West County’s Partner in Healthcare


501 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Welcome to Sonoma Speciality Hospital

West County’s Partner in Healthcare.

Sonoma County’s only Long-Term Acute Care Hospital.

  Visiting Hours

Sunday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sonoma Specialty brings a new level of care to Sonoma County
Matt Salas


Sonoma Specialty Hospital, as the county’s only Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, is dedicated to caring for patients that require an extended acute care stay due to severe illness or catastrophic injury. We accept patients from the ICU, Step-Down and Telemetry units of partner hospitals and continue their care for as long as 45 days. This care focuses on the challenges of getting patients off of ventilator support, healing severe wounds, aiding their recovery following surgical procedures, and providing rehabilitation to speed their return to daily life. Our Hospital provides ICU, Surgical, and Step-Down care with dialysis, multi-specialty therapies and ongoing planning for the patient’s transition back home or into a lower level of care. Please contact us with any questions, and welcome to Sonoma Specialty Hospital.

Multi-speciality medical & surgical consultants

“Our hospital’s Medical Staff represent multiple specialities important to the care of patients transitioning from a critical care environment.  Our physicians are Sonoma County natives and are invested in caring for the members of its community.”

Registered dietitian & nutrition program

“Our dietary services are managed by a Registered Dietician who tends to the unique nutritional needs of our patients.  In addition to our excellent meal service, the hospital can accommodate patients that require intravenous feeding, NG & PEG Tube feeding, and an array of specialized diets unique to every medical condition.”

Interdisciplinary team approach

“Our Interdisciplinary team is made up of a member of each clinical department who meet weekly to discuss the patient’s progress towards their goals and discuss barriers to discharge.  This process ensures coordination between the departments to maximize each patient’s potential outcome.”

Our Standards

Long Term Acute Care

Sonoma Specialty Hospital is designed to provide care of medically complex patients who have experienced catastrophic illness and/or multi-system failure and are in need of intense rehabilitation services and an extended stay in an acute care setting. These patients usually come directly from a Short Term Acute Care Hospital (STCH) and are in need of vent weaning and acute rehabilitation services for a longer period of time to recover and return to their optimal level of health. The average length of stay (ALOS) of these patients is a range of 25–35 days which is a longer than average stay at a Short Term Acute Care Hospital. Care for these types of patients is provided by RNs, Respiratory Therapists, Wound Care Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists. Also a collaborative team of specialty physicians, psychologists, dieticians, and social workers will focus on an individualized goal for each patient to recover and reach their independence and optimum level of health. Long Term Acute Care is a missing piece in the continuum of care within the health care system.

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