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Unique agreement helps district save millions on seismic, medical upgrades
North Bay Business Journal

Sonoma Valley Hospital officials signed off on a $23 million design-build contract for seismic upgrades at the 83-bed acute care hospital, making it the first public health care district in the state to utilize a process more commonly employed by private health facilities.

The contract, approved by the board of directors last week, stipulates that the cost of improvements and expansion that will satisfy state safety standards will not exceed $23 million, a price far lower than what was originally expected, according the Carl Gerlach, chief executive officer of the hospital.