John Muir Health

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John Muir Health is a health care service headquartered in Walnut Creek, California and serving Contra Costa County, California and surrounding communities. It was formed in 1997 from the merger of John Muir Medical Center and Mt. Diablo Medical Center.

John Muir Health includes two of the largest medical centers in Contra Costa County: John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, a medical center that serves as Contra Costa County's only designated trauma center; and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Together, they are recognized as preeminent centers for neurosciences, orthopedics, cancer care, cardiovascular care and high-risk obstetrics. Other areas of specialty include general surgery, robotic surgery, weight loss surgery, rehabilitation and critical care. Both hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission, a national surveyor of quality patient care.

John Muir Health also offers complete inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs and services at its Behavioral Health Center, a fully accredited, 73-bed psychiatric hospital located in Concord.

Since its inception in 1996, the John Muir Physician Network has become one of the largest medical groups in Northern California, with more than 900 primary care and specialty physicians. Physicians associated with the Physician Network belong to either John Muir Medical Group (JMMG) or Muir Medical Group IPA, Inc. The Physician Network owns and operates primary care practices staffed by JMMG physicians in 23 locations from Brentwood to Pleasanton.

In addition, John Muir Health provides outpatient services throughout the community and urgent care centers in Brentwood, Concord, San Ramon and Walnut Creek.

John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek[edit]

John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek is a 575-bed acute care facility that is designated as the only trauma center for Contra Costa County and portions of Solano County. Recognized as one of the region's premier health care providers, its areas of specialty include high- and low-risk obstetrics, orthopedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, cardiac care, and cancer care. John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), a national surveyor of quality patient care. In 2011, for the fifth consecutive year, it was recognized as one of the Bay Area and nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek is also one of only a few hospitals in California to receive Magnet® recognition status for excellence in nursing services and quality nursing care. In spring 2011, The Tom and Billie Long Patient Care Tower, with 230 private rooms opened. Key areas of expansion include emergency, trauma, imaging, lab, surgery, critical care, neonatal intensive care unit, birth center, orthopedics and rehabilitation.

John Muir Medical Center, Concord[edit]

John Muir Medical Center, Concord, is a 317-bed acute care facility that serves Contra Costa and southern Solano counties. The medical center has long been recognized as a preeminent center for cancer care and cardiac care, including open heart surgery and interventional cardiology. Other areas of specialty include general surgery, orthopedic and neurology programs. The medical center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), a national surveyor of quality patient care. In 2011, John Muir Medical Center, Concord was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. John Muir Medical Center, Concord is also one of only a few hospitals in California to receive Magnet® recognition status for excellence in nursing services and quality nursing care. In November 2010, The Hofmann Family Patient Care Tower opened, housing private patient rooms, a centralized cardiovascular institute and a new emergency department.

On July 28, 2011, Becker's Hospital Review listed John Muir Medical Center, Concord under 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs. The hospital's orthopedic department includes joint replacement, extremity care, spinal surgery and sports medicine. The hospital's spine surgeons perform cutting-edge minimally invasive techniques for patients who need surgical intervention.[1]

Merger[edit]

In 1997, John Muir Medical Center and Mt. Diablo Medical Center merged to become John Muir Health.

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