Redwood Coast / North Bay

About Redwood Coast / North Bay

The North Bay and Redwood Coast Sections are comprised of 22 hospitals, representing over 1,600 licensed beds in Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Del Norte, and Humboldt counties.

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Gathers for Incubate Summit

Who What Adventist Health’s North Coast Network gathered for the second quarterly meeting of its Incubate Summit to discuss full scope family medicine (FSFM) residency retention in the Ukiah Valley. Based on feedback from the first gathering of this group in early 2023, the May 1 collaboration took a deeper dive into topics such as […]

Redwood Coast Discussion Includes Proposed Seismic Legislation

Who What Last month, the CEOs from Hospital Council’s Redwood Coast Section gathered via Zoom to discuss CHA/Hospital Council legislative priorities such as seismic, the end of the state of emergency, and wind-down of the federal public health emergency. As seismic legislation currently stands, the 2030 requirements are consequential to every member hospital in the […]

Behavioral Health, Elderly, Poverty, and Workforce Discussions

Who What On Feb. 15, the CEOs from the North Bay Section gathered by Zoom with CHA and Hospital Council to discuss several issues — legislative priorities, behavioral health, workforce, as well as member hospitals’ priorities for the year. Behavioral health remains a top concern and there was robust discussion with CHA’s Kirsten Barlow about […]

Humboldt County Quake, Aftershocks Shake Residents

Who What One year to the day from when an earthquake shook Fortuna, a 6.4-magnitude quake rattled Humboldt County in the early hours of Dec. 20, 2022. Importantly, all four Humboldt County hospitals continued patient care throughout the event and the subsequent aftershocks and power outages. As of early this week, Humboldt County hospitals were […]

Sonoma County Welcomes Tristan Ivy, CEO of Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare

What On Dec. 7, CEOs from Sonoma County’s hospitals gathered at La Gare’s well-heated patio to welcome their newest leader, Tristan Ivy of Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare. Between lively debates over Sonoma’s best hamburger (the jury remains out), leaders discussed full facilities, recruitment challenges, and the lack of availability of behavioral health services in the […]

Humboldt County Assumes Leadership of Crisis Triage Project

Who What Since June, Hospital Council, along with not-for-profit OneFifteen, has been convening a wide range of stakeholders in Humboldt County to discuss optimizing care for behavioral health patients in the county. The discussion has specifically focused on individuals who linger in the emergency department for lack of services. Through a course of working sessions, […]

North Bay Section Meeting

Who What 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 […]

HC Hosts Redwood Coast Section Meeting

Who Redwood Coast Section CEOs and designees What Gathering together at the Historic Carter House Inn in Eureka, Redwood Coast Section CEOs and designees discussed a range of topics from the future of medical reimbursement rates to seismic retrofitting and employee retention bonuses. Topline issues continue to be workforce, housing availability, and the myriad challenges […]

Sutter Coast Celebrates Award of Grant to Fund Rural Residency Program in Crescent City

Who Sutter Coast hospital leadership Elected representatives from Crescent City Sutter regional leadership What On Oct. 4, local elected leaders, Sutter regional leadership, and the leadership of Sutter Coast hospital gathered with select community members to celebrate the announcement of their receipt of $750,000 to start a rural residency training program. Maintaining a robust health […]