Battle Continues with Hope on the Horizon

December 22, 2020

Amid the ongoing post-Thanksgiving surge of new coronavirus cases, both of our hospitals - NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville and NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield - continue to operate around the clock, providing safe and high-quality care for our patients.

AimeeBrewerOur outpatient services - primary, urgent and specialty care - are open, fully staffed to meet your medical needs. Medical teams are heroically managing the surge of COVID-19 patients, isolating and caring for those with the virus, while ensuring we provide the always exceptional level of care other patients require. Operating at capacity, and sometimes over capacity, requires around-the-clock agility.

The somber news of late, however, is tempered by something very hopeful: delivery of the first COVID-19 vaccines in Solano County. Before Christmas more than 400 of our frontline health care professionals will be vaccinated, along with emergency medical first-responders, public health and safety professionals and the most vulnerable within our community.

Our hope is that Solano County will have an adequate supply to begin widespread vaccinations of the general population in early 2021. We also hope you have the confidence in it - as we do.

Our team at NorthBay Healthcare has been diligent in implementing safety measures, from mandating masks in our facilities, to using new disinfecting robots, to isolating patients with the virus.

You can feel safe and secure if you come to our hospitals for emergency care, for ongoing treatment for a health condition, for follow-up care or for a surgery or procedure.

Our health care heroes have been fighting the good fight. They have valiantly fought through supply chain challenges, an unprecedented surge of patients that at times has filled nearly every bed in our hospitals, and of course, exhaustion. We are ever indebted to them because they have sacrificed so much for so many, fighting COVID-19 skillfully, bravely and tirelessly.

Even with the vaccine, we must remain diligent in protecting ourselves and our loved ones by doing these four simple things:

  • Stay at home and only make short trips to run essential errands;
  • Wear a mask or other face covering when out in public;
  • Maintain social distancing;
  • Avoid gathering with others who are not within your immediate household;
  • Delay your travel plans for the time being; and
  • Wash your hands - again and again.

On behalf of the NorthBay Healthcare family, we wish you good health. But in the event you do need us, give us a call or visit one of our facilities. We're here for you.


Aimee Brewer
President, NorthBay Healthcare Group

NorthBay Medical Group