Forging a New Path for Petaluma Valley Hospital

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.


For more information on the due diligence process PHCD undertook to select its new long-term operation, please click here.

 


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.

 


 

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LATEST UPDATE: May 9, 2017
 

The bi-weekly update is 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.

TWO WEEK LOOK BACK
The following actions have taken place over the last two weeks:

• Leaders from the District, SJH and Paladin met in Santa Rosa to discuss and reach agreement on a variety of transition-related issues.

• Paladin and SJH representatives have met several times to develop an approach to transition IT services. Each party is having separate discussions with platform vendors.

• Attorneys from the District, SJH and Paladin are in discussion with the California Department of Public Health to identify the appropriate path to licensure under Paladin.

• Joel Freedman, Chairman of Paladin, and his wife attended the Petaluma Valley Hospital Foundation Benedetti Celebration and donated 10K to the Fund the Need campaign.

• The District contributed 15K to the Fund the Need campaign. The event was very well done - Petaluma at its finest. 



TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD
The following actions are planned for the next two weeks:

• Meetings are ongoing between parties to reach agreements on various transition issues.

• The District and Paladin are in the process of finalizing the transfer and lease agreement.

• Paladin and SJH representatives will have a meeting, with District representatives present, to review progress made on all the areas being discussed and assessed.

• The District has asked that at this meeting a reasonable timeline for transition be discussed and confirmed.

 

 

Reports and Presentations

Key Informant and Focus Group Summary Report

PHCD Request for Proposals

2016 Property Condition Report

Petaluma Valley Hospital Retrospective - Wayne Fairchild


Due Diligence News

 

April 13, 2017

Petaluma Health Care District in Focus

 

March 15, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Hospital changes

March 15, 2017
Paladin, St. Joseph work through Petaluma Hospital transfer agreement

March 10, 2017
Vote for New Petaluma Valley Hospital Lease Deferred

March 2, 2017
Poll: Paladin right choice to run PV hospital

February 26, 2017
Petaluma Valley Hospital's new manager Paladin Healthcare known for turnarounds but facility is healthy

February 17, 2017
Petaluma Health Care District Moves Forward With Paladin Healthcare as Recommended Operator for Petaluma Valley Hospital 

February 6, 2017
Three Operators Vying for Petaluma Valley Hospital

January 30, 2017
Petaluma Valley Hospital Contract Gets Bidding Interest

January 26, 2017
Early Interest in Petaluma Hospital Contract

November 13, 2016
Petaluma Health Care District Plans New Hospital Process

October 20, 2016
Details emerge in hospital talks

October 6, 2016
Petaluma Patch - Petaluma Health Care District and St. Joseph Health End Lease Negotiations for Petaluma Valley Hospital

October 5, 2016
Petaluma Health Care District and St. Joseph Health End Lease Negotiations for Petaluma Valley Hospital

October 5, 2016
Petaluma Argus Courier - St. Joseph Out as Petaluma Valley Hospital Operator

October 5, 2016
North Bay Business Journal - St. Joseph Health, Petaluma Health Care District End Hospital Negotiations

April 28, 2016
St. Joseph top bid for PVH

January 22, 2016
St. Joe's, Prime Healthcare bid to operate Hospital

January 19, 2016
Petaluma Health Care District Set to Review Two Lease Options for Petaluma Valley Hospital

January 5, 2016
Petaluma Valley Hospital's future up for discussion

December 3, 2015
Petaluma Hospital Bids Coming Into Focus

November 10, 2015
Petaluma Health Care District Seeks Public Input on Priorities for Selection of Pe taluma Valley Hospital Operator

October 20, 2015
Petaluma Health Care District Moves Due Diligence Process Forward
Announces four potential operators at Petaluma Valley Hospital


September 24, 2015
Multiple bids for Petaluma hospital 

September 24, 2015
Important health decision