The is having a big year – they inked an IPA agreement with Marin, passed measure A and now, finally, after months of planning and fund-raising they're nearing the start of a major renovation project.
A decade in the works, the hospital breaks ground on their new wing later this week. The 16-000-square-foot wing will house a new emergency room with trauma and triage facilities, new staff facilities, and a surgical center with three operating rooms. More importantly than the added space, the renovation will overhaul the hospital's tech facilities – building interlinked network access for use of electronic medical records.
You can find more information of the space on the hospital's website.
To celebrate the start of construction, the hospital is hosting a groundbreaking this Thursday, May 10 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. The event will boast speakers, a video about the hospital, and remarks from board members Madolyn Agrimonti and Bill Boerum and Mayor Joanne Sanders.
For Kelly Mather, president and CEO at the hospital, the organization is on the precipice of a period of great expansion and change.
"Now, for all of those of you who feel you need to go out of town for specialty care take note," Mather wrote in an open letter to Hospital patrons. "We now have, right here in town, thanks to our strong and growing relationship with , a wonderful urologist....[and a] outstanding hematologist/oncologist."
So, what do you think of the new building project? Are you worried about parking and construction noise, like so many neighbors who have voiced concerns at ? Most importantly: Will you use the Sonoma Valley facility for critical medical care, or will you go out of town?