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.

Physical Plant Improvements

Palm Drive Hospital

Palm Drive HospitalOn January 19th the Palm Drive Health Care District Board will be reviewing and voting on 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. Funds to underwrite the improvements are being donated to the District by the Palm Drive Health Care Foundation. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the Palm Drive Hospital conference room, located at 501 Petaluma Avenue, in Sebastopol. The meeting is open to the Public.

The Board is scheduled to meet again on January 26th at noon in the same location to vote on the Sonoma West Medical Center Business Plan and the Management Services Agreement. That meeting will also be open to the Public. Friends of the new Sonoma West Medical Center are encouraged to attend and show their support. For more information about these meetings please contact the Palm Drive Health Care Foundation at 707-823-8312

Raymond Hino Speaking At Sebastopol Grange

Ray Hino, CEO, Sonoma West Medical Center, speaking to the Community

Ray Hino, CEO, Sonoma West Medical Center, speaking to the CommunityRaymond Hino, CEO of Sonoma West Medical Center, will be speaking to members of the Sebastopol Grange on January 27th at 6:30 PM. He will present the plan for the new medical center and will be answering questions.

When: January 27th, 6:30PM

Where: Sebastopol Grange
Grange Hall: 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12

This potluck and meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

If you are a member of a local group or club interested in hearing more about the new Sonoma West Medical Center, please contact the Sonoma West Medical Foundation at 707-823-8312.