Central Valley General Hospital

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Adventist Health/Central Valley General Hospital
Adventist Health
Location Hanford, California, United States
Care system Private, Medicare, Medicaid
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Community
Emergency department Standby, Physician On Call
Beds 49
Website http://www.hanfordhealth.com/
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Central Valley General Hospital is a rural 49-bed hospital in Hanford, California, specializing in obstetrical care. It features a women's services unit and an intensive care neonatal nursery. It also offers extensive Community Care clinic services serving communities in Kings, Tulare and southern Fresno counties.[1] Central Valley General Hospital is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist hospital system. Central Valley General Hospital is a part of a division of Adventist Health known as the "Adventist Health/Central Valley Network," consisting of Central Valley General Hospital, Adventist Medical Center - Hanford, Adventist Medical Center - Selma, Adventist Medical Center - Reedley, and over 30 Adventist Health/Community Care clinics throughout a 2,500-square-mile (6,500 km2) region in the Central Valley.


In 1998, Adventist Health’s growth in the San Joaquin Valley surged with the purchase of Central Valley General Hospital, formerly called Sacred Heart Hospital, in Hanford. A year later, Adventist Health purchased Selma Community Hospital, about 15 miles north of Hanford. Central Valley General Hospital and Selma Community Hospital also began opening rural health clinics to improve rural patients’ access to health care in the region.[2]

In 2005, the hospital licenses of Hanford Community and Selma Community were combined, and Central Valley General Hospital took over the Selma Community clinics to consolidate operations among the three hospitals in an effort to improve access, quality and strength.[2]

The local network now offers thirty-two Adventist Health/Community Care clinic sites in Kings County, southern Fresno County and northern Tulare County as well as physical therapy centers, a Sleep Apnea Center and many other services in the 2,500-square-mile (6,500 km2) region.[2]

On March 7, 2016, the labor and deliver services moved 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.

With this move, Central Valley General hospital is no longer an inpatient hospital, and was renamed Adventist Health / Community Care - Hanford. The six clinic services remain at the campus, including Community Care – Hanford primary care, Behavioral Health, Dental, Family Medicine Residency, Healthy Beginnings and Specialty.


Central Valley General Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate community care. Other Adventist Health entities include, 20 hospitals with more than 2,890 beds, more than 275 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies and seven hospice agencies, four joint-venture retirement centers and a workforce of 31,000 includes more than 22,350 employees; 4,800 medical staff physicians; and 3,850 volunteers.

In the news[edit]

July 27, 2009—Hanford Sentinel--"Adventist Health wins workability award"[3]


  1. ^ http://www.adventisthealthcv.com/ accessed November 25, 2012
  2. ^ a b c History
  3. ^ "Adventist Health wins workability award". Hanford Sentinel. July 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 

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