Let’s Thank Them for Their Service

Whether you’re walking the hallways at NorthBay Medical Center, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, or visiting a physician at one of our primary care facilities, it’s not hard to find a veteran. There are scores of them working at every one of NorthBay Healthcare’s six campuses in Fairfield and Vacaville. Of our 2,600 employees, more than 200…
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You Have Questions? NorthBay Has Answers

Each year tens of thousands of Solano County residents have the opportunity to determine their health care future. It’s called “open enrollment” and it is here. For NorthBay Healthcare it is a time when we renew our efforts to inform you about your choices and why our community-based, independent provider of advanced medicine may be…
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Be Prepared

Before communities are besieged by fires, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes, the key to survival—and success—is to be prepared. In this edition of Wellspring, we provide suggestions to help you create a plan to ensure the health of your family and the safety of your home. We hope you find the information valuable. Being equipped to…
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Choose Well, Choose NorthBay

If it’s fall, it must be Open Enrollment season. That’s the magical time of year—usually between August and December—when people can opt to change their health insurance and other benefit programs. Selecting your insurance plan determines who you can pick for your physician, so it’s a pretty important choice. After all, your doctor just may…
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It’s Decision Time

For tens of thousands of Solano County residents, an important decision is at hand. Sadly, most people will spend more time considering a new car purchase than researching which doctor and health system to trust with their well-being and the lives of their loved ones. There is one connection that is often overlooked: When you…
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Our Key to Achieving Advanced Medicine

I am humbled and excited to settle into this space in Wellspring, providing a CEO’s view of NorthBay Healthcare—today and into the future. I have just completed my first 100 days at the helm of this nonprofit, independent community institution and it feels natural. I have my predecessor, Gary Passama, to thank for that because…
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High-tech Tools in NorthBay’s Pocket

Do the words “community hospital” conjure the image of a place where complex brain and spinal surgery happen on a regular basis? Or where life-saving orthopedic care is available 24/7/365? Where cutting-edge equipment and medical know-how allow cancer patients get their treatments close to home? Or where the parents of fragile newborns can keep an…
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The Road Ahead

When I became CEO of NorthBay Healthcare I had just turned 33, and everyone was older than me. Time ticked by, and with it an unsettling feeling has started to grow. You see, 35 years later, most everyone is younger. Although that was not the pivotal reason, I realized it was time for me to…
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End of an Era

Longtime CEO Reflects on 35 Years in Health Care NorthBay Healthcare President/CEO Gary Passama It was 1981 and a gallon of gas cost $1.25, Ronald Reagan was president and Intercommunity Hospital in Fairfield was happy just to offer basic medical care. It was a small, one-hospital system, opened in 1960, but unequipped medically to handle…
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Welcome a New CEO

Watch anything from the same vantage point for 35 years and you will recognize how some things change and some things stay the same. So it has been from my perch, working side by side with some very passionate and compassionate people who believe the community’s health is life’s purpose. The technology and infrastructure of…
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