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New Diagnostic Center Is Exciting Development For Our Community

January 24, 2019

There’s an exciting sense of momentum as we start the new year.  

Our affiliation with UCSF continues to grow. Last year we laid the foundation for this collaborative relationship and we’ve identified some opportunities that will enable us to provide greater services to our community. 

Thanks to our generous donors, we’ve raised over $15 million and are now moving ahead with the first phase of the new 20,000 square foot Outpatient Diagnostic Center. This will mean enhanced, state-of-the-art-technology for Emergency patients who usually need diagnostics. The hospital currently performs 30,000 diagnostic imaging procedures each year and we expect to increase those volumes with the new equipment which will increase hospital revenues.

Diagnostic technology changes quickly, and much of our existing technology is five to 10 years old and housed in a building that was built in 1972, long before imaging became the critical medical tool it is today. Modernizing our diagnostic services is essential to bringing hospital capabilities into the twenty-first century and to strengthening our relationship with UCSF. When complete, SVH’s new center will not only serve our community by providing access to UCSF-supported care here at home, we also envision this will serve as the North Bay diagnostic hub for UCSF Health, allowing UCSF patients to come here for diagnostic imaging rather than travel into the city.

Again, this could not be accomplished without strong community support. All planning and construction costs, and equipment purchases, are being funded by generous donors through the capital campaign being led by the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation and an excellent capital campaign committee.

Here’s how plans for this new diagnostic center will unfold over the next two years.

This center is the critical next step in the master plan to keep our hospital current and serving the health needs of our community. The opening in 2014 of the new ER and Surgery center was a big step in meeting this goal, and the new diagnostic center continues that plan.

In good health,

Kelly

Kelly Mather
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sonoma Valley Hospital

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