NorthBay Healthcare News

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NorthBay Healthcare’s two hospitals are now accessible to more than 11,000 Solano County members of UnitedHealthcare. In addition, its specialty practices and the four locations of the Center for Primary Care are open to members of UnitedHealthcare’s Preferred Provider Plan (PPO).

The health plan and the independent, locally managed nonprofit healthcare provider signed a new contract that went into effect in February.

Vacaville Business of the Year

Citing its decades-long support of the health and well-being of the community, the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors selected NorthBay Healthcare its 2011–12 Business of the Year.

In addition to regularly participating and sponsoring Chamber business events and committees, NorthBay Healthcare was integral in the creation of Leadership Vacaville in 2007, and has sponsored a similar program in Fairfield.

NorthBay was also recognized as Business of the Year by the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and 2004.

Physician of the Year

Matthew Heeren, M.D., a pediatrician at the Center for Primary Care in Vacaville, took home “Physician of the Year” honors from the Child Abuse Prevention Council, a partner of the Children’s Network of Solano County. He was one of 13 adults honored for providing quality services on behalf of abused children and their families in Solano County.

Dr. Heeren specializes in developmental and behavioral issues with infants and children, “and is very attuned to the developmental needs of children with autistic spectrum disorders, as well as behavioral and mental health issues,” according to his nomination.

Girls Night Out Nov. 9

The third annual Girls Night Out, presented by the Center for Women’s Health, is Friday, Nov. 9, at Vacaville Performing Arts Theater (VPAT).

This year’s theme is “Hollywood” and promises more fun and excitement with boutique shopping, health information booths, hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. The evening will feature nationally known trio Three Blond Moms and include enticing gift basket raffles and a few surprises. Ticket information will be available in September.
Contact the NorthBay Women’s Health Resource Center at (707) 646-4267 or visit

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