Section Update

North Bay Section Meeting


  • Hospital Council North Bay Section CEOs and designee


Hospital leadership from Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties convened on Nov. 2 at a Lake County farm to receive a 2022 overview from Hospital Council President & CEO Bryan Bucklew; discuss rural health care and workforce development with Peggy Wheeler, CHA vice president, policy; and network among colleagues.

The section also welcomed two new leaders to the table: Rachel Reader, Providence’s Healdsburg and Petaluma Valley Hospitals; and Tristan Ivy, Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

With representatives from Adventist, Kaiser Permanente, Providence, Signature Behavioral Healthcare, Sonoma Valley Hospital, and Sutter, the dialogue underscored the importance of cross-hospital relationships and the convening support of Hospital Council. Topline issues remain workforce, housing, and appropriately meeting the needs of behavioral health patients.