Sonoma Valley Hospital

Health Care District Information

SVH_viewThe Mission of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District is to maintain, improve and restore the health of everyone in our community.

Sonoma Valley Hospital is a 75-bed, full-service acute care district hospital, with an outstanding staff of health care professionals located in the heart of the City of Sonoma. Our community offers beautiful scenery, weather and a full range of healing and health care services, as well as and top-notch physicians who enjoy the confidence of their patients.

The atmosphere of our hospital is like the atmosphere of Sonoma. We are a warm, comfortable, familial place of healing. We are 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 here to lead our patients on the path to health – from their first visit with a primary care physician to their final stay in our Skilled Nursing Facility or Home Care. In addition, by offering education and compassionate support, we help to restore and maintain the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of our patients. 


As part of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District, the hospital is supported primarily by revenues from services, augmented by taxpayer support in the form of a parcel tax, charitable bequests and donations. The Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation  play an integral role in our fundraising efforts.

In November 2009, the community passed Measure P, which granted a $35 million GO bond to enable Sonoma Valley Hospital to renovate and retrofit the facility to the state standards mandated for compliance by 2013.


Sonoma Valley Hospital works closely with many health care providers to provide a seamless continuum of care to our patients. It maintains service agreements with other hospital and health care service providers in the region including Prima Medical Group, Meritage Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health, UCSF Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center and Napa State Hospital.  

The Hospital also participates in the Northern California Health Care Authority/Joint Powers Agreement, which works to create a regional entity to pool resources in the interests of governance and important aspects of health care.


Agendas of all upcoming public meetings are available on our calendar

See the most current version of the Health Care District Law from the Association of California Health Care Districts.     

The Association of California Healthcare Districts cites the California Health and Safety Code definition of a District as: “Healthcare Districts are public entities that provide community-based health care services to residents throughout the state. They respond to the needs in their District by providing a range of services which may include a hospital, clinic, skilled nursing facility or emergency medical services as well as education and wellness programs. Each of California’s Healthcare Districts is governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees who are directly accountable to the communities they serve.” The Code gives wide latitude to Districts for the services which may be provided to meet the needs of the community. 

 Since its inception in 1946, the Sonoma Valley Health Care District has operated a hospital to serve the health needs of the District. The hospital, in turn has provided the resources and management necessary for many non-hospital health services for the community, including but not limited to: 

  • A Skilled Nursing Facility
  • An outpatient Physical and Speech Rehabilitation facility
  • A Home Health Care service
  • An Occupational Health service for employers
  • A Physician and Surgeon recruiting program to ensure community access to health care professionals.
  • Community and/or population health programs serving the entire community
    • Healthy Kids are Contagious through education.
    • Keeping Healthy People Healthy through awareness.
    • Leading Healing for Life through coaching. 



The Sonoma Valley Health Care District’s annual compensation report is sent to the State Controller’s office. It can be viewed on the State Controllers Website using the following link:


Sonoma Valley Hospital has established an email address to answer questions about the hospital’s services:

While we will gladly provide or direct callers to appropriate health education materials, this service is not intended to provide specific medical advice. If you or a family member has a medical condition requiring attention, please call your family physician. For assistance in finding a local physician, click Find a Doctor.

To learn about our privacy practices, patient rights or Environment of Care Annual Report, click below:


Health Care District Regular Meeting Calendar

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