Sonoma County has dedicated itself to addressing social determinants of health and has set a bold goal: to be the healthiest county in the state by 2020.
The health industry employs nearly 10,000 people in the county.
Sutter Medical Center’s new $284 million dollar hospital will open in late 2014 with state-of-the-art technology, single patient rooms, and will employ 1500 people.

Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness

There are seven hospitals in Sonoma County with approximately 829 beds. The health industry employs nearly 10,000 people in the county. The long-term outlook for Sonoma County’s health services is positive. The county’s aging population will provide the industry with a growing base of demand. County residents are generally wealthier and older than the average California or U.S. resident. As the baby boomers age further and retire to places such as Sonoma County, healthcare facilities will have incentives to develop and agglomerate around them. *Information provided by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board and the North Bay Business Journal Book of Lists

Key Facts

  • Healthcare payrolls in the county edged upward in 2011, exceeding that of California.  Medical-related technology is an upside risk for healthcare in Sonoma County. During the recession and weak recovery, medical technology has been largely recession-proof
  • Almost 5,000 residents are employed by Kaiser and Sutter Hospitals