Without precedent, 2020 was a time of unparalleled challenges for all Americans. It will be remembered as the Year of the Pandemic.
The scourge of COVID-19 left a trail of death and despair, claiming the lives of family members, co-workers, friends and neighbors. NorthBay Healthcare was not spared as we lost retirees and some loyal community supporters.
Through it all, NorthBay Healthcare never wavered in its mission of delivering compassionate care and advanced medicine to the community. Our teams were relentless, staying on top of ever-changing guidelines, stretching limited resources, getting creative in delivering care in a safe and convenient way.
President and CEO B. Konard Jones, in this video review of 2020, talks about the public health nightmare, but also the resilience of an independent community health system and the dedicated professionals who sacrificed so much to protect their community.
Year in Review
Without a doubt, 2020 will be remembered as the Year of the Pandemic. COVID-19 dominated headlines around the world, leaving a trail of death and despair. Solano County, not immune, recorded more than 19,000 cases and nearly 100 deaths by Dec. 31, 2020.
NorthBay Healthcare has a long tradition of service to the Solano County region, continually improving and expanding services to meet the growing community’s needs. The origins of NorthBay Healthcare date back to 1956.
The trajectory of the pandemic and the continued surge and spread of the virus in our community prohibited many programs supported by NorthBay Healthcare to commence or continue in 2020. In addition, wildfires that ravaged Northern California and affected thousands within Solano County also hampered community partners.
When the pandemic slowed fundraising to a trickle, followed by a midyear change in its leadership, NorthBay Healthcare Foundation took the opportunity to reimagine its structure and operation, particularly as it faced the economic downturn and the new landscape for philanthropic giving at year’s end.