About Us

We bring people together to provide compassionate care, promote health improvement, and create healthy communities. We've been here for generations - improving health, enriching lives and strengthening communities throughout Sonoma County and the North Coast region.

As the area's population has grown, so have we. In the years since establishing Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950, we have expanded our local, not-for-profit network of hospitals, healthcare services and community outreach programs in keeping with the mission of our founders.

Today,  Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services provide the expert care you need - close to home. Should tragedy strike, we are the designated Level II Trauma Center for the North Coast region. When a child enters the world, we provide a safe, warm welcome. For those with life-limiting illness, we offer compassionate hospice services and palliative care.

We're the first choice among patients requiring specialized cardiac care, cancer treatment, sports medicine and rehabilitation, emergency care, psychiatric services and much more.

Our boards of trustees are volunteers, and these generous and highly qualified professionals have chosen to devote their time and talents to help navigate our most important issues and decisions, which in turn affect the entire community. The following people serve on the board of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital:

  • Robert (Bob) Agrella
  • Sister Karen Clock, CSJ
  • Tony Ghisla (Chair)
  • Sister Patricia Haley, CSJ
  • Tyler Hedden (Interim Chief Executive)
  • Jeff Kolin (Vice Chair)
  • Ray Lejano, M.D.
  • Margaret McEvoy, M.D.
  • Debbie Meekins
  • Sister Ann Marie Steffen, CSJ
  • Shirley Ward
  • Ed West, M.D.
  • Catherine Wittenberg
  • Sharon Wright
  • Tyler Hedden, Chief Executive
  • Chad Krilich, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Vicki White, Chief Nursing Officer

How do you quantify excellent service? The most meaningful testament comes directly from those we serve- our patients. That is why our values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice are the heart of every interaction we have with our patients and their loved ones.

We are proud to share our commitment to our patients has earned Santa Rosa Memorial the following distinctions:

Cardiology:
  • US News & World Report High Performing Hospitals for congestive heart failure procedures (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital) in 2019
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure in 2021 (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital)
Critical Care
  • Healthgrades: Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row and for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 4 Years in a Row (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital)
Gastrointestinal
  • Healthgrades: Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 General Surgery Excellence Award™; Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2021; Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 4 Years in a Row; and Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in 2021 (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital)
Maternity:
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® Care Award (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital).
Neuro:
  • American Heart Association 2020 Get With The Guidelines® Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award ( Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Petaluma Valley Hospital). In addition, Santa Rosa Memorial qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Petaluma Valley Hospital achieved the Type 2 Diabetes Target Honor Roll
  • Healthgrades: 2021 Stroke Care Excellence Award™; Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2021
  • Healthgrades: Five Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2021 and Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital)
Orthopedics:
  • Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital)
  • US News & World Report High Performing Hospitals for knee replacement procedures (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital) in 2019
Pulmonary
  • Healthgrades: Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row; Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row; Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 3 Years in a Row; and Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2021 (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital)

On New Year's Day 1950, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital opened its doors. Sixty years later, Santa Rosa's premier hospital has expanded into a full-service, not-for-profit system of inpatient, outpatient, and community outreach services for the residents of Sonoma County and California's North Coast communities.

As ministry of the Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, we are committed to the holistic care of persons - body, mind and spirit. The mission of the St. Joseph Health, of which we are a part, is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve. Like the early Sisters who came out of their cloistered convent to care for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the street of Le Puy, France, our mission compels us to reach out beyond the walls of our hospitals to care for persons where there is a need.

Our expanding continuum of care today includes: urgent and emergent care, trauma services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, critical care, cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, family-centered maternity care, newborn intensive care, transitional care, palliative care, home care, hospice, rehabilitation, work care, acute psychiatric services, mobile and dental clinics, health and wellness education, neighborhood organization, advocacy, and youth mentoring.

Physicians throughout our extensive service area refer patients to SJHS-SC facilities for open heart surgery, neurosurgery, clinical cancer research, psychiatric care, rehabilitation, and much more. Sophisticated diagnostic procedures available from SJHS-SC facilities include angiocardiography, cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, cardiac electrophysiology, CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, color-flow Doppler echocardiography, laser lithotripsy, transesophogeal ultrasound, video endoscopy, and more.

With two leading hospitals and numerous campuses, we account for one-half of Sonoma County's available hospital beds. More than 2,000 dedicated employees serve the community through our integrated network of inpatient, outpatient, and outreach modalities.

The history of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in Sonoma County has been one of community support. In return, the community has benefited from a wide array of medical "firsts." Our history, commitment, and vision is to continue to provide our community with the best in health care consistent with our values of Dignity, Service, Excellence, and Justice.

This crisis care guideline and applicable practices are subject to change due to evolving regulations, guidance, and recommendations from local, state and federal agencies.

California SARS CoV-2 Crisis Care Guidelines - Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital