Thursday, November 15, 2012

Study Measures Economic Impact of Solano Hospitals

            Results of the economic impact of Solano County's five hospitals – jobs, payroll, new construction and spinoff benefits – will be revealed on Nov. 28 at a breakfast meeting of the Solano Economic Development Corporation.

            Executives of three hospital systems will add their perspective to the findings of Dr. Robert Eyler of Sonoma State University, the keynote speaker who conducted the study for the Hospital Council of Northern California.

Panelists for the event include Max Villalobos, Senior Vice President of the local region of Kaiser Permanente; Gary Passama, President and CEO of NorthBay Healthcare; and Terry Glubka, CEO of Sutter Solano Medical Center.

            "Healthcare and hospitals are critical parts of our economic engine," Sandy Person, Solano EDC president said. "They generate significant benefits in terms of education, jobs and other businesses, in addition to providing essential care to our residents.”

              The event begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield.  Cost is $25 for Solano EDC members and $35 for non-members. To register call 707 864-1855, or e-mail:

            Sponsors for the November meeting are: Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, NorthBay Healthcare, Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente.
The program is one of the monthly breakfast meetings sponsored Solano EDC to provide private sector, government and community leaders with information on economic issues and industries.  They are made possible by the Solano EDC Chairman Circle Members; Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District, Solano Transportation Authority; Syar Industries, Solano Garbage Company and Republic Services, Inc.