Sonoma Valley Hospital officials are almost ready to show off the hospital's new emergency room and surgery center, unveiling plans for an open house and barbecue with live music on Nov. 16.
The new 12,243-square-foot wing was paid for by a $35-million general obligation bond voters passed in 2008 and an additional fundraising campaign to pay for medical equipment and other costs. That campaign has raised $8.9 million of the $11 million needed, hospital officials said.
“We want to thank everyone in the Sonoma Valley for their tremendous support and encourage them to see what we have together created for our community – one of the most advanced Emergency Departments in the North Bay,” said Kelly Mather, SVH CEO, said in a statement. “It’s been a long time in coming, but I think everyone who sees it will feel it’s an investment that will give back to our community for years to come.”
The new Emergency Department, which is expected to be fully operational by midDecember, is formally named the Marcia and Gary Nelson Family Emergency Care Center in honor of its lead donor. It occupies the first floor of the new wing, with the new Surgery Center occupying the second floor.
Here are the details on the Nov. 16 unveiling of the new wing:
- 10:00 – 2:00 PM Tours of New Wing; Self-Guided With Staff Available to Answer
- Questions; Refreshments Served in Entry Garden
- 12:00 – 1:30 PM Street Party Celebration Begins; Barbecue Lunch, Live Music
- 2:30 – 3:30 PM Formal Comments by Hospital Leadership and Local Dignitaries