Distinguished Lecture Series – June 2019

Lecture Series

The Foundation is hosting a very important lecture this week providing invaluable information that each one of us needs to know. You are welcome to attend this FREE event. Please join us and bring your friends and family! 2019 Distinguished Lecture Series RECOGNIZING SYMPTOMS OF STROKE, HEART DISEASE and HEART ATTACKS in both Women and…

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Distinguished Lecture Series – May 2019

Lecture Series

The Board of the Sonoma West Medical Foundation would like to personally invite you to attend this week’s lecture with Dr. James K. Gude. Please note that although our lectures are usually on Wednesdays, this month it will be on Thursday, May 23rd. We hope to see you there! 2019 Distinguished Lecture Series Sebastopol as the…

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Response to the District Dismantlers from Palm Drive Health Care District

It’s well-known that a group of Sonoma County residents have been attempting to shut-down the hospital and District for some time. They issued this FAQ sheet, and we are providing an opportunity for the District to respond (see bold text, below). Claims asserted by: Bodega Bay Against Unfair Taxation “BBAUT” FAQ – Bodega Bay Request for Detachment…

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Our community hospital – beloved by patients and employees alike!

Sebastopol is Passionate about Their Community Hospital Written by John Beilharz, posted by Anya Concoff Residents of Sebastopol and West Sonoma County are increasingly enthusiastic about their community hospital. The many positive and supportive comments coming from the folks the hospital serves is underscored by the enthusiasm of hospital healthcare providers and staff alike. As…

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A Life Saved Through Emergency Treatment

Hello there, my name is Nicole Rutkowski, a mother of two, and a baker at family owned Flour Creations Bakery in Cotati. Allow me to tell my story about how, on a late Sunday afternoon, Palm Drive Hospital (now the Sonoma West Medical Center) saved my life. Several years ago, I was a vendor at…

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To Keep the Record Straight

November 20, 2017 Just to keep the record straight, I would like to respond to the opinion piece by Sandra Bodley and Sukey Robb-Wilder which the Press Democrat published on Friday.  In this the authors decry the possibility of the Palm Drive Health Care District taking over management in a restructuring of Sonoma West Medical…

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SWMC’s response to the October fires

By SWMC CNO Barbara Vogelsang On the morning of October 9th, SWMC had four Med Surg patients and one ICU patient. There was a total of six registered nurses in house. When we received word that Santa Rosa was burning, those nurses who had been there for a 12-hour shift didn’t leave. They’d work for…

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KOWS Broadcast 10-03-16

Our broadcast today features Janet McCann, 3D Mammography Technologist from Sonoma West Medical Center.  She discusses women’s health issues and the importance of regular memograms. Also, Miller Phoenix shares healthy recipes featuring pumpkin as an ingredient, as we enter the splendid fall season. And Sylvie, from Honolulu, shares a tropical spin on pumpkin…absolutely delicious!!!! https://s3.amazonaws.com/swmf-kows/KOWS_10-03-16.mp3…

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KOWS Broadcast 09-05-16

Our guest today is Rob Cary, a member of the Sonoma West Medical Center Board of Directors. Rob talks about the tremendous effort brought forward to reopen our hospital and the job of keeping it open. Probably the largest campaign ever launched in the west county, “Open Our Hospital” brought our community together for success.…

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