When Adventist Health St. Helena announced last month it
will close its birthing center on Jan. 11 because of low patient
volume, the news marked the latest among North Bay community
hospitals reevaluating the sustainability of their obstetrics
In Sonoma County, after seeing a 35% drop in births since 2015,
Sonoma Valley Hospital on Oct. 31, 2018, shuttered its obstetrics
department, one of several cost-cutting moves the hospital made
that year. (Northbaybusinessjournal.com)
Upvalley workers and seniors will soon have a better pulse on
their health and the means to possibly dodge a hospital visit
down the road.
In its latest round of grant-giving to bolster healthcare for
underserved populations in Napa County, the Napa Valley Vintners,
a wine industry trade group, recently awarded $250,000 to the St.
Helena Hospital Foundation.
The NVV’s grants tend to take aim at healthcare and education in
the county, channeling funds into nonprofits providing services
for children and the elderly. (Napa Valley Register)
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