John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek (Calif.) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016

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John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek (Calif.). John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek was founded in the late 1950s by 50 physicians. After several years of fundraising, the physicians and community members purchased a site upon which to build the hospital. The hospital officially opened its doors on June 16, 1965. Just over 150 full- and part-time employees staffed the 150-bed hospital, which provided care to roughly 75 patients each day.

Today, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek contains 572 licensed hospital beds. It is the only designated trauma center for Contra Costa County and portions of Solano County. The hospital is led by Jane A. Willemsen, who serves as president and chief administrative officer.

John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek is Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2015 and 2016, the hospital was ranked among the nation's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek the No. 2 hospital in the San Francisco metro area in its 2015-16 rankings. It is nationally ranked in three adult specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery, gynecology and orthopedics. 


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John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek (Calif.).

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