Sonoma Valley Hospital

Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board Seeks Candidates For Two Open Committee Positions

January 13, 2023

Sonoma Valley Health Care District announced at the January board meeting that its Finance Committee has two “community member” positions open and invites members of the community to apply. Experience in finance or healthcare finance is preferred. Applicants must be District residents. Interested parties can submit a letter of interest noting why he/she wants to serve and what contribution can be made to the Committee and provide a copy of their professional biography or resume to the Board for consideration.  

The Finance Committee reports to the Board of Directors and oversees management of finances to ensure that the hospital is financially sustainable. The Board looks to the Finance Committee to ask questions; to ask for analysis; to track projects over time; and to look at the month-to-month financials and help plan the annual budget. The Committee meets monthly, and it is expected that members attend 90% of the meetings. The term is four years. There is no compensation.

“With seven members of its nine appointed from the community, the Finance Committee is a very important element in the governance and oversight of Sonoma Valley Hospital, ensuring its sustainability to serve the healthcare needs of the community,” said Bill Boerum, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair. Boerum elaborated more stating, “The Committee’s responsibilities include reviewing Sonoma Valley Hospital’s monthly financial statements and the administration’s plans and actions for improving financial performance; reviewing the hospital’s operating and capital budgets for recommendations to the district board of directors; monitoring the district’s debt and recommending financing alternatives; and reviewing the hospital’s insurance and investment programs.”

Applicants should send information to Vivian Woodall, Board Clerk, Sonoma Valley Health Care District, Sonoma Valley Hospital, 347 Andrieux Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, or email: by Friday, February 10, 2023.

For more information, please contact directly, Bill Boerum, Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair at

Sonoma Valley Hospital

Sonoma Valley Hospital (SVH) is a full-service acute care district hospital located in the City of Sonoma, California, providing compassionate expert care to the 42,000 residents of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District. The Hospital has 24 acute care beds and maintains a 27-bed Skilled Nursing Facility. SVH is the sole provider of acute inpatient care in the Sonoma Valley and offers a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient services with an ICU, surgical services and outpatient clinical testing and treatment. The Hospital has an affiliation with UCSF Health to better serve the community.

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