Q&A with Ramona Faith, Petaluma Health Care District

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Ramona Faith, MSN, joined the Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) as CEO in 2011, bringing nearly 30 years of nursing and healthcare executive leadership experience to the organization.

Previously, she served as executive director of nursing services and nursing quality at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and before that, chief nursing officer and administrator for Petaluma Valley Hospital. She has also been an adjunct nursing faculty member for Santa Rosa Junior College,
Dominican University and Sonoma State University. She also serves on several community-based
boards and organizations.

What is a health care district, and specifically, the role of the Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD)?

Health care districts are public entities that provide community-based health care services in response to specifc needs of their jurisdictions. Services may include a hospital, clinic, skilled nursing facility or emergency medical services, as well as education, prevention and wellness programs. California has 78 health care districts, each governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees who are directly accountable to the communities they serve.

PHCD was established in 1946 to serve Southern Sonoma County. Our mission is to foster a healthier community through local access to comprehensive health and wellness services. We own Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) and lease its operations to St. Joseph Health.

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