Welcome New Physician

Keith Allen, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, has joined the NorthBay Heart & Vascular Center. Dr. Allen earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and comes to NorthBay from a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where he served as division chair of cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery. He is certified by the American Board…
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Our Specialty Services From Arthritis to Wounds

Attacking Arthritis Patients with complex arthritis and autoimmune diseases need special treatment and care to maintain a quality of life. That’s what they receive from Melissa Schoenwetter, D.O., who leads NorthBay Healthcare’s Rheumatology program. After serving 11 years with the U.S. Air Force, she established her practice with NorthBay Healthcare at her VacaValley Health Plaza…
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Hospital President Begins Video Blog

NorthBay Healthcare Group President Aimee Brewer has a unique perspective on the NorthBay Healthcare system, and she’s ready to share it with the world, via a video blog starting this September. “Did You Know” is a first-of-its-kind video venture for a healthcare system president. It will feature interviews with physicians, nurses, staff and patients. It…
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Preparing the Next Generation to Be Our First Responders

NorthBay Healthcare is connecting with local schools and community programs, through a new Healthcare Academy program, with the goal of inspiring the emergency responders of tomorrow. NorthBay Trauma Center and the Fairfield Police Activities League (PAL) team up on the fourth Monday of each month at the PAL “Career Café” program to conduct presentations, provide…
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Fourth Star for Veterans Program

NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement has earned its fourth star in the We Honor Veterans program, making it the only level-four organization based in Solano County. The national program has helped NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement improve its ability to serve veterans and their families, and to ensure veterans have access to quality end-of-life care, according to…
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Know Your After-Hours Medical Choices

Physician Assistant Rita Keileh examines a cut on Jodi Danley’s fingers during a NorthBay Urgent Care visit. It’s good to have choices, unless those choices leave you confused. That’s why anyone needing medical care after hours needs to understand their options and choose wisely. EMERGENCY MEDICINE: This is what you need when it comes to…
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Urgent Care Center Opens at Nut Tree

Solano County’s first retail-based urgent care clinic opened in the Nut Tree Plaza in January, to a packed house of VIPs—NorthBay Healthcare leaders, board members, civic leaders and lawmakers—just hours before the first patient walked through the front door. An affordable and convenient alternative to the hospital emergency room, NorthBay Urgent Care occupies 4,000 square…
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Surgeon Shares Patient’s Desire to Raise Awareness

Petra Pohl didn’t realize when she launched her drive to raise colorectal cancer awareness that her NorthBay Healthcare surgeon, Courtney Chambers, M.D., had also made it his focus. It was a disease that hit close to home for Dr. Chambers, whose wife’s mother died at age 42 from metastatic colon cancer. “An estimated 50,000 people…
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NorthBay Medical Center Addition Right on Schedule

The three-story addition to NorthBay Medical Center is right on schedule to open in the summer of 2019. The roof was completed in December and 80 percent of the windows have been installed, explained Eric VanPelt, project manager. Work is underway on all three floors of the building. On the first and second floors, wall…
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Longtime Leader Stepping Down

Longtime civic leader G. Ben Huber’s three decades of visionary stewardship of North- Bay Healthcare and other civic organizations came to a close in mid-February when he resigned his post on the Board of Directors. Relocating with his wife, Margaret, to Idaho to be closer to family in full-time retirement, Huber was feted at a…
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