PHCD owns Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) and is currently negotiating a definitive agreement to transition and lease the hospital’s operations to Paladin Healthcare. Its current lessee, St. Joseph Health, has agreed to continue to operate PVH to give the District time to reach an agreement with Paladin.
District, Paladin and St. Joseph are currently discussing and developing agreed-upon terms of an operations transfer agreement. Our expectation is that all parties – the District, Paladin and St. Joseph – will work expeditiously to reach the necessary agreements, at which time we will submit the new lease for a public vote.
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PHCD’s Board of Directors and CEO are committed to helping the community stay up-to-date on the process and engaged in our progress.
Petaluma Valley Hospital Operations Transition Updates
These updates are aimed at providing information and an official perspective to all Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) medical staff, employees and volunteers on the work being undertaken by all three parties involved in this transaction. It is the expectation of the District that all three parties and their representatives make themselves available for important meetings and calls to keep the momentum and accomplish our common goal of a smooth transition. Please do not hesitate to contact Ramona Faith if you receive any information that is contrary to these communications or if you have concerns.
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LATEST UPDATE: November 10, 2017
• After spending the majority of October serving in an emergency response capacity due to the Sonoma County fires, we reconvened with Paladin on October 30 to address outstanding issues in the Lease and Transfer Agreements to operate Petaluma Valley Hospital. The need for building and paying for a stand-alone IT system well in advance of the transfer of the hospital continues to be a major issue in the transition of operations. Discussions are ongoing.
• Petaluma Valley Hospital continues to serve the community and provide top quality inpatient and outpatient health services. It is with gratitude that we acknowledge the exceptional efforts and care our physicians, staff and volunteers provided to those impacted by the North Bay Fires, even when many of our team members were themselves directly impacted. Thank you.