Through a series of cost-cutting measures – including the
controversial closure of its obstetrics department – Sonoma
Valley Health Care District officials announced this week that
Sonoma Valley Hospital is near the break-even point.
Preliminary figures released Wednesday from the biennial
point-in-time count of the nation’s homeless population show that
the number of homeless in Marin decreased by 7% between January
2019 and January 2017. (Marin Independent Journal)
The Sonoma Valley Hospital recently received certification as
being “acute stroke ready” by the Center for Improvement in
Healthcare Quality. The hospital received the certification based
on its level of care – including its swift response and
application of appropriate medication, according to SVH
officials. (Sonoma Index-Tribune)
Is it possible something as simple as a special cleanser could
save a patient from getting a health care-associated infection?
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to
test the theory. It examined chlorhexidine (CHG), an
antimicrobial cleansing agent used primarily to bathe patients
hospitalized in the intensive care unit, to see if it could
prevent health care–associated infections (HAIs), particularly
antibiotic-resistant staph infections, known as MRSAs, or
“superbugs.” (NorthBay Business Journal)
Upvalley workers and seniors will soon have a better pulse on
their health and the means to possibly dodge a hospital visit
down the road.
In its latest round of grant-giving to bolster healthcare for
underserved populations in Napa County, the Napa Valley Vintners,
a wine industry trade group, recently awarded $250,000 to the St.
Helena Hospital Foundation.
The NVV’s grants tend to take aim at healthcare and education in
the county, channeling funds into nonprofits providing services
for children and the elderly. (Napa Valley Register)
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