Our community, our history

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.

1959
The 32-bed, nonprofit Intercommunity Memorial Hospital opened its doors.

1977
Community growth sparked the construction of a new health care facility, Intercommunity Hospital.

1979
Intercommunity Hospital expanded to 108 beds.

1983
The need for a hospital in Vacaville became apparent and capital campaign began.

1985
Intercommunity Hospital added a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

1986

A corporate reorganization changed the organization's name to NorthBay Healthcare. Intercommunity Hospital became NorthBay Medical Center.

1987
NorthBay Healthcare opened the 50-bed NorthBay VacaValley Hospital following a $1.2 million community fund-raising project.

1992
An addition to NorthBay Medical Center included a larger maternity department featuring labor/deliver/recovery rooms (LDRs), a larger Neonatal 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.

The NorthBay Center for Primary Care opens its first medical office in Vacaville. 

2007
New NorthBay VacaValley Hospital Emergency Department expansion opened.  

2008

NorthBay Healthcare administration building opens in Green Valley.

2009
The NorthBay Heart & Vascular Center brings advanced cardiac treatment to Solano County.

2010
NorthBay Center for Women’s Health, 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.

2013
NorthBay Center for Neuroscience is established at NorthBay Medical Center.

2014

NorthBay Medical Center designated as a Baby-Friendly facility.

NorthBay Medical Center earns verification as a Level II Trauma Center.

NorthBay Medical Center and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital earns the coveted "Magnet" designation for nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.