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Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has been a part of western Nevada County since 1958, but its roots go even deeper. In the 1930s, mining engineer Errol MacBoyle and local doctor Carl Jones were leaders of an effort to build a new community hospital. With donated funds and land from MacBoyle's Idaho-Maryland Mine, work began on a new hospital.

World War II interrupted construction of the hospital and by the mid-1950s both MacBoyle and Jones had died and the unfinished hospital building was sold to businessman Charles Litton. Later, with proceeds from the sale and community fundraising efforts, plus 10 acres of land on Spring Hill donated by the Idaho-Maryland Mine, a new hospital for the community became a reality as Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 1958.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Today

Much has happened since then including the addition of our Outpatient Center, Community Cancer Center and a Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.

Our services also continue to expand and grow, including state of the art diagnostic services, telemedicine services, access to emergency care providers within 30 minutes and access to our Certified Stroke Center.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital offers access to continuing and medical education for healthcare professionals, wellness center classes including diabetes management, smoking cessation, stress reduction, prenatal classes, cancer support groups and family caregiver classes. In addition, there are more than 100 primary and specialty care doctors on our active and associate medical staff.

A Division of Dignity Health

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is a division of Dignity Health, the fifth largest health system in the nation with more than 40 hospitals across three states. The mission and values we were founded upon remain the same. Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, we endeavor every day to keep our patients happy, healthy, and whole.