Health and Wellness
The John Muir Physician Network is a not-for-profit medical foundation of 900 physicians, all of whom belong to the John Muir Medical Group or the Muir Medical Group Independent Practice Association (IPA) and accept all HMO and most PPO insurance plans as well as Medicare. The network owns and operates 24 locations staffed by the John Muir Medical Group throughout Contra Costa County and parts of Alameda County. The Muir Medical Group IPA is a panel of primary-care physicians and specialists with offices throughout Contra Costa and parts of southern Solano and Alameda counties.

For four years in a row, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals, with rankings at No. 24 in Orthopedics, No. 30 in Gastroenterology and No. 45 in Gynecology. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) honored John Muir Health with Magnet® recognition status for excellence in nursing services and quality nursing care at both its hospitals.

Following are the John Muir Health medical facilities available to Bay Area residents:
  • Behavioral Health Center
  • Breast Health Center
  • Diabetes Center
  • John Muir Medical Center, Concord
  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
  • Lung Health Services Office
  • Medical Imaging, Brentwood
  • Medical Imaging, Concord
  • Medical Imaging, San Ramon
  • Medical Imaging, Walnut Creek
  • Metabolic Nutrition Center
  • MuirLab
  • Occupational Medicine, Brentwood
  • Occupational Medicine, Concord
  • Occupational Medicine, Walnut Creek
  • Outpatient Center, Brentwood
  • Outpatient Center, Tice Valley-Rossmoor
  • Pediatric Specialty Clinic
  • Physical Rehabilitation Center, Concord
  • Physical Rehabilitation Center, Pleasant Hill
  • Senior Services Office
  • Urgent Care Center, Brentwood
  • Urgent Care Center, Concord
  • Urgent Care Center, San Ramon
  • Urgent Care Center, Walnut Creek
  • Women’s Health Center
  • Wound Care Center

— Washington Hospital Healthcare System
The Washington Hospital Healthcare System was formed in 1948 as the Washington Township Hospital District, and Washington Hospital opened its doors 10 years later as a district hospital licensed for 150 beds. Today, Washington Hospital Healthcare System serves residents of Fremont, Newark, Union City and part of South Hayward and unincorporated Sunol, encompassing approximately 124 square miles of southern Alameda County and a population of approximately 320,000. In 2011, the Washington Hospital Healthcare System admitted more than 12,700 patients, performed more than 4,300 surgeries and serviced nearly 51,300 ER visits with 517 physicians on staff.

Washington Hospital Healthcare System’s comprehensive health-care services include 24-hour emergency care, childbirth and family services, cardiac and surgery, pulmonary function and respiratory care, crisis intervention, rehabilitation services (cardiac, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and stress), social services, laboratory and medical imaging, a Level II nursery and hospice care.

In the specialty of joint replacement, Washington Hospital was given by HealthGrades a Five-Star Award for the seventh year and an Excellence Award for the sixth year as well as named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals and the No. 3 hospital in California in 2012. HealthGrades also ranked Washington Hospital among the Top 5 percent in the nation for Treatment of Stroke, awarding the Hospital with a Stroke Care Excellence Award. Other Five-Star awards were given to the hospital’s Neurosciences, Back and Neck Surgery, Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement programs.

Following are the Washington Hospital Healthcare System medical facilities available to Bay Area residents:
  • Institute for Joint Restoration and Research
  • The Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
  • Washington Hospital
  • Washington Outpatient Catheterization Laboratory
  • Washington Outpatient Diabetes Center
  • Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
  • Washington Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Washington Radiation Oncology Center
  • Washington West

— Daughters of Charity Health System
Officially formed in 2002, the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) is a regional health-care system of six hospitals spanning the California coast from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles. The system is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul who have been serving the sick and those living in poverty through healing ministries worldwide for more than 375 years. In 2011 alone, DCHS invested $129.6 million in benefits for the poor and the broader community. Compassionate care and service is provided every day by more than 7,150 associates and physicians within DCHS. In the most recent annual report (2011), DCHS reported 53,340 inpatient visits (12,161 of them surgical) and 172,142 ER or urgent care visits.

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