Mercy San Juan Medical Center, established in 1967 and located in Carmichael, continues the mission that began 150 years ago when the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Northern California to devote their lives to care for the uneducated and the sick.
Mercy San Juan doctors lead a healthcare team that prides itself in patient-care excellence - embracing every opportunity to combine the latest technology with the most comprehensive and compassionate care available.
Mercy San Juan has evolved from a 215-bed community hospital to a 260-bed medical center, adding key specialty areas such as cardiac services, the Mercy Cancer Center, the Mercy Center for Breast Health, the Mercy Sleep Center, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Mercy Home Health and Mercy Hospice.
The year 1999 marked a milestone for Mercy San Juan. The Trauma Center opened and all Mercy San Juan patients benefited as the hospital added specialty doctors and enhanced laboratory and imaging services to provide the 24-hour services necessary for a Level II trauma program.
Today, Mercy San Juan receives more ambulance traffic than any Sacramento area hospital. What's more, the American College of Surgeons calls Mercy's trauma program one that other hospitals should use as a blueprint.
Looking ahead, Mercy San Juan completed a $100 million expansion, bringing 100 new patient beds to north Sacramento and south Placer County in 2009.
1962 ~ Sisters of Mercy purchase 26-acre site on Coyle Avenue in Carmichael
1967 ~ Mercy San Juan Hospital opens in Carmichael
1979 ~ Mercy starts new hospice program
1981 ~ Mercy starts new home health program
1982 ~ Mercy San Juan becomes first Sacramento hospital to offer hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatments
1982 ~ Outpatient surgery center opens under physician leadership
1985 ~ Mercy assumes leadership of Mercy San Juan Surgery Center
1986 ~ Mercy Healthcare in Sacramento merges with Mercy Health System in San Francisco to form Dignity Health
1986 ~ Mercy Sleep Center opens
1988 ~ Dr. John Schafer first recipient of Lloyd D. Bowles physician award
1989 ~ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit opens as 6-bed unit at Mercy San Juan
1990 ~ First Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Reunion held
1990 ~ Mercy San Juan opens cardiac cath lab and begins cardiac surgery
1991 ~ NICU moves into new space and expands to 18 beds
1991 ~ American River Hospital purchased and renamed Mercy American River Hospital. Its operations begin to merge with Mercy San Juan
1993 ~ Mercy Hospice receives Medicare certification
~ Mercy San Juan first receives designation for Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program from American College of Surgeons
1998 ~ Pharmacy Practice Residency Program receives accreditation from the American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists
1999 ~ Trauma Center opens with 69,000-square foot expansion including new 31-bed Emergency Department
2000 ~ Mercy American River Hospital closes with all staff offered jobs at other Mercy facilities
2000 ~ Trauma Center receives American College of Surgeons verification, the gold standard for trauma centers
2001 ~ Name changed to Mercy San Juan Medical Center to more accurately reflect breadth of services
2002 ~ Mercy Center for Breast Health opens
2003 ~ Bariatric surgery program begins
2004 ~ Mercy Cancer Center established on Mercy San Juan campus
2004 ~ Recruitment of cancer surgeons Dr. Jeffrey Pelton and Dr. Stephen Maxwell leads to establishment of Mercy Cancer Center on Mercy San Juan campus
2005 ~ Stroke program receives primary stroke center designation from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
2005 ~ Mercy Sleep Center doubles in size from four to eight beds, and moves to new location on Auburn Boulevard.
2006 ~ Bariatric surgery program receives Center of Excellence status by American Society of Bariatric Surgery
2006 ~ Family Birth Center successfully delivers first set of quadruplets
2006 ~ State Office of Traffic Safety announces $500,000 grant for DUI program championed by Trauma Center Medical Director Leon Owens, MD
2006 ~ Mercy San Juan recognized by five health plans for being among the top 10% of California hospitals for quality patient care
2006 ~ First Trauma Reunion held
2007 ~ Mercy San Juan Medical Center celebrates their 40th anniversary