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NorthBay Healthcare Overview

Fairfield, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
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NorthBay Healthcare is a locally based, non-profit health care organization serving Solano County since 1960. Our hospitals, NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville, are full-service, acute care facilities.
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Mission: NorthBay Healthcare's mission is to provide compassionate care, advanced medicine, close to home to all who come to us, regardless of their ability to pay for medical services.

NorthBay Healthcare – Why Work For Us?

At NorthBay Healthcare, our presence as a leader in innovative healthcare solutions is made possible by a talented team of professionals who enjoy making a difference as well as a living. We call it "The NorthBay Way." The principles that lead our work include:

  • Caring- be friendly, be helpful; treat others in the way they want to be treated. Be compassionate; demonstrate genuine concern for the well-being of others. Affirm the worth and potential of others, and encourage caring behaviors.
  • Collaboration - honor promises and commitments; work in a spirit of cooperation. Establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. Appreciate and use the knowledge and experience of others; fully support decisions once they are made. Be fair, be equitable, and be aware in all actions affecting others.
  • Communication - be consistent; earn and maintain the trust of others. Listen first; strive to understand events as they have meaning to others. Provide frequent, direct, and truthful communications. Ensure a clear and compelling purpose for the work that needs to be done. Show appreciation, recognize results, and celebrate accomplishments.
  • Competence - take personal responsibility for uncompromising levels of service, quality, and safety. Be accountable for problems that cross your path: do whatever it takes to do the right thing. Manage resources with prudence and responsibility; encourage innovation and risk-taking in others. Engage in lifelong learning to grow more skilled, professionally and personally.

We Believe... a shared model of professional practice with accountability through leadership in providing a continuum of quality, safe patient care. a patient-centered practice environment with nurses leading the coordination of care for patients. a culture of advanced practice that drives excellent clinical outcomes. the development of nursing professionals from career choice to career maturity.

Our Practice Model...

The patient and family are the focal point surrounded by the inner ring - professional nursing practice connecting them to the hearts illustrating how NorthBay nurses practice, communicate, collaborate and develop professionally.

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The spokes of the circle are the NorthBay organizational values with one addition, competence.

The outer ring consists of two related concepts: Jean Watson's nursing theory, the Art and Science of Caring, and Relationship-Based Care (RBC). These concepts provide the theoretical framework for the model.

NorthBay Medical Center

NorthBay Medical Center continues to build on its 50-year history of service to residents of upper Solano County. Continually growing with the community in both size and sophistication, NorthBay Medical Center remains committed to meeting the changing health needs of local residents, making state-of-the-art services available close to home.

  • 132-bed acute-care hospital
  • 24-hour Emergency Department and STEMI Receiving Center
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Staff physicians, called hospitalists, supervise and coordinate hospital care while working closely with your primary care physician
  • Modern Maternity Unit with private birthing suites
  • Newborn Intensive Care Unit for premature and critically ill newborns
  • State-of-the-art Critical Care units
  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • NorthBay Heart & Vascular Center
  • Cancer Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons

To better serve Northern Solano county residents, a second facility, VacaValley Hospital, was opened in 1987.

VacaValley Hospital

VacaValley Hospital is a 50-bed, non-profit hospital providing a wide range of medical services to the residents of Vacaville and surrounding communities of northern Solano County.  A sister facility of NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, NorthBay Healthcare opened the Vacaville hospital in 1987 as a result of a community-wide fund raising effort.

  • 24-hour Emergency Department
  • Staff physicians, called hospitalists, supervise and coordinate hospital care while working closely with your primary care physician
  • 44 medical-surgical beds
  • Six-bed critical care unit for high-level intensive care
  • Two surgery suites
  • Full service laboratory
  • Diagnostic imaging services with fully equipped radiology department including CT scanner

About NorthBay Healthcare:
We Are Nonprofit, an Important Difference

NorthBay Healthcare opened its first hospital in 1960 and remains Solano County's only locally based, locally managed nonprofit healthcare organization. NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville are known for providing quality services.

Our hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care, intensive care, and sophisticated surgical and diagnostic services. Both have maintained accreditation from The Joint Commission.

The 132-bed NorthBay Medical Center is a center of excellence for maternal and child services. Our Newborn Intensive Care Unit provides the most sophisticated services for premature or ill newborns within 50 miles. The hospital also hosts NorthBay Heart & Vascular Center, the only open-heart surgery center in the county. The Emergency Department is a Chest Pain Center and STEMI Receiving Center.

Our Center for Primary Care, with offices in Fairfield, Vacaville and Green Valley, is a partnership between NorthBay Healthcare and a group of respected local physicians. It comprises board-certified family practice physicians, internists and pediatricians and affiliated physician specialists throughout the Solano County region.

Our other keynote services include the NorthBay Cancer Center on the Fairfield campus, the county's first such nationally accredited center, along with the Center for Women's Health.

Our Mission: Compassionate Care,
Advanced Medicine, Close to Home

NorthBay Healthcare leads the way in providing advanced medicine to the people of Solano County. Our compassion, our commitment to excellence, and the depth and breadth of our services, is a testament to our enduring commitment to the local community. We strive to ensure that local residents remain near home for most of the health care services they'll need in their lifetimes.

NorthBay Kicks Off Walk to End Alzheimer's

Splashes of purple were everywhere — on flowers, balloons, T-shirts and even signs of “Hope” — as the official start of Walk to End Alzheimer’s season was kicked off at Green Valley Administration Center on July 21. 

NorthBay Alzheimer’s Services — top sponsor for this year’s event — hosted the gathering of Alzheimer’s Association representatives, as well as team leaders for several of the walking groups, who came to Green Valley to stir up enthusiasm and sign up potential walkers. A table display at the kick off for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

This year’s walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Suisun Waterfront. To join a NorthBay team, go to at All who register to walk with a NorthBay team will be given a purple #NorthBay T-shirt this year.

The Alzheimer’s Association returns a good portion of funds raised back to the nonprofit organizations that support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. During the past three years, NorthBay’s teams have raised enough to earn a donation of more than $32,000 to support the NorthBay Adult Day Center, according to Sandy Perez, manager of NorthBay Alzheimer’s Services.

R2D2 is More Than Just A Bike Ride

NorthBay Healthcare will host its fifth annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes (R2D2) on Sunday, September 11, when it rolls out of the parking lot at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road.

The event's goal is to raise funds for The NorthBay Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, and at the same time raise awareness in the community about the severity of the diabetes crisis in Solano County.

“Few people realize that Solano County ranks very high in the state with one of the highest number of diagnosed diabetes patients at 10.1 percent,” says Deborah Murray, M.D. “This ride is a great opportunity to put an emphasis on the value of good diet and exercise, and raise money for local education projects related to diabetes.”

There are three separate rides, a 10-mile jaunt through a Vacaville residential neighborhood, just perfect for families and children, and a 25-mile and 60-mile ride for more serious cyclists.

Supporting Our Veterans

NorthBay Hospice and Bereavement volunteers and employees manned a “We Honor Veteran’s” booth during the American Warrior Initiative’s “Lead the Way Race for Warriors 5K,” held at Lagoon Valley in mid-July.
“The mission of the American Warrior Initiative is to educate, encourage and inspire Americans to give back to our active duty and veterans, and we at NorthBay are a part of that,” according to Mae Diaz, “We Honor Veterans” community liaision for NorthBay Health at Home & Hospice.
All funds raised at the event are to be gifted to a local veteran or active duty member.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NorthBay Healthcare in January 2017.


    Received email from Nurse Manager to schedule interview on a day that was convenient for me. On the day of the interview I immediately felt welcome and at ease. Still awaiting outcome of interview. No matter what the results are, I can honestly say that the staff at NorthBay Healthcare do appear to truly enjoy their job which is a positive reflection of the leadership within their facility.

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NorthBay Healthcare Awards & Accolades

  • Magnet Designation in Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2015
  • Best Place to Work, The North Bay Business Journal, 2012

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