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.
April 12, 2017
TWO WEEK LOOK BACK
The following actions have taken place over the last two weeks:
• Paladin Healthcare (Paladin) and St. Joseph Health (SJH) representatives have met to continue to develop a timeline and approach for transitioning information technology services at PVH. Call will take place every two weeks to maintain momentum.
• The legal counsel from all three parties held a call to discuss the process to transition the hospital licenses from SJH to the new operator: Followup meetings are being coordinated with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to discuss the process for Medicaid and Medicare provider requirements.
• A verbal agreement has been reached between the District and SJH for SJH to extend its PVH operation timeline of PVH beyond September 1st if necessary. A finite period of time will be identified that is determined reasonable to aid in a smooth transition.
• SJH has put a hold on District-hosted employee forums at the hospital.
TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD
The following actions are planned for the next two weeks:
• Paladin and SJH representatives will have a call to refine the approach for the transition of the information technology services at PVH
• Legal counsel will contact California Department of Public Health to advance the progress to licensure.
• Paladin, SJH and District representatives have scheduled an in-person work session to finalize the timetable and pathways for transition.
• Barry Wolfman, CEO of Paladin, will be attending the Petaluma Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs meeting on April 21.
The following forums have been scheduled for PVH medical staff, employees and volunteers at the District office at 1425 N McDowell Blvd. to provide further updates, answer questions and provide clarity on the process for both the hospital lease and hospice:
• Wednesday, April 19 at 8 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM