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.

City of Santa Rosa Eyes Gross Receipts Tax

Who What City officials in Santa Rosa are contemplating removal of the current $3,000 cap on the city’s gross receipts tax as an avenue to remedy budget shortfalls. While not-for-profit member hospitals would not be impacted, investor-owned hospitals and medical groups would experience some of the most dramatic tax increases under the proposed plan. Several […]

Sonoma County Health Services Hosts Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative

Who What Sonoma County Health Services hosted a Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative to close Mental Health Awareness Month, engaging 200 leaders from northern California and as far as Rhode Island. The event began with a powerful observation from Sonoma County Supervisor Chris Coursey: “I’ll bet there isn’t a person in this room whose life hasn’t […]

Closing Mental Health Awareness Month in Conversation and Collaboration

Who What The Sonoma County Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with Hospital Council and Dartmouth College’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science program, has invited behavioral health leaders from across northern California to participate in facilitated discussions on May 30 in Santa Rosa, following the successful 2023 Sonoma County community collaborative on behavioral […]

Redwood Coast Hospitals Discuss Pressing Issues

Who What The leaders of the five hospitals representing Del Norte and Humboldt counties gathered in person on April 16 to welcome Mike Lane (Sutter Coast) and Michael Keleman (Providence Eureka and Redwood) to the section and discuss pressing hospital issues. All leaders present expressed concern over workforce availability and cost; Humboldt and Del Norte […]

North Bay Leaders Discuss Workforce and Access

Who What The North Bay Section gathered in person on March 13 to hear an overview of Hospital Council and CHA’s 2024 priorities and discuss health care workforce development. Highlights include:   Takeaway/Next Steps Participants noted their appreciation for having a space where they can speak candidly with colleagues and learn from one another’s experience. Hospital […]

Sonoma County Focuses on Behavioral Health Needs 

Who What Sonoma County is progressing toward better serving the behavioral health needs of its community. Continuing a multi-year process of collaboration with hospitals and other health care organizations, the county gathered leaders in February to share updates and note significant progress.   Within the next two years, the county will:   The expansion of behavioral health […]

Orchestrating Health Care Accessibility in Rural California

Who What As member hospitals and Humboldt County progress toward the construction of a behavioral health crisis triage center (a plan developed with Hospital Council in 2022), 2024 is shaping up to be a year of community collaboratives. Sonoma County has announced a multi-county behavioral health collaborative day on May 30, Adventist Health’s Ukiah Valley Incubate […]

Sonoma County Welcomes Two New Hospital and Regional CEOs


Hospitals with health care facilities located in the city of Berkeley   


The city of Berkeley’s Fair Workweek Ordinance goes into effect on Jan. 12. Passed in 2022, the ordinance requires employers in Berkeley to adhere to certain scheduling and notification requirements for shifts, provide predictability pay to all employees, and offer work to existing employees first.  

CHA and Hospital Council Visit Humboldt County Hospitals

Who What In late September, a group of CHA policy leaders and Hospital Council regional vice presidents traveled to Humboldt County for a section meeting at the historic Ingomar Club and site visits with Southern Humboldt Health and Mad River Community Hospital (see photos below). The Redwood Coast Section meeting kicked off with thanks and […]