The Healthcare Foundation formed in 2001 when a group of community members rallied together to save their local hospital.

The resulting $14.5 million capital campaign succeeded in keeping the Healdsburg District Hospital open and contributed to significant improvements, expansions, and upgrades including a new Wetzel Family Emergency Department, the reopening of the hospital’s intensive care unit, adoption of robotic telepresence allowing medical staff to work directly with specialists in remote locations, state-of-the-art equipment for its Women’s Health Center, new radiology and diagnostic equipment, and more.

Committed to advancing and promoting the health of all residents in northern Sonoma County, the Healthcare Foundation soon began channeling grants to other local healthcare providers and community-based health services, becoming the only funder exclusively focused on health for the northern region of Sonoma County.

Since 2001, the Healthcare Foundation has invested over $23 million in community health in our region.

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