The year 2018 was a landmark year for Washington Hospital and for our extended
Sixty years ago, the first patients were admitted to the newly constructed
Washington Hospital, a district hospital, funded and supported by the
residents of the Tri-City Area, including Fremont, Newark, Union City,
unincorporated Sunol and the southernmost portion of Hayward.
And, on November 13, we opened the Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion,
a 224,800 square-foot medical facility that houses our expanded Emergency
Department and Critical Care as well as oncology, telemetry and intermediate
care medical/surgical units. Again, construction of the Pavilion has been
made possible by the strong backing of residents of our community who
believe in and support a hospital whose primary mission is to serve the
health care needs of their local community.
Our newly expanded Emergency Department allows us to continue to provide
care to our growing community in an appropriately sized state-of-the-art
facility. We can also apply to Alameda County to be designated as a regional
trauma center. With a trauma center designation, critically ill patients
will no longer have to be transported to distant trauma facilities, but
rather be treated in their community by the top physicians and nurses
at Washington Hospital.
The community’s faith and determination 60 years ago to build and
support a local hospital, whose stakeholders are its own residents, has
been rewarded time and time again. Every year, the Hospital’s profits
are reinvested in our community for our health care needs rather than
being sent to distant investors.
That commitment to local control and locally focused health care has resulted
in Washington Hospital being named one of the top 100 hospitals in the
U.S. by Healthgrades, the leading resource for comprehensive information
about hospitals and physicians. This recognition places Washington Hospital
among the top 2 percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical excellence. We
are among only 20 California hospitals to receive this distinguished award.
As we celebrate our 60th anniversary and the opening of the Morris Hyman
Critical Care Pavilion, we continue to thank our founders for their vision
and work, who followed their dream and built a local, community-focused hospital.
Nancy Farber, CEO
Washington Hospital Healthcare System