• Hospital


    Ensuring local access to high-quality emergency and acute care services to Southern Sonoma County residents


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  • Lifeline of the North Bay

    Lifeline of the North Bay

    Offering personal emergency response services 24-hours a day and 365 days a year in six counties


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  • Healthquest

    Healthquest CPR/AED

    Providing CPR/AED/First Aid training and certification to individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers


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  • Health Initiatives

    Health Initiatives

    Bringing together residents, businesses, and local organizations to address key community health priorities 

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The Petaluma Health Care District is a community owned and operated public agency. For more than 65 years, we have been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Southern Sonoma County through leadership, advocacy, support, partnerships and education.

Our vision is to foster a healthier community, a thriving hospital and local access to comprehensive health and wellness services.



We navigate and identify the health needs and priorities of our local residents, and provide or support services and programs in response to these needs. We ensure local access to quality emergency and acute care services at Petaluma Valley Hospital. We bring local partners together to take action to foster policy, system and environmental change to improve the overall health of our community.

“We ensure local access to emergency and acute care services and partner with our community to make Southern Sonoma County a great place to live, work and play.”

About Southern Sonoma County

Located 35 miles north of San Francisco, the idyllic and culturally rich cities within the Petaluma Health Care District’s boundary make Southern Sonoma County a great place for families and businesses. To learn more, check out Petaluma Star and the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Become an informed Sonoma County resident
  • PHCD

    PVH Future Operator

    PHCD is committed to ensuring our community is informed of our efforts to identify an operator for Petaluma Valley Hospital. To help us do that, PHCD will be providing bi-weekly updates that will reflect on our efforts during the previous two weeks and provide insight into our planned actions for the coming two weeks.

    PHCD will be sharing these updates on our blog, our Facebook page and via email. To sign up to receive these updates directly in your inbox, send us an email and let us know. 




    On November 9, 2016, PHCD was honored to be one of five recipients of the Jefferson Award for Public Service from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Established in 1972, the award is given to outstanding organizations and individuals who have had a deep impact on the quality of life in the communities they serve. Previous national recipients include Oprah Winfrey, Cesar Chavez and Jimmy Carter. 

    Read more about the award here.


  • A portrait of Sonoma County

    A Portrait of Sonoma County

    Commissioned by the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, A Portrait of Sonoma County is an in-depth look at how our residents and communities are faring in three fundamental areas of life: health, access to knowledge, and living standards. View the full report here.

    Interested in learning more about Southern Sonoma County’s data? We would be happy to do a presentation for your board, staff, or agency. Contact us to learn more.

  • PHCD

    Healthy Sonoma

    Healthy Sonoma is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Sonoma County, and healthy communities in general. It is intended to help planners, policy makers, and community members learn about issues, identify improvements, and collaborate for positive change.

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Key Community Partners

Southern Sonoma County is a community of vibrant and collaborative partnerships. Our residents and organizations regularly come together to bring needed programs and services that benefit the health of our residents. Below are just some of the organizations with which PHCD is partnering: