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Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation to Host Educational Annual Women’s Health Symposium in Partnership with UCSF Health On the Topic of Sleep Health

March 23, 2023

Sonoma, CA (March 6, 2023) – Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation, in partnership with UCSF Health, will host its third annual Women’s Health Symposium and luncheon fundraiser May 24th, 2023 at the Hanna Center in Sonoma, California. This in-person educational event offers an opportunity for the public and local and regional community leaders to interact with world-renowned medical experts from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as they discuss cutting-edge information specific to women’s sleep health including a focus on new findings and things you can do to improve yours.

All speakers and the moderator are members of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences team. This year the symposium will feature Andrew Krystal, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Ying-Hui Fu, PhD Professor of Neurology and Liza Ashbrook, MD and Associate Professor of Neurology. These renowned physicians and professors will present their area of expertise and then field questions from the audience.  Andrew Josephson, MD Professor, Chair, Neurology UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences will moderate the event. For more information on the speakers go to the following:      

Sonoma Valley Hospital CEO, John Hennelly, recognizes the importance of our hospital being able to provide this opportunity for Sonoma. “Very few communities the size of Sonoma Valley have access to this kind of expertise and education.  We are fortunate to have our affiliation with UCSF Health. This Symposium is one of many examples of how our affiliation works to improve the health of our community,” John said.  “We are also grateful to the committee members working to make this highly informative event possible.”

“The Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation is thrilled to host our third annual Women’s Health Symposium in our community,” said Dave Pier, Executive Director. “Thanks to our hospital’s affiliation with UCSF Health we have incredibly skilled physicians presenting, interacting with our community members, and discussing important topic of sleep specific to women’s health. We are looking forward to May 24th!”

The Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation has a long history of supporting women’s health initiatives in the Sonoma community. Since 1982 the Foundation’s initiatives have resulted in: 1,000 plus women receiving no-cost mammograms that they could not otherwise afford, a new diagnostic center that is nearing completion, a state-of-the-art emergency department and surgery center, along with many hospital equipment upgrades that directly impact the health of women in the Sonoma Valley community.

The Sonoma Hospital Foundation Women’s Health Symposium will take place at Hanna Center and will be livestreamed on Wednesday, May 24th, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  To sponsor or attend this event please visit the Foundation’s website at The cost is $125 for the in-person luncheon or $50 to access the livestreaming option. To make a donation or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Dave Pier at 707.935.5331 or

About Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation

Since its founding in 1982, Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation has enabled the hospital to enhance medical services, expand health care and wellness programs, upgrade facilities, and offer services to patients who could not otherwise afford to pay for care. Established in 1957, the hospital, with 24 acute care beds and a 27-bed Skilled Nursing Facility, operates under the auspices of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District, which was created in March 22nd, 1946, by community residents who saw a critical shortage of hospital beds in the State following World War II. Today, Sonoma Valley Hospital embraces the Healing Hospital model of care and offers services that encompass the whole spectrum of health care needs, underscoring its mission to “maintain, improve and restore the health of everyone in our community. The Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of Sonoma Valley Hospital, cultivating community support and raising funds to assist the Hospital in its mission to maintain, improve and restore the health of everyone in our community.  Our Hospital relies mainly on reimbursements for services with support from a Parcel Tax. But it also counts on philanthropy dollars raised by the Foundation for capital equipment purchases, some facility improvements, and certain community health services such as our mammography program for uninsured women, which is funded by the Foundation.

About UCSF 

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – as well as Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians and the UCSF Faculty Practice. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and health organizations throughout the Bay Area. Please visit

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