About Collabria CareA Brief History and Overview
Collabria Care is the leading center in community-based care delivery and resources in the North Bay for those facing the transitions of aging, chronic illness, or the end of life.
Since it was founded as Hospice of Napa Valley in 1979, Collabria Care has become the leading center for community-based care delivery and resources in the North Bay, for those facing transitions of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and other serious illness or the end of life.
Since then, we have grown into a vibrant non-profit organization with more than 125 employees and 130 volunteers serving Napa County and its surrounding communities. Our award-winning programs are created to respond to the current needs of our community, and additional programs are designed with a look towards the future needs of our aging population.
1979: Hospice of Napa Valley opens as a program of St. Helena Hospital and becomes the first hospice in Napa County.
1988: Agency approves to offer Hospice Medicare benefit
1995: Hospice moves to Napa as a partnership between St. Helena Hospital and Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
1997: Hospice of Napa Valley, Inc. becomes an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit agency.
1998: Adult Day Health Services (ADS) program opens; Agency moves to Claremont Way in Napa
1999: Hospice adds the Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center (ADCRC); funds
provided by the Area Agency on Aging
2001: Hospice of Napa Valley receives a Circle of Life Citation of Honor from the American Hospital Association for innovations in end-of-life care.
2002: Capital Campaign begins to fund new building; Garden Haven Adult Day Center becomes part of ADS
2003: Bylaws amended to change governance structure of the organization, allowing for more participation from the Community regarding Board and Committee involvement.
2004: Tax-exempt bonds sold and construction begins on new property
2005: Moved into new building at 414 S. Jefferson Street
2008: Name changed to Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services (NVHADS)
2010: Public Portion of the Capital Campaign begins with the Rombauer $1 million dollar challenge
2011: Launched Transitions Palliative Care program
2012: Opened La Boheme, an upscale resale store as a new philanthropic initiative to support NVHADS. Launched Hospital 2 Home program designed to assist hospitals with reducing readmissions for those who have been discharged with diagnosis of heart attack, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia
2013: Opened La Boheme Act 2, a thrift shop as a new philanthropic initiative. Launched Honoring Choices Napa Valley, a community collaboration aimed at the advancement of Advance Care Planning
2014: Capital Campaign closed after exceeding target of $9.5 million. Celine Regalia named Outstanding Healthcare Professional of the year by the Napa Chamber of Commerce
2015: Launched Partners in Palliative Care Pilot. 2015 Leadership Award from Coalition of Compassionate Care of California. 2015 Organizational Award from California Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Completed Solar project. Refinanced bond with $2M mortgage
2016: Completed major rebranding project including a name change from Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services to Collabria Care. Gold Pinnacle Award for ADS from the NuStep Corporation
2017: Launched the UpValley Village, a membership program for seniors Launched Information and Assistance Service for older adults, funded by the AAA. La Boheme named nonprofit of the year by the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce
2018: Collabria Care integrates with St. Joseph Home Care Network
Collabria Care Joins St. Joseph Home Care Network
Collabria Care joined the St. Joseph Home Care Network on July 1, 2018. In this new structure, current Collabria Care patients will have access to more services and experience a broader continuum of care; individuals and families in the St. Joseph Health network will have greater access to hospice and palliative care services close to home; and all patients should find a smoother, easier process for accessing the care they need-from physician and caregiver communications to medical records to appointment scheduling.
According to Collabria Care President & CEO Linda Gibson, aging Baby Boomers are living longer, but with more chronic disease than previous generations. “In response, Collabria Care has been preparing for how to best meet the increased future demand for its specialized services and programs,” she explains. “By becoming a part of St. Joseph Home Care Network, Collabria Care will be in a stronger position to do so, ensuring seamless and synergistic care for individuals and their families through the transitions of aging, serious illness including Alzheimer’s disease, or the end of life.
Going forward, Collabria Care will be the home of expanded programs for the chronically ill, those with Alzheimer’s disease and our focus on palliative services. Collabria Hospice will continue to provide the superior quality support and care for those facing end-of-life or caring for a loved one with terminal illness, as it has in the Napa Valley for nearly four decades.
Our Alzheimer’s Services assist patients to function at the highest level possible, and provide respite relief to families and caregivers.
Chronic Condition Services
Our Chronic Condition Services can help those suffering from a chronic illness, such as diabetes, Parkinsons disease, heart disease, or cancer.
Our Palliative Services offer specialized medical care to provide relief from the symptoms and stress of a progressive or advanced illness.
Collabria Hospice provides compassionate medical care, eases communication and offers support to individuals and their families who are facing the end of life.