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.



April 12, 2017


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.

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

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