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SWMC Business Plan Accepted By Palm Drive Board


The Palm Drive Health Care District Board met on January 26th to review the Sonoma West Medical Center Business Plan, as presented by President/CEO Raymond Hino. After discussion, the Board voted to officially accept the Plan, and work with Mr. Hino and the Sonoma West Medical Center Board of Directors to open the hospital in the spring of 2015.

Sonoma West Medical Center Physical Plant Improvements Accepted

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On January 19th the Palm Drive Health Care District Board met and accepted $500,000 for physical plant improvements requested by Sonoma West Medical Center to meet California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development requirements and to improve building aesthetics.

Sonoma West Featured in Today’s Press Democrat


Sonoma West Medical Center received some nice publicity today in The Press Democrat about the progress we are making to open our hospital in April 2015. We are grateful to everyone who has been working so hard to keep this project moving forward. It is rewarding for all of us to receive this positive article on our progress.

Some highlights from the article include:

“As Palm Drive Hospital board approves funding for facility maintenance, the picture is looking brighter for spring reopening.”

“It’s clear that we are progressing and moving the ball down the field, and we’re working together,” said Dennis Colthurst, one of two new board members elected in November.

Colthurst and newly elected board member Dr. Richard Powers both opposed the April 28 closure of the hospital last spring and are part of what appears to be renewed momentum to rebrand and relaunch the hospital.

“I think it became clear to everyone involved that the west county community wants a hospital,” said Colthurst of the November election.

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You can join us in supporting the opening of Sonoma West Medical Center through donations and volunteering at the Sonoma West Medical Foundation.