In the 1950s, St. Paul's Hospital in Livermore proved too small for the communities of Livermore and Pleasanton. People grew weary of traveling to Oakland for health care, so local residents united and raised enough money, along with federal grants, to build Valley Memorial Hospital on land donated by Kaiser Paving Company in Livermore. Valley Memorial opened its doors in October 1961 with 46 beds and a medical staff of 23.
As the Tri-Valley community grew, so did ValleyCare and ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton opened in 1991. Over the years, ValleyCare kept pace with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, adding new programs and services to meet the needs of the community, expanding to include new and remodeled buildings in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin allowing us to serve the Tri-Valley and beyond. At the same time, ValleyCare's hospital and medical staff provided consistent, high-quality, compassionate and personalized care.
In 2015, ValleyCare became a key part of Stanford Health Care, enabling us to grow the depth of services and expertise available to the community. As a community-based, academic-affiliated health system, we are rare: we offer award-winning, compassionate, quality care coupled with research-fueled, innovative medicine. The result is that we are uniquely positioned to address all of your health care needs, common to complex – from emergency and maternity services to the latest in heart surgery and cancer care. Our passion for excellence, coupled with the pursuit of leading-edge technology, is why you can expect superior medical care to continue for generations to come.
An important cornerstone of our success over the last 60 years is our warm relationship with the community. That bond endures to our common benefit and enables us to uphold our legacy of healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time.
As we look to our future, we will continue to grow and develop unique service offerings to include destination Stanford Medicine programs so that we can continue to deliver an unrivaled full continuum of care for our local communities in the East Bay region and beyond.