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Central Valley General Hospital Becomes Community Care

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HANFORD – For 27 years, the community has known the large three-story building on Douty Street as Central Valley General Hospital. On March 7, 2016, Adventist Health leaders and staff revealed the new name, as Adventist Health / Community Care.

The change comes following the transition of the Obstetrics Department from the hospital to the new Family Birth Center at Adventist Medical Center – Hanford on Mall Drive. The birth center is a $44 million state-of-the-art facility that focuses on patient experience. It features 11 private labor and delivery rooms, two surgery suites, a six-bed neonatal intensive care unit operated by Valley Children’s Healthcare, 16 postpartum rooms, a café, gift shop and more.

“This is not an ending, but a new adventure,” says Derrick Gruen, Vice President of Physician and Ambulatory Services for Adventist Health / Central Valley Network. “We will continue to offer quality care at the Douty campus, but now our focus will be on expanding access to quality care for Hanford and the region.” Of the 108,000 visits the Hanford clinic received from Feb. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016, 45%, or nearly 49,000, came from out of town.

Six clinic services remain at the campus, including Community Care – Hanford primary care, Behavioral Health, Dental, Family Medicine Residency, Healthy Beginnings and Specialty.

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