The California Attorney General is reviewing the proposed change in control
and governance of St. Joseph Health System, a California nonprofit public
benefit corporation, and Providence Health & Services, a Washington
nonprofit corporation, as required by Corporations Code section 5920 et
seq. St. Joseph Health System through its affiliates operates Petaluma
Valley Hospital under a lease agreement with Petaluma Health Care District
and controls the nonprofit corporation that owns and operates Santa Rosa
Memorial Hospital. The “Health System Combination Agreement”
is between St. Joseph Health System and Providence Health & Services.
The Agreement establishes a system wide level of governance of both nonprofit
corporations through the creation of a new Washington nonprofit corporation
called Providence St. Joseph Health also referred to as NewCo.
The California Attorney General will conduct a public meeting concerning
Petaluma Valley Hospital and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on April 22,
2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at Sonoma State University Ballrooms, 1801
E. Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. The purpose of the public meeting
is to receive comments on the proposed change in control and governance
of each facility and to consider the Health Care Impact Statement prepared
by consultants engaged by the California Attorney General in connection
with the California Attorney General's review of this proposed transaction,
as required by Corporations Code section 5920 et seq. Prior to the public
meeting, the Health Care Impact Statement will be available on the California
Attorney General's website at http://www.oag.ca.gov/charities/nonprofithosp.
Persons wishing to present their views orally at the public meeting may
do so by submitting a sign-up sheet available at the public meeting, by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20, 2016, or by calling
Scott Chan (415) 703-5652 by April 20, 2016. Any individual with a disability
seeking reasonable accommodations to attend or participate in the public
meeting or to obtain materials or information on the public meeting in
an alternative format should contact Scott Chan at least five days before
the public meeting.
The terms of the proposed transaction are set forth in a written notice
to the California Attorney General. A CD of the written notice is available
upon request by email to email@example.com or by telephone at (415)
703-5652. A copy of the written notice of the proposed transaction is
also available for public inspection at Petaluma Valley Hospital’s
Administration Office, 400 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954, and
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Administration Office, 1165 Montgomery
Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.
Persons may and are encouraged to present their views on the proposed transaction
in writing to the California Attorney General’s Office electronically
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via facsimile at (415) 703-5480, or
by mailing a copy to Scott Chan, Deputy Attorney General at 455 Golden
Gate Avenue, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94102. The deadline for receipt
of written comments is April 28, 2016.