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St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital One Step Closer to its Grand Opening

Blessing and Dedication Ceremony Took Place on August 21

CAMARILLO, CA, August 23, 2018 – St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), a member of Dignity Health, hosted a Blessing & Dedication Ceremony on August 21, 2018 for its new and enhanced hospital. The event included: brief comments from hospital leadership and board chairs; words of inspiration by the Sisters of Mercy; the blessing offered by Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez; followed by a tour of the new hospital.

“The blessing and celebration represents a significant milestone for St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and the Camarillo community,” said Darren Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “Our next step is to host our Grand Opening celebration next month, followed by the final step, about a few weeks later, which is to open our new hospital to patients.”

The new SJPVH brings in new and more advanced technology, increases patient privacy and enhances the overall experience for our patients and the community. The three-story, more than 71,000-square-foot addition is being built onto the southwest side of the existing hospital and will include:

  • Three new technologically advanced operating suites
  • State-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory
  • Preoperative and post anesthesia care units
  • 50 spacious private rooms
  • Beautiful new lobby
  • A redesigned café

The community is invited to attend the Grand Opening Ceremony which will offer fun family activities such as games, photo booths, a four foot Operation game, Jamba Juice, Mister Softee, Sharkey’s, BBQ from the Lion’s Club, tours of the facility, prizes and giveaways, and much more, all free of charge.



Grand Opening Details:
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
2309 Antonio Ave. in Camarillo - corner of Antonio Avenue and Mar Vista Way Parking: Plenty of street parking
RSVP to (877) 753-6248.

If any member of the media would like additional information, please contact Arrate Zavala in the Marketing Communications Department at 805.988.2751.



About St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo is a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and rated among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke and pulmonary care by Healthgrades. St. John’s Pleasant Valley is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at

Publish date: 

Thursday, August 23, 2018