Feather River


Our Heritage

We owe much of our heritage and organizational success to the Seventh-day Adventist Church , which has long been a promoter of prevention and whole person care. Inspired by our belief in the loving and healing power of Jesus Christ, we aim to bring physical, mental and spiritual health and healing to our neighbors of all faiths.

Every individual, regardless of his/her personal beliefs, is welcome in our facilities. We are also eager to partner with members of other faiths to enhance the health of the communities we serve.


  • 2022: Adventist Health provides a range of services to meet community needs, including Rapid Care, primary care, specialty care, diagnostic services and transportation support. In addition, the Feather River Health Foundation actively supports rebuilding and recovery through its partnership with World Vision.
  • 2019: Adventist Health continues to support healthcare in Butte and Tehama counties and in the wake of the Camp Fire continues to increase access to healthcare to care for the many in need. The organization is aware of the burdened healthcare community with the loss of providers and clinics that once operated in Paradise, and the migration of residents into Chico, Oroville and other surrounding communities and remains actively committed to address these needs in collaboration with others.
  • 2018: The devastating Camp Fire destroys much of the town of Paradise including parts of the Adventist Health Feather River main campus. Damage to the campus closed the medical center until repairs to vital infrastructure can be repaired. However, clinic locations in Chico and Corning continued to operate and clinic services offered in Paradise at the Feather River Health Center were reopened only a few weeks after the fire, thanks to the strength and support of the Adventist Health system and also the support of local agencies and utility companies.
  • 2017: As part of a branding change for Adventist Health, Feather River Hospital becomes known as Adventist Health Feather River and receives a new logo.
  • 2013: The Outpatient Surgery Center is opened on the north side of campus. The surgery center is home to outpatient endoscopy procedures and a growing list of same day surgical procedures.
  • 2012: A new Emergency Department wing is opened expanding from 7 beds to 18 private rooms with connected MRI, CT and X-Ray services.
  • 2011: The California Governor’s Award for Excellence is presented to Feather River Hospital, making it only the 4th hospital in history to receive this prestigious recognition.
  • 2010: Feather River receives a second Gold Award from the California Council for Excellence’s CAPE (California Awards for Performance Excellence) program.
  • 2008: Feather River Health Clinic on Skyway opens, housing services once offered at the Rural Health Clinic on the Hospital campus. The outpatient pharmacy is also relocated here with drive-thru services and a prescription filling robot. Feather River Hospital is recognized with a Gold Award from the California Council for Excellence.
  • 2006: Opening of the new Sleep Medicine building on Peach Lane. Site announced for the new Rural Health Clinic on Skyway. Feather River receives a Silver Award from the California Awards for Performance Excellence.
  • 2005: The hospital receives a Bronze Award from the California Awards for Performance Excellence.
  • 2004: Feather River Hospital is one of Solucient's Top 100 hospitals for quality.
  • 2003: Cancer Center opens with state-of-the-art radiation and medical oncology services. Hospice House also opens with the first in-patient hospice facility in Butte County providing 24-hour nursing care in a home-like environment. The 7,200 square-foot building includes six private rooms and other common areas typical of a home setting, with adjoining administrative offices.
  • 1994: The Birth Day Place opens.
  • 1980: Groundbreaking for new wing, north side of hospital, adjacent to the emergency department.
  • 1972: Six bed Intensive Coronary Care Unit established.
  • 1964: Completion of new kitchen at original hospital. New physician's office building completed.
  • 1959: New addition--five rooms plus two rooms for doctor and office.
  • 1950: Opening of new 15-bed sanitarium building overlooking the Feather River canyon.