Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce Gets Private Tour of Sonoma West

Sebastopol Chamber of commerce at Sonoma West Medical Center

Sebastopol Chamber of CommerceSonoma West hosted the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 23rd. The well-attended event was highlighted by business leaders from the local community being given a private tour of the soon-to-be opened hospital. Exit polls were an overwhelming ‘thumbs up.’

Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce Gets Private Tour

Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce Gets Private Tour

Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce Gets Private Tour

“What a great gathering and the enthusiasm for the new hospital was contagious. We will be thrilled to welcome back  West County’s largest employer  and this invaluable community asset.”
~Teresa Ramondo, Executive Director/CEO

Announcing SWMC Hospital Services

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Announcing SWMC Services

This is an exciting time!

Announcing SWMC ServicesHundreds of people have toured our facility over the past months to witness the ongoing transformation and find out about the new Sonoma West Medical Center, and one question is always on everybody’s mind: “What services will you be providing?”

After a year of planning, recreating and rebuilding, of hiring and training a cohesive team of the best health professionals, it’s time to announce our new Hospital Services!

Learn more about these services and the doctors who run them. Over the next few months we will be rolling out an expanding a number of Specialty Institutes to serve urgent needs of our community.

Sonoma West Medical Center is Growing, Inside and Out

Sonoma West Medical Center Map

Sonoma West Medical Center is not just reopening our doors — we are growing our new medical complex in a multitude of ways, some of which you can’t even see when you first enter. Not only are we creating new space inside the facility, we are also expanding our walls to include more facilities beyond the old hospital boundaries.

Sonoma West Medical Center MapPatient Education Wing

One way we’ve created new space inside the hospital is by switching to electronic record-keeping, allowing us to eliminate much of our use of paper. This system is more efficient, saving us time and space. The old billing, administration and record-keeping wing has now been repurposed into the new Patient Education Department which will serve as a critical link between patients, family, doctors, and hospital services. Everything from handling patient admissions, scheduling appointments and answering insurance questions will be taken care of here. The department will also offer classes, institute seminars and other patient services.

Specialty Institutes Building

The new SWMC healthcare model was created in response to the high demand in the community for specialty healthcare services. Over 3,000 square feet of building space has been leased across from the main hospital building and is currently being remodeled to house our many new institutes including Neurology, Urology, Endocrinology and many more. As more specialty services are added, more space and support will be increased.

Telemedicine Hub

How can a hospital have 50 specialized physicians on site 24/7? It can’t really. But through advances in robotics and telemedicine, within minutes our highly-skilled physicians are available to monitor patients at the bedside or even in the operating room. The remote delivery of this crucial expertise anywhere and anytime is a mandatory part of the new SWMC healthcare model. The Telemedicine Hub not only supports SWMC, but also serves ten other hospitals in Northern California.

Technology Support Center

Every department of the new SWMC is being revamped with new high-tech medical support systems. These include electronic ID card systems; Cloud-based electronic health records and hospital management; automated drug dispensaries; doctor & nurse tablet systems; patient video conferencing systems, and more. The new ‘paperless’ SWMC is all about better patient care through technology. Best of all, the SWMC Tech Support Center is just across the driveway from the main building.

Many people will see our main hospital building and may never realize it is just the core of a much larger medical complex. No matter. SWMC will continue to expand its service offerings and increase its functional space around this hospital core. As the healthcare needs of the West County community grow, SWMC will expand to meet those needs.

Tours are Resuming This Saturday. Come See Your New Hospital!

Come see Your new Hospital!

The new tour dates are April 25th, May 2nd and May 9th.

Sonoma West Medical Center is in the process of opening, and people want to know what is going on, so we are opening our doors to the public. Every Saturday we will offer guided group tours from 2-4 PM up until opening day.

Come see Your new Hospital!

Join Christine Smith in the operating room

Visitors are amazed at all the upgrades in the hospital:

  • Extensive renovation and remodeling
  • New cloud based hospital management and records system, that has opened up new space for new patient services.
  • Expansion to adjacent facilities for new service offerings such as Neurology (Alzheimer’s, headaches, etc.), Orthopedics and Sport Medicine, Urology, Endocrinology (diabetes and hormone disorders), Wound Care, and many others.

Some of the things you will see on the tours:

  • Meet the doctors (a half dozen video monitors will have videos along the tour explaining how their area is expanding and advancing.
  • No-Wait ER…Walk through an entirely new way of delivering emergency care that means you are ‘door to doctor’ in an average of 5 minutes.
  • New single bed patient rooms with iPad videoconferencing, 24 hour room service from menus prepared by onsite chef’s, guest chair-beds, and many more amenities for the patients and family members.

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