Heart and Vascular Center opens. A $4.6 million cardiovascular operating room brings advanced cardiac care, including open heart surgery, to Solano County for the first time.
Robots link NorthBay hospitals to Dignity Health’s Neurological Institute stroke network. This telemedicine program gives the hospitals access to stroke experts 24/7.
NorthBay Center for Women’s Health opens. A unique new medical practice focused on women’s health, from puberty through childbirth and menopause.
NorthBay Trauma Center earns Level III designation. The first hospital in the county to earn a trauma designation, this means NorthBay Medical Center can care for most trauma cases (except neurosurgery).
NorthBay Medical Center becomes a STEMI Receiving Center. All suspected heart attacks are now directed to the hospital for diagnosis and advanced cardiac care.
NorthBay Cancer Center celebrates 25th Anniversary. The county’s first cancer center maintains accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. In 2016, it moves from Fairfield to expanded new offices in Vacaville.
NorthBay Medical Center becomes an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI. The hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab moves from diagnostic procedures to interventional non-invasive surgery.
Center for Neuroscience is established. A $3 million investment in a neurosurgical operating room brings complex brain surgery to NorthBay Medical Center.
NorthBay Medical Center earns Baby-Friendly designation. The hospital’s Maternal Child Health program provides evidence-based maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother-baby bonding.
Trauma Center earns Level II verification from American College of Surgeons. NorthBay Medical Center adds care for all trauma patients, including neurosurgical cases.
Nurses earn Magnet designation. This coveted recognition of nursing excellence is given to only 6.6 percent of hospitals in the U.S.
NICU celebrates 30th
Anniversary. The community Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for 180 premature or ill infants a year.
NorthBay joins the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In May, NorthBay Healthcare became only the second health care system in California to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
HealthSpring Fitness Center opens. The county’s first medical fitness facility improves the health of all types of members, from those recovering from illness or injury to the star athlete.