Petaluma Healthcare District Set to Review Lease Options for Hospital

Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) is pleased to announce that two hospital operators completed the bid process to lease and operate Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) when its 20-year agreement with St. Joseph Health expires in January 2017. St. Joseph Health and Prime Healthcare Services have submitted refined proposals for lease options, which PHCD will review Read More »

Bond passage required for mandated Kaweah Delta upgrade

At this time of year, many of us create “goals for the year” or resolutions. “Better heath” is usually on most lists. Rarely do our resolutions include: “survive a heart attack” or “get treated for an injury” or “have successful emergency surgery.” The reality, however, is that many of us, over the course of the Read More »

E-smoke, tobacco bills on the move

Hang on to your hats, California smokers — a cyclone of tobacco legislation is blowing through the Golden State. Moves to crack down on electronic cigarettes, further regulate smokes in the workplace, raise the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21 years old and create new tobacco taxes all won support from the Senate health Read More »

Special Session Gives New Life to Tobacco Bills

The legislative move to shift six tobacco-related bills to the special session on health care was a remarkable event in the California Legislature, basically circumventing the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, which had put up strong resistance to two of the bills. “It’s not every year we have a special session on health, so we’re Read More »

Jerry Brown signs California vaccine bill

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed one of the strictest schoolchild vaccination laws in the country, eliminating personal and religious belief exemptions for vaccines. The governor’s signature came one day after the state Senate moved the bill to his desk, following months of protests and fierce debate at the Capitol. “The science is clear that Read More »

Tri-City Healthcare District Awards Community Grants

The Tri-City Healthcare District serves its community in many ways. In addition to providing medical care and wellness programs close to home, it has a tradition of giving back to the community through its annual community health grants. This year, 22 organizations received $475,000. Each year, the healthcare district’s board of directors allocates funds for Read More »

Assembly Declares May 2015 Healthcare District Month

ACHD is pleased to announce that the California State Assembly voted to adopt ACR 69 (Chavez) today and declare May 2015 as Healthcare District Month. ACR 69 recognizes the essential role Healthcare Districts play in the communities they serve throughout California. The adoption of ACR 69 by the Assembly continues the critical work of educating Read More »

Hospital Participates in County-Wide Ebola Drill

Fort Bragg, California – November 21, 2014 — “Patient arrives at the Emergency Room; temperature 102.3◦ F, with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. . . .” This scenario happens hundreds of times a year at the hospital.  However, this could be something much more serious than a case of the flu. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) can Read More »