As the coronavirus comes roaring back, California hospitals are
bracing for a surge of patients and urging people not to gather
over the Thanksgiving holiday in a bid to keep already worrisome
numbers from soaring even higher. (EastBayTimes.com)
Stanford Medicine has begun enrolling volunteers to participate
in a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine developed by
Johnson & Johnson — one of a handful of vaccines considered
front-runners in the global race for a
The California Department of Public Health allowed Healdsburg
District Hospital to reopen Wednesday following a 24-day
shutdown that began Oct. 26 when the Kincade fire prompted
mandatory evacuation orders for much of Sonoma County.
Sonoma Valley Hospital will begin construction next month on a
new diagnostic center, hospital officials announced on Tuesday.
The first phase in building its $21 million diagnostic center
will include a new CT scanner, a larger waiting room for patients
and the beginnings of refurbishing existing space that housed the
old emergency department. (Sonomanews.com)
As fire blazed just eight miles away from Sutter Santa Rosa
Regional Hospital, its chief executive Mike Purvis received a
phone call from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Cal Fire,
the state’s fire agency. The hospital was officially being
ordered to evacuate.
Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, a freestanding acute psychiatric
hospital in Santa Rosa, is growing in a health care segment that
historically has been shrinking.
Aurora, which currently has 95 licensed beds, is adding another
49. And construction is underway on a building expansion that
will double the size of Aurora’s outpatient program, adding 3,500
square feet. (North Bay Business Journal)
Adventist Health Ukiah Valley received the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines
– Stroke Honor Roll Gold Quality Achievement Award. This award
recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients
receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally
recognized, research-based guidelines on the latest scientific
evidence. (The Ukiah Daily Journal)
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.
Preliminary figures released Wednesday from the biennial
point-in-time count of the nation’s homeless population show that
the number of homeless in Marin decreased by 7% between January
2019 and January 2017. (Marin Independent Journal)
The Sonoma Valley Hospital recently received certification as
being “acute stroke ready” by the Center for Improvement in
Healthcare Quality. The hospital received the certification based
on its level of care – including its swift response and
application of appropriate medication, according to SVH
officials. (Sonoma Index-Tribune)
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