Palm Drive’s Lawyers Say That The Public Does Not Want to Re-Open the Emergency Room

Jonathan Greenberg, an investigative reporter for Progressive Sources has published part one of a four part series on the closure of Palm Drive Hospital on Wacco BB, the Sebastopol website. Part one talks about how the district's attorneys argued in court that there was no consensus that the community wanted an Emergency Room at Palm Drive and torpedoed the foundation's request for a mediator to help negotiations to open our hospital. You can see the whole article here. … [Read more...]

A Community Benefit for Palm Drive Hospital

The Heart of Health Care ~ A Community Benefit for Palm Drive Hospital was a Success!   The Heart of Health Care Program         We are happy to report that the gathering of friends, doctors, hospital staff and community leaders on Sunday, October 21st at the French Garden Restaurant & Bistro for this year's Community Benefit Dinner was a major success. The sold out dinner - donated so generously by French Garden owners Dan Smith and Joan Marler – provided net donations of over $40,000 to kick-off our three-year campaign to improve the … [Read more...]

Superior Stroke Program!

News from Palm Drive Hospital: Palm Drive Hospital’s Stroke Program was awarded Superior Recognition by HFAP. Special thanks to Val Takes and Dr. Allan Bernstein and to all staff who made this possible! Our new billboard shares the good news (on 101N just north of Todd Road, and 116W starting 6/12).   … [Read more...]

Pets, People and Illness

Originally published in HHS HealthBeat, February 24, 2012 Having a pet can help someone who has an illness, and researcher Allison Webel of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, has ideas about how it works. Webel held 12 focus groups with 48 women, with an average age of 42, who had HIV. Owning a pet came out as one of the things that helped women manage their illness: "The routine work of feeding the pet, and walking the pet, and coming home to the pet – and all of those positive responsibilities leads women to best manage their health." Webel thinks that what she … [Read more...]

Dr. Bollinger Enriches Local Students

For the past several years, Dr. Michael Bollinger has volunteered as a teacher for the Gravenstein School District’s ENRICH! program, the acclaimed Creative Arts magnet program. This year, Dr. Bollinger educated a group of 14 Hillcrest Middle School students on operating room procedures, with the help of Tina Runge, RN and Beth Wenderoth, RN. Dressed in scrubs, gloves, masks and foot gear, students went into the OR and learned what they would do during an actual surgery. Dr. Bollinger has also taught students about total knee procedures, fractures, plating and arthroscopy. “They’re … [Read more...]

Exercising This Week, HHS HealthBeat, March 26, 2012

Feel like exercising this week? How about every week?From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Researchers have been tracking week-by-week changes in people’s motivation to exercise. And they say those don’t-feel-like-it weeks can really hurt the capacity to stick with the program. At Penn State, David Conroy measured weekly intentions and physical activity performance of 33 college students over 10 weeks. He says people with the strongest weekly commitments were more likely to be successful. But he warns: “Most people set … [Read more...]

Recurring Classes and Support Groups at Palm Drive Hospital

Did you know that there are free community classes and support groups that meet at Palm Drive Hospital? Support Group for Adult Caregivers, every Monday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., TCU Conference Room, Contact Paula Shatkin, LCSW, 707.829.4118         Living with Chronic Conditions Workshop and Support Group, every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Conference Room, Contact Jennifer Foley, MFTI, 707.861.1030           Dementia Caregiver Support Group, 4th Wednesday of every Month, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Conference … [Read more...]

North Bay Business Journal: Q&A: Charles Guenther, CEO, Palm Drive Hospital

Q&A with Charles Guenther, CEO, Palm Drive Hospital, Published February 20, 2012 http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/48961/qa-charles-guenther-ceo-palm-drive-hospital/ … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Palm Drive

  Dr. Allan Bernstein has brought cutting edge, innovative technology in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease Research to Palm Drive Hospital. The title of the research project is “A Brain‐Computer Interface for Diagnosing Brain Function”. As the Principal investigator, Dr. Bernstein is in collaboration with a neuroscience diagnostics and biomarker technology company back east. Palm Drive Hospital is a single research site for this prominent study. The goal of the research is to establish an early diagnostic biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease which can not only diagnose and … [Read more...]

Interesting Research on Cherry Juice and Sleep

Melatonin in tart cherry juice acts as benign sleep aid, UK study suggests Two 1-ounce servings a day (juice of about 200 tart cherries) raised melatonin levels significantly, improved sleep, lengthened sleep time an average of 39 minutes, and reduced daytime napping Americans seeking a better night's sleep may need to look no further than tart cherry juice, according to a new study published Oct 30 in the European Journal of Nutrition - "Effect of tart cherry juice on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality." An international team of researchers found that when adults had two daily … [Read more...]