About Us

Dignity Health operates three hospitals in the Bakersfield area - Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital Downtown and Mercy Hospital Southwest.

In addition to our acute care hospitals, Dignity Health provides a growing number of health care facilities to meet the needs of our community including the Millennium Surgery Center, the Dignity Health Infusion Center at CBCC, Ortho Clinic at Mercy's Southwest campus, and the Dignity Health Medical Group Bakersfield.

Hello Dignity Health Medical Network

At Dignity Health Bakersfield, our health care mission is powered by the belief that partnering with others improves the quality of life in our community.


In the early 1950's, the people of Bakersfield and Kern County found themselves in desperate need of a new hospital.

Hospital Accreditation

Our Dignity Health Bakersfield hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission and have been awarded its Gold Seal of Approvalâ„¢.

End of Life Option Act

The California End of Life Option Act legally authorizes a physician to prescribe a lethal dose of a lethal medication so that a patient can end his or her life.

Community Benefit Report & Health Needs Assessment

At Dignity Health, a key part of our mission is supporting the health of our communities in meaningful, measurable ways.

Community Programs

Our hospitals share a commitment to excellent care that spans decades.

Mission, Vision, Values

As part of Dignity Health, our hospital is committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus.

Ways to Give

Bakersfield Memorial Foundation helps to support our hospital in many ways.