‘NorthBay Way Wall’ Shines Light on History, Commitment

The NorthBay Way Wall tells the healthcare system’s story on panels that stretch down the main corridor at NorthBay Medical Center.

Installed just weeks before the opening of the North Wing, a new art project featured prominently in NorthBay Medical Center’s main corridor showcases the history, milestones and medical advancements of NorthBay Healthcare.

Called “The NorthBay Way Wall,” it is composed of nine panels, hundreds of photographs and “Our Story,” of a hospital system borne from the community’s need for medical care.

A number of the organization’s founders — including several local mayors, city managers, councilmembers and philanthropists — make up a veritable Who’s Who of Solano County.

Opening as Intercommunity Memorial Hospital in 1959, the 32-bed facility on Pennsylvania Avenue and B. Gale Wilson Boulevard now offers 154 beds, a 24-hour emergency department, and complex surgical procedures. It became NorthBay Medical Center in 1987, and branched out to grow an entire health care system around it. Today, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, the NorthBay Surgery Center at VacaValley, the VacaValley Wellness Center, NorthBay Urgent Care and numerous medical office buildings in Fairfield and Vacaville are also part of the NorthBay family and are featured on the wall.

Chief Medical Officer Seth Kaufman, M.D., and NorthBay Healthcare Group President Aimee Brewer pose by the organization’s mission statement: Compassionate Care, Advanced Medicine, Close to Home.

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