Dr. Delgado discusses many personal surgical experiences over his 20 years at Palm Drive Hospital emphasizing the need for emergency surgical services in the West County.
As a leading North Bay surgeon, Dr. Denno describes the revolutionary specialization of ‘Hospitalist’ providing dedicated surgical support at SWMC. She talks about new, inventive disciplines and technology for ‘inpatient medical procedures’. As a long time Sebastopol resident, Dr. Denno has built an extensive reputation and relationship with the 100+ private practice physicians in West County.
Ray Hino, Sonoma West Medical Center’s CEO, guides viewers on a virtual tour of the SWMC, providing an intimate view of some of the transformations taking place inside various medical departments. Major developments include not only repainting of walls, installation of new flooring, and other visual improvements, but also necessary structural upgrades and repairs, and equipment upgrades, making SWMC a state-of-the-art facility.
Dr. Richard Powers, a well-known and respected Family Practice physician in Sebastopol, discusses the serious health effects he has witnessed, over the last year, due to the closing of Palm Drive Hospital. He discusses his ongoing role in treating many patients from the Russian River area, and the perilous situation of not having an emergency hospital to serve the residents of Western Sonoma County, especially in the cases of high floods, earthquakes, and other emergency situations.