Message from the Chairman

By Dennis Landis

Portrait of chairman Landis

As we embark on a new year, we pause to celebrate the remarkable story of a community-based health system, founded in Fairfield in 1954 and sustained by friends and volunteers for more than six decades. Thanks to your generosity, this 60-plus-year legacy continues, providing medical care to the people of Solano County, regardless of their ability to pay.

At NorthBay, compassionate care drives us, advanced medicine differentiates us and by remaining close to home it defines us. In 2018, your support propelled us to new heights in fulfilling our mission. Here’s a sample of the accomplishments:

Compassionate Care

Patient satisfaction soared, with our patients giving the highest marks to our primary and specialty care teams and to the Joint Replacement Program. Meanwhile, NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement received recognition by the Veterans Affairs department’s “We Honor Veterans” program, earning its fourth star — the organization’s highest rating.

Advanced Medicine

In 2018, our facilities expanded, adding to patients’ access in Fairfield and Vacaville. On our Hilborn campus in Fairfield, we opened an integrated Orthopedics Rehabilitation center. In Nut Tree Plaza in Vacaville, NorthBay Urgent Care opened, the region’s first retail-based urgent care clinic.

Comprehensive improvement to NorthBay Medical Center’s Emergency Department neared completion. To increase patient capacity, we expanded the number of trauma bays, and dedicated two to cardiovascular resuscitation. Work continued on a three-story north wing housing a bright, new café with indoor and outdoor seating, patient rooms with new technology to enhance a patient’s experience and advanced surgical suites, including a “hybrid” operating room outfitted with cutting-edge robotics. All this and more will debut in the summer of 2019.

Close to Home

The 32nd Solano Wine & Jubilee took donors on a stroll through wineries, restaurants and breweries from across Northern California. This event raised an all-time high of more than $375,000 for NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, dedicating $60,000 to our Mission to Serve veterans program. Additionally, in observance of the 75th Anniversary of Travis Air Force Base, we hosted our first Salute to Veterans, an event that included nearly 200 employees and volunteers of NorthBay Healthcare.

We look forward to continuing great things, with our community’s continued strong support.