Sonoma County OKs Change in Oversight of Doctor Training Program
On Tuesday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a deal that will transfer oversight of a medical residency program from Sutter Health exclusively to a consortium of health care providers, including Kaiser Permanente, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports.
Under the plan, Sutter will remain the primary funder of the Family Medicine Residency Program, contributing about $4 million to the program annually.Â Kaiser Permanente will provide $2.7 million annually.
Under the new administration structure, medical residents will:
- Undergo primary care training at the Southwest Community Health Clinic;
- Work at both Kaiser and Sutter hospitals; and
- Complete rotations at Sutter Memorial Hospital's trauma center (Rose, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 10/22).