit has been part… Read More

Sonoma Valley Hospital Is A Model For Safety and Quality

(This is a guest blog by Jane Hirsch, Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board Chair.)Two years ago Consumer Reports named SVH one of the safest hospitals in the country, and… Read More



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