Association of California Healthcare Districts Names #Petaluma “Healthcare District of the Year”

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dave1411“We look forward to this awards program each year as it gives us an opportunity to hear about the unique and encouraging work that California’s Healthcare Districts are doing in their communities,” said David McGhee, CEO of AHCD. “It’s an understatement to say that we were impressed with PHCD’s initiatives, programs and accomplishments. Its pioneering philosophy and work to address underlying public health issues, such as access to early childhood education programs, mental and behavioral health services, access to fresh, healthy, local food, and CPR training for all ages should be models for all other districts.”

Romona Faith Petaluma Health Care District“We are humbled and incredibly grateful to ACHD for this special recognition,” said PHCD CEO Ramona Faith. “It is our belief that good health is a state of complete physical, mental and societal well-being and not merely the absence of disease, and we are motivated more than ever to continue working towards this in collaboration with our partners at the local, county and state level.”

In addition to being honored with the prestigious Healthcare District of the Year award, PHCD is celebrating several other accomplishments in May that have allowed it to promote and educate residents on the District’s role in the community and how to access its services and programs. Also at ACHD’s conference, PHCD received the designation of “Certified Healthcare District,” requiring demonstration of, among other things, compliance with best practices in governance and public agency reporting, as defined by ACHD.

Group Shot - Health Care District MonthCheck out our previous post City of #Petaluma Declares May 2015 “Health Care District Month”. On May 4, the Petaluma City Council officially declared May 2015 as “Health Care District Month” in recognition of the essential role PHCD plays in Southern Sonoma County and acknowledging the importance of educating the community on its work, programs and services. PHCD has also formally launched its new website,, and released its 2014 Annual Report, providing easy-to-access information and resources.


About Association of California Healthcare Districts

The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) serves the diverse needs of California Healthcare Districts through advocacy and education. California’s 78 Healthcare Districts can be found throughout the State, in both urban and rural settings and offering a variety of services including community grant making, chronic disease management education, senior services, ambulance services, primary care clinics, dental clinics, nutritional counseling, physical education, long-term care/skilled nursing, senior housing and acute hospital care. For more information, please visit

About Petaluma Health Care District

The Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the Southern Sonoma County community through leadership, advocacy, support, partnerships and education. Its vision is to foster a healthier community, a thriving hospital and local access to comprehensive health and wellness services. PHCD has served the health and wellness needs of the community for more than 65 years and is a public agency managed by the community for the community. For more information, please visit

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