The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, bringing together our community to engage donors in the support of healthcare in northern Sonoma County, which includes all who live or work in the communities of Windsor, Healdsburg, Geyserville, Cloverdale, and north to the Mendocino County line.
The foundation awards grants to organizations that support its goal to advance and promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all residents of northern Sonoma County. Currently, they are leading a $14.5 million capital campaign to benefit Healdsburg District Hospital. A few achievements include:
- Supported funding in partnership with the Wetzel family for the 6,500 square foot Wetzel Family Emergency Department at Healdsburg District Hospital.
- Supported funding in partnership with Ed and Betty Kozel for the Kozel Stroke Institute, which uses robotic telepresence, allowing medical staff to work directly with specialists in remote locations. We are the first rural community to incorporate this innovative technology!
- Supported funding in partnership with Patricia and Raymond Chambers for the reopening of the Healdsburg District Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, giving patients local state-of-the-art ICU technology and excellent medical care. Previously, patients routinely transferred to other hospitals for ICU-level care.
- Supported funding for a state-of-the-art digital mammogram and DEXA scanner for the Women’s Health Center.
The foundation is committed to improving the healthcare of northern Sonoma County with future plans including:
- New information technology for hospital, clinics and providers.
- Efforts to retain and recruit physicians.
- New radiology and diagnostic equipment at Healdsburg District Hospital.
The foundation is volunteer-led and governed by a 25-member Board of Directors comprised of leading members of our community with experience in medicine, health, finance, government, business, and community leadership.