A Heritage of Caring, 1905 - 2007
Woodland Healthcare's history of healing in Yolo County dates back to the opening of the Woodland Sanitarium at 110 College Street, Woodland in 1905. The Woodland Sanitarium grew to become the Woodland Clinic Hospital in the 1920s and moved to Third and Cross Street in Woodland. Finally, in 1967, a new hospital and clinic were completed with the help of the community at Woodland Healthcare's current location on Cottonwood Street in Woodland.
Today, Woodland Healthcare is an integrated organization: its clinics, provider, hospital and surgery center are all part of one system. This allows you and your family to conveniently access any of our outpatient, inpatient and education and support services.
Registered nurse Kathleen McConnell founds the 9-bed Woodland Sanitarium at 110 College Street.
The Woodland Sanitarium expands to include a small adjacent cottage on the corner of College and Clover Streets.
Population of Woodland is 3,187.
Miss McConnell sells the Woodland Sanitarium to four leading Yolo county physicians - Dr. Fred Fairchild, Dr. Chester Fairchild, Dr. Hiram Lawhead and Dr. William Blevins, Sr. These visionary men purchase a small lot on the corner of Third and Cross streets and build a new general hospital.
The City of Davis is incorporated on March 28, 1917.
The United States suffers a devastating influenza epidemic. In Yolo County, local ordinances are passed that prohibit all public gatherings.
Two parcels of property immediately north of the new hospital are purchased and construction begins to expand the Woodland Sanitarium.
The Woodland Sanitarium name is changed to Woodland Clinic Hospital.
The first unit of the Woodland Clinic Hospital expansion is opened for use.
Population of Woodland is 5,542.
Yolo County citizens and the Woodland Clinic Hospital are greatly impacted by the Great Depression of the 1930s. When the hospital and clinic property are offered for sale to the highest bidder, Dr. Fred Fairchild is the sole bidder.
The Woodland Clinic Hospital receives an A rating from the American College of Surgeons - the only hospital in Northern California to receive such an honor.
Church bells ring all over Yolo County and people throng the streets when World War II ends.
Population of Woodland is 9,386.
The Woodland Clinic Hospital grows to include the Fairchild Woolsey Surgical Suite and a new maternity wing.
The Woodland Clinic Hospital is reorganized as a not-for-profit corporation, and the hospital name is changed to Woodland Memorial Hospital.
Woodland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is founded with 30 charter members.
A 20-acre site at the corner of Gibson and Cottonwood Streets is purchased and plans begin for the construction of a new $4 million hospital.
Ground is broken for the new, 90-bed hospital.
More that 3,000 people attend the dedication ceremony for the community's new, state-of-the-art hospital. The Woodland Clinic Medical Group also celebrates with a new facility adjacent to the new hospital. The Woodland Memorial Hospital Foundation is established.
Population of Woodland is 20,677. Outpatient surgery services are introduced with 316 surgeries performed the first year.
Woodland Memorial Hospital introduces maternity classes.
Woodland Memorial Hospital starts fundraising efforts for the expansion of the emergency department and outpatient services.
Maternity classes for Spanish speaking parents are introduced
The hospital's new emergency and physical therapy wing is dedicated.
Woodland Memorial Hospital begins providing home health services.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services are implemented at Woodland Memorial Hospital.
The Cardiac Cath Lab is opened, offering cardiac catheterization, echocardiograms, cardiac stress testing and other procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
The Sleep Disorder Center, dedicated to the testing, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, opens at Woodland Memorial Hospital.
The first of its kind in Yolo County, a $5 million Outpatient Surgery Center opens. Population of Woodland is 39,802.
Woodland Clinic and Woodland Memorial Hospital affiliate and create Woodland Healthcare.
Woodland Healthcare joins Catholic Healthcare West, the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California.
Yolo Adult Day Health Center debuts.
Lena Valente Tranquility Room opens, offering a quiet, comfortable environment for reflection, prayer or mourning.
A medical office building is opened in Davis. Outpatient imaging center opens with a MRI, ultrasound and CT suites. Woodland Healthcare receives the Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care from the Joint Commission. Construction begins on a 58,000 square foot medical office building, providing a new home for Woodland Healthcare Clinic services.
Received Diabetes Physician Recognition from the ADA and the Joint Commission. Woodland Healthcare Foundation and Woodland Memorial Hospital both celebrate their 40th anniversaries.