Argument in Favor of Measure CC
Measure CC ends years of uncertainty regarding the future of Petaluma Valley Hospital and ensures our community hospital, including southern Sonoma County’s only emergency room, remains open for at least 20 more years. A no vote on this measure puts the hospital’s future at risk.
Measure CC lays the foundation for a more sustainable future for the hospital by approving the terms of an agreement between the Petaluma Health Care District and NorCal HealthConnect, LLC, a secular affiliate of Providence St. Joseph Health, to acquire the hospital and its assets for $52.6 million dollars – funds to improve the health of southern Sonoma County residents by investing in services and programs that address our region’s most challenging community health priorities. Measure CC will not result in any increase in taxes.
As part of their commitment to continue offering quality care, all health care services offered by the hospital today, including its emergency department, will continue for at least 20 years as part of the agreement, with the exception of OB services, which will be preserved for at least five years after the transaction closes.
Additional safeguards ensure all employees an opportunity to continue their employment and maintains local representation on the Hospital’s new community board.
Measure CC provides the stability residents need during a medical emergency. The hospital will not only serve Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital patients, but also accept Kaiser patients who can stay close to home during a medical emergency instead of driving to Santa Rosa.
Amidst increasing uncertainty for community hospitals Measure CC is the most viable path forward to guarantee our acute care hospital and emergency room remains open for at least 20 more years, while providing the Petaluma Health Care District with resources to meet southern Sonoma County’s health care needs.
Yes on Measure CC!
/s/ Rajina Ranadive MD, Board-Certified Physician, Petaluman
/s/ Carol Ann Libarle, 4th Generation Petaluman
/s/ Alicia Hansel, Local Business Owner, Parent
/s/ Abraham Solar, Director of Hispanic Ministry
Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce
/s/ Kevin Jones, Board President
About the Yes on Measure CC campaign
In the November 3, 2020 election, voters in the Petaluma Health Care District will be asked whether or not to approve an agreement to sell Petaluma Valley Hospital and its assets for $52.6 million dollars to NorCal HealthConnect, LLC, a secular (non-religious) affiliate of Providence St. Joseph Health.
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Frequently Asked Questions
As the campaign unfolds and through public informational meetings hosted by the Petaluma Health Care District, we’ve heard a variety of questions regarding the future of Petaluma Valley Hospital. Find answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions here.
Ad paid for by Yes on CC, Petaluma Citizens for Quality Healthcare, sponsored by Western HealthConnect and its affiliate, NorCal HealthConnect.
Committee major funding from Providence St. Joseph Health.