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NorthBay Way Wall Tells Our Story

Posted: September 13, 2019

Installed just weeks before the opening of the North Wing, a new art project featured prominently in NorthBay Medical Center’s main corridor illustrates the history, milestones and medical advancements of NorthBay Healthcare.

Called “The NorthBay Way Wall,” it is composed of nine panels, scores of photographs and “Our Story,” of a hospital system borne from the community’s need for medical care.Photos on the two panels illustrate NorthBay’s vision of advanced medicine.

A number of the organization’s founders — including several local mayors, city managers, councilmembers and philanthropists — make up a veritable Who’s Who of Solano County.

Opening as Intercommunity Memorial Hospital in 1959, the 32-bed facility on Pennsylvania Avenue and B. Gale Wilson Boulevard now offers 154 beds, a 24-hour emergency department, and complex surgical procedures. It became NorthBay Medical Center in 1987, and branched out to grow an entire health care system around it.

Myrna Vasquez directs the installation.Today, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, the NorthBay Surgery Center at VacaValley, the VacaValley Wellness Center, NorthBay Urgent Care and numerous medical office buildings in Fairfield and Vacaville are also part of the NorthBay family and are featured.

The Wall was proposed by NorthBay Healthcare Group President Aimee Brewer and created by NorthBay Healthcare Senior Designer Dan Fowler, Director of Public Relations Diane Barney, with assistance from local historian Brian Irwin of Luminous Media Group and the Art Consulting Services team of Kira Stewart and Myrna Vasquez.