Rural Health Care

About Rural Health Care

California’s nearly five dozen rural hospitals — providing care to more than 2 million people — are both lifelines and economic pillars for the communities they serve. Many of these hospitals are on the financial brink, reducing services just to stay open, or they face the possibility of closure. These situations place the most vulnerable populations at risk as Californians will have to travel great distances to get the care they need.

The California Critical Access Hospital Network (CCAHN) is a statewide organization which exists for the purpose of creating collaborative working relationships among California critical access hospitals to strengthen its members through sharing resources, education, and innovation.

Tahoe Forest Hospital

Proudly serving the community since 1952, Tahoe Forest Hospital is a not-for-profit rural health care facility and designated critical access hospital. It is fully accredited by the Healthcare Accreditation Facilities Program and licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services. Tahoe Forest Hospital has 25 acute care beds and 37 long-term care beds. […]

Sutter Lakeside Hospital

Serving residents of Lake County and surrounding communities, Sutter Lakeside Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Sutter Lakeside Hospital offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services and enjoys high marks in patient, staff, and physician satisfaction. Sutter Lakeside Hospital was awarded the prestigious Patient Safety and Quality […]

Surprise Valley Health Care District

Surprise Valley Health Care District is a District Authority-owned hospital located in Cedarville, CA. The hospital has 26 beds and provides the following services onsite to residents: Main & Washington StreetsCedarville, CA 96104 (530) 279-6111

Southern Inyo Healthcare District

Southern Inyo Local Healthcare District is dedicated to maintaining and improving health of residents and visitors through a coordinated health program that includes acute inpatient and outpatient services, skilled nursing, education, referral services, and recruitment of health care personnel. The Southern Inyo Healthcare District encompasses a diverse and highly coveted tourist destination, including the bottom […]

Seneca Healthcare District

Seneca Healthcare District is a community-oriented critical access hospital and clinic located in the beautiful Lake Almanor area with a full range of inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic imaging, and emergency, medical and surgical care. Seneca Hospital has 10 acute care beds and 16 skilled-nursing/long-term care beds.   The emergency room is open 24/7. Emergency response […]

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Since 1964, this 10-bed hospital has offered acute-care services to the residents and visitors of Santa Ynez Valley. Valley residents and visitors have peace of mind knowing that quality medical care is always close by when needed. Ranked in the top 10 percent for patient satisfaction on the West Coast, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital […]

San Bernardino Mountains Community Hospital District

Mountains Community Hospital is a full-service hospital with 17 medical/surgical beds, a 24-hour emergency department, a heliport, 18 extended care and recovery beds, full laboratory and radiology facilities, and two surgical suites. Medical services include: 29100 Hospital Rd.Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 (909) 336-3651 Mountains Community Hospital Website

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) is located in Ridgecrest, CA, just east of the Southern Sierra Mountain Ranges in the Indian Wells Valley. A nonprofit community organization governed by a board of directors, RRH is a full service acute care hospital with the goal providing the highest quality health care in a warm and compassionate environment. 1081 […]

Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital

Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital is a full-service, acute care facility dedicated to physically, emotionally, and spiritually uplifting patients and their families. Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital’s holistic, patient-centered care philosophy reflects a belief that treating the patient’s mind, body, and spirit and keeping the patient’s needs at the forefront of all decisions results in more rapid […]

Plumas District Hospital

Plumas District Hospital is a critical access hospital that offers a variety of services to the residents of central Plumas County. With seven family physicians, visiting specialists, and approximately 200 employees, PDH takes pride in fulfilling regional health care needs. Core services include primary and emergency services as well as surgery, all of which are […]