PHCD NEWS

May 13, 2015 - Press Release
Association of California Healthcare Districts Names Petaluma “Healthcare District of the Year”

Governing Association Touts PHCD’s Inspiring Community Health Initiatives in Bestowing Prestigious Award

PHCD is proud to announce that it has been honored as California's Healthcare District of the Year by the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD). PHCD
 Board President Elece Hempel, Treasurer Jospehine Thornton, and CEO Ramona Faith attended ACHD's 63rd Annual Confrence in Monterey where they were presented with the award at a special dinner and ceremony on May 7. The award, given to just one out of 78 districts, seeks to recognize a District that has implemented programs or services that have yielded direct and measurable benefits on the health and well-being of its residents


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May 7, 2015
City of Petaluma Declares May 2015 "Health Care District Month" - Positively Petaluma

Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) is pleased to announce that the Petaluma City Council voted last night to declare May 2015 as Health Care District Month.


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From left to right: Wayne Van Patten Jr.; Petaluma Save-A-Life; John Furrer, Petaluma Save-A-Life; Ted Williams, Save Lives Sonoma; Apryl Lopez; Tina Deason, PHCD; Wendi Thomas, Petaluma Valley Hospital; Jody Pater-Bradley, REDCOM 911 Dispatch; Maria Larsen; Joetta Furrer, Petaluma Save-a-Life; Teresa Scott, St. Joseph Health Front row: Ramona Faith, PHCD CEO; Tami Bender, PHCD

May 5, 2015 - Press Release
City of Petaluma Declares May 2015

City Council Vote Pays Tribute to Petaluma Health Care District’s Work and Promotion of Health Care Awareness and Options in the Community

PHCD is pleased to announce that the Petaluma City Counci voted last night to declare May 2015 as Health Care District Month. This declaration recognizes the essential role PHCD plays in Southern Sonoma County and the importance of creating and promoting health and wellness programs, services and initatives that contribute to the health and vitatlity of the community.


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Back row from left to right: David McGhee, CEO, Association of California Healthcare Districts; Elece Hempel, President, PHCD Board of Directors; Samuel “Mike” McCreary, Chairman, Association of California Healthcare Districts Board of Directors Front row from left to right: Josephine Thornton, Treasurer, PHCD Board of Directors; Ramona Faith, CEO, PHCD

May 1, 2015
Health care district seeks operator for Petaluma Valley Hospital - Petaluma Argus Courier

The district that runs Petaluma's only hospital is listening to the community as it looks for an operator for Petaluma Valley Hospital.


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April 27, 2015
2015 Forty Under 40 - The North Bay Business Journal

Erin Hawkins, 30, Community Outreach Project Manager for the Petaluma Health Care District receives Forty under 40 award.  Erin's role is to ensure that the health and wellness needs of the diverse communities are understood and addressed in Southern Sonoma County.


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April 22, 2015
Positively Petaluma News Article

Daughters Save Mother's Life After Learning CPR Through HeartSafe Program.  This is an amazing story about a local youth who stepped up and saver her mother using the CPR.


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City of Petaluma Declares May 2015 "Health Care District Month"
Left to right:  Andrew Koblick, Suzanne Cochrane, Ramona Faith, Elece Hempel, Tami Bender, Tina Deason, and Maria Larsen

April 6, 2015
Health Industry, Whole Foods Offering free wellness Program

North Bay health care industry leaders have formed a unique partnership to bring wellness classes to the public for free.  St. Joseph Health, Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) and Whole Foods will be offering trainings and lectures on health and well-being throughout the year.  The goal of these programs is to offer a variety of tools nd techniques that will improve the lives of the attendees.


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March 26, 2015
Elece Hempel: Co-Woman of the Year, Argus Courier

Elece Hempel, executive director of Petaluma People Services Center, was named co-woman of the year for Sen. Lois Wolk’s Third District. Wolk, D-Davis, honored Hempel and Dr. Geni Bennetts of Napa County for their contributions to improve lives in their communities as part of Women’s History Month.

“As executive director of Petaluma People Services Center, Elece Hempel is an invaluable asset to Sonoma County,” Wolk said in a statement. “As a 22 year resident of Petaluma, nobody understands the needs of the underserved in Petaluma better than Elece. “Elece is an outstanding resource and I rely on her to help serve our mutual constituents,” said Wolk.

Hempel received the award on March 27 at a ceremony at Robert Craig Winery Tasting Room in Napa.

2015 Forty under 40 - North Bay Business Journal 
From left to right: Suzanne Cochrane 
Erin Hawkins, and Ramona Faith

March 30, 2015
North Bay Business Journal - Spotlight: Leaders in Health Care

Spotlighting Ramona Faith, CEO, MSN, RN


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March 30, 2015
North Bay Business Journal - Spotlight: Leaders in Health Care

Spotlighting Ramona Faith, CEO, MSN, RN


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March 16, 2015
North Bay Business Journal

Q & A with Ramona Faith, Petaluma Health Care District


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