Just three short years ago the city of Willits received the gift of a state of the art hospital when Adventist Health Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH) was built. Today the 25-bed hospital is full most days as are the many physician rooms at the corresponding Redwood Medical Clinic. But, HMH president Jason Wells says growth is on the horizon. (The Willits News)
Adventist Health announced Dec. 7 its decision to align strategies between Adventist Health Ukiah Valley and Adventist Health Howard Memorial under a unified leadership team led by Jason Wells, who will assume the role as President over both campuses effective Jan. 7, 2019. (The Willits News)
Annually on the third Thursday of November, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health leads National Rural Health Day, an annual day of recognition for those who serve the vital health needs of nearly 60 million people residing in America’s rural communities, estimated to be one in five Americans.
We are pleased to announce the Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Infusion Center has been recognized as a “Community Star” this 2018 National Rural Health Day for its quality and individualized care in our community. (The Ukiah Daily Journal)
Adventist Health Ukiah Valley President and longtime executive Gwen Matthews has announced her intent to retire at the beginning of 2019. Matthews is a 45-year veteran of healthcare, the last 25 with Adventist Health. She has held the role of CEO and president of Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, formerly known as Ukiah Valley Medical Center, for over seven years. (The Ukiah Daily Journal)
Frank Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH), part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, is now recognized as one of 11 Level IV Trauma centers in the state.
Despite the cost, and risk to mother and baby, the number of women giving birth by cesarean delivery, or C-section, increased by 60 percent in the U.S. between 1996 and 2009, and by 2011 it was the nation’s most common operating room procedure.
With a resurgence of midwives, however, studies show that C-section rates at hospitals where they are employed are much lower. (North Bay Business Journal)
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