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.
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.