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SR Press Democrat, October 6, 2015: Hospital Waits to Reopen

Sebastopol hospital losing millions while it waits to reopen BY MARTIN ESPINOZA, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Late last year, when supporters embarked on an ambitious plan to resurrect the failed Palm Drive Hospital, they set a target date of early April for the grand opening. Five months later, the hospital remains closed, and neither hospital officials nor […]

PDHCD Adopts Tobacco Licensure Resolution

July 6, 2015.  The PDHCD Board recently passed resolution 15-05 in support of a proposed ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sonoma to require the licensure of tobacco retailers in order to decrease youth access to tobacco products. The ordinance intended to promote a healthier community would include the following: A […]

New exec hired by Health Care District

Sonoma West Times and News, August 19, 2015 Board seeks to broaden community health care partnerships Palm Drive Health Care District has found a new executive director to lead the strained health services organization as it navigates bankruptcy proceedings. This month the board of directors unanimously agreed to hire Sonoma State University Lecturer Alanna Brogan. […]

S&P withdraws rating on Palm Drive bonds

SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT, AUGUST 20, 2015 Standard & Poor’s has withdrawn its junk bond rating on Palm Drive Health Care District’s parcel tax revenue debt after the district failed to provide timely information requested by the credit rating agency.  Read more…

Sebastopol man invests heart, fortune in reviving hospital for western Sonoma County

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, August 15, 2015 All aroundBY MARTIN ESPINOZA Dan Smith, medical staff in scrubs and office workers in button shirts go about their urgent business, reviewing health care procedures, fine-tuning administrative processes, testing medical equipment — all in preparation for the rebirth of a small community hospital in Sebastopol. Read more…

Sonoma West Times & News, March 18, 2015

Palm Drive District Explores Health Care Issues in West County April 2 meeting presents findings from community outreach series Looking past all the current excitement and scattered protests over the reopening of Palm Drive Hospital, the board of directors for the West County’s health care district is peeling into other layers of health care issues […]

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, June 1, 2015

 Palm Drive Health Care District looks to recast its role By Martin Espinoza June 1, 2015 Palm Drive Health Care District, which for years focused on keeping a troubled Sebastopol hospital alive, is seeking to recast its role in west Sonoma County. The district is hoping to broaden its mission beyond its traditional responsibility of […]