Sonoma Valley Hospital turns around finances

Through a series of cost-cutting measures – including the controversial closure of its obstetrics department – Sonoma Valley Health Care District officials announced this week that Sonoma Valley Hospital is near the break-even point.

“I’m pleased to report that the hospital is likely to have its best year financially in a long time,” said Joshua Rymer, chair of the Health Care District board of the directors in a statement. “The board received a financial update at the June meeting and the indications are that we will end the current fiscal year on June 30 at, or close to, break-even for net income.” (Sonoma Index-Tribune)