About Us

The Mendonoma Health Alliance was formed in 2016 by three northern California health care organizations: Coast Life Support District, Redwood Coast Medical Services, and St. Joseph’s Health System. This integrated rural health network is focused on expanding access to, coordinating, and improving the quality of healthcare services in our coastal community.

Our MISSION is to improve local access to wellness education, prevention services and quality healthcare through creative solutions in collaboration with our community.

Our VISION is optimal health and wellness necessary to promote quality of life for everyone in our community.

The CORE VALUES of Mendonoma Health Alliance include person-focused decisions, integrity, collaboration, excellence, accountability and stewardship. These values guide our actions as we work together to provide healthcare services to our community.

Photo by Michael Beattie

Our History

In July 2017, Mendonoma Health Alliance received two grants awarded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, a department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to support efforts to expand access to, and coordination of, health services with a focus on quality improvement of healthcare for all residents living on the Mendonoma coast. HRSA grant funds support key initiatives that drive the strategic planning process, in addition to the implementation of core programs, person-focused services, improving access to local wellness education, and prevention services.

Mendonoma Health Alliance is supported by Micheline White, Executive Director; Chris Besey, Director Of Operations; Janis Sites, Network Coordinator; Heather Regelbrugge, Community Health Worker; Stephanie Chapman, Bi-lingual Community Health Worker; and Jake Petrykowski, Peer Recovery Support Coordinator and Community Health Worker.

This website and Mendonoma Health Alliance’s programs are partially supported by the California Department of Public Health as part of a grant award through the Substance and Addiction Prevention Branch totaling $1,281,000 over a 3-year period that began on March 1, 2024. Other funding sources that support this website include funding from Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Community Benefit Program and generous donations from the community. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, CA Department of Public Health.

2024 © Mendonoma Health Alliance


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