It all started in 1987

The NorthBay VacaValley Hospital Campus opened in 1987, where acres of fruit orchards once grew.

Was it really only 25 years ago that a prune orchard in rural Vacaville gave birth to NorthBay VacaValley Hospital? Yes, time flies, when you’re saving lives and advancing medicine.

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Milestones & Memories (page 1)

VacaValley’s Vibrant Past Remains Fresh in Minds of Staff, Physicians, Volunteers With 25 years under its proverbial belt, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital has a rich and storied past. Oh, if only the walls and halls could talk. They can’t, but employees, administrators, volunteers and physicians can and did. Here we share 25 recollections —some monumental, some…
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VacaValley Campus Geared Toward a Future of Growth

Plans in the Works for Fitness Center What will the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital campus look like in 2020? That’s what the NorthBay executive staff and boards of directors are deciding this fall and an announcement is expected soon. One thing is for sure, the undeveloped ground of the campus will be transformed with facilities to…
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Five Years, 500+ Patients

New Joints Mean a New Life James Kuiper, 67, dreamed of dancing with his wife again. Lee Mitchell, 76, just hoped for pain-free days. For both men, hip replacement surgery made their hopes and dreams become a reality. As an art history professor at Chico State University, James spends a lot of time on his…
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A Love Story…

…Still Strong Despite Alzheimer’s Disease The love story of Eugene Lyons, 88, and his wife, Laura, 83, of Vacaville, continues even as they face a life changed forever by Alzheimer’s disease. Today they are among the families who rely on the respite care provided by the NorthBay Adult Day Center on the VacaValley campus. Married…
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Finding Comfort in Shared Culture

Maria And Evilio Osorio don’t mind travelling to Vacaville to see Dr. Alfredo Ovalle. Starting a new life in a new country would be a big challenge at any age, but when you’re in your 70s, finding the right doctor is key. That’s why Evilio and Marina Osorio consider themselves very fortunate to be in…
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Doctor Makes the Right Call

Rare Disease Threatens Toddler’s Life Dana Aleman was beside herself with worry. Her 3-year-old son Levi was running a high fever. His dark brown eyes were bloodshot. Her active little boy was shockingly listless and would no longer eat or drink. Although she had checked in with a doctor two days earlier, she and her…
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