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Kaiser Permanente reopened its Santa Rosa hospital and emergency department today, following an emergency evacuation and closure on Oct. 9 as wildfires approached the building.

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In this first of a two part series, KRCB examines what’s behind the long-term rise in cesarean sections and what can be done to reduce them.

In 2011 Marin General Hospital decided to overhaul their staffing practices. Privately insured pregnant mothers would now receive the same staffing care as publicly insured mothers: Around-the-clock nurse midwives and "laborists" -- obstetricians focused solely on delivering babies rather than maintaining a clinical practice. 

Reborn Palm Drive Hospital Awaits Re-opening

Aug 12, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

How much longer until the former Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol reopens? It could be before the end of the month, but even now, that’s not yet a certainty.

There are still lingering issues to be resolved around the old Palm Drive Hospital's bankruptcy. But Ray Hino, the new CEO for the Sonoma West Medical Center, says those issues will not get in the way of the hospital's reopening and renewed operations.

Seeking a Sustainable Niche in the Operating Room

Jul 15, 2015

  Hospitals are notorious sources of voluminous waste. Rob Chase wants to change that, and has launched a new business aimed at moving the process forward.

   New Gen Surgical founder and CEO Rob Chase believes the time is ripe for bringing a focus on sustainability into hospital operating rooms, as industry leaders are increasingly recognizing the linkage between their patients and the world they live in.

Sebastopol Hospital’s Reopening Delayed

May 6, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

More than a year after it closed, the former Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol is pushing hard to reopen. But no one is certain yet just when that will happen.

New Palm Drive Operating Plan Endorsed

Jan 26, 2015

Sebastopol’s Palm Drive Hospital could reopen in early April with a new name and management team, under a plan endorsed by the Palm Drive Health Care District’s Board of Directors Monday.