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    Guild Volunteers - circa 1950s
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    Our History

    NorthBay Healthcare has a long tradition of service to the Northern Solano County region, continually improving and expanding services to meet the growing community’s needs. The origins of NorthBay Healthcare date back to 1956.

    1956

    Community leaders from Fairfield and Vacaville initiated a fund drive to build a hospital that would service families throughout upper Solano County.

    1960

    The 32-bed, non-profit Intercommunity Memorial Hospital opened its doors.

    1977

    Community growth sparked the construction of a new health care facility, NorthBay Medical Center.

    1979

    NorthBay Medical Center expanded to 108 beds.

    1983

    The need for a hospital in Vacaville became apparent and capital campaign began.

    1985

    NorthBay Medical Center added a Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

    1987

    NorthBay Healthcare opened the 50-bed VacaValley Hospital following a $1.2 million community fund-raising project.

    1992

    An addition to NorthBay Medical Center opened its door that included a larger maternity department featuring labor/deliver/recovery rooms (LDRs), a larger Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and a state-of-the-art critical care unit, bringing the hospital to its current 132-bed capacity.

    2002

    New NorthBay Medical Center Emergency Department opened in hospital expansion built in 1992.

    2007

    New VacaValley Hospital Emergency Department expansion opened.  

    2009

    Heart & Vascular Center brings advanced cardiac treatment to Solano County.

    2010

    Center for Women’s Health, A NorthBay Affiliate, an integrated program tailored exclusively for women, opens on the NorthBay Medical Center campus.

    2011

    NorthBay Medical Center becomes the first Level III Trauma Center in Solano County.