John Hennelly has been named president and CEO of Sonoma Valley
Hospital, effective mid-April, according to an announcement today
by Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board and UCSF
Almost one year after school campuses were closed statewide, hope
is on the horizon.
In partnership with Fresno County public health and Valley
Children’s hospital, Fresno Unified School District officials say
by the end of March, all educators and staff who want a COVID
vaccine will get their shot. (ABC30.com)
In a bid to create desperately needed psychiatric hospital beds
for children and teens in crisis, Santa Clara County officials
last month unveiled plans to build a new state-of-the-art
facility right in the heart of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is loaning Mee Memorial Hospital in
King City an ultra-cold freezer unit that will enable the
hospital to boost the numbers of vaccinations it will be able to
provide to the southern Monterey County area where agricultural
workers have been hard hit by COVID-19. (montereyherald.com)
Kaiser Permanente’s plans to build a new medical center at
Sacramento’s Railyards appear to be gaining momentum.
Since at least 2015, Kaiser has been gearing up plans for a
420-bed hospital in Sacramento’s Railyards north of Downtown. The
14-story hospital is one of the flagship projects planned for the
Railyards development. (bizjournals.com)
Enloe Medical Center’s emergency medicine specialist Dr. Charles
Merriman has received the 2020 Physician Legacy Award.
For 26 years Merriman, who retired in fall 2020, has been a
hospital leader and champion of quality patient care. According
to Enloe, Merriman leaves a legacy of engaging and developing
physicians and fostering a culture of quality improvement.
The recent surge of COVID-19 infections hit the Peninsula harder
than when the pandemic first reached the region last March,
leaving many nurses sitting bedside as infected patients die
without their families nearby.
“This has been, in my 25-year-career, the most devastating way to
see someone leave this Earth,” said Rachel Daly, a respiratory
therapist and clinical services manager with San Mateo Medical
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