Our History

Doctors Hospital of Manteca was born in 1962, after local physicians realized their patients were leaving the community in search of their healthcare needs. When it opened its doors, the hospital had just seven doctors and 41 employees.

Street View of Manteca HospitalToday, Doctors Hospital of Manteca is the largest private employer in the community with nearly 500 employees and a staff of more than 180 physicians. Each year, more than 35,000 patients receive some of the most advanced medical care and technology available. But even though the hospital is larger, it has not lost sight of its original mission of providing the best possible care to the community of Manteca.

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s largest hospital accreditation agency. It also continues to rank highly for quality care.

Some milestones in the history of Doctors Hospital of Manteca:

1961 — Ground is broken during the summer on the 28-bed, 11,000-square-foot hospital.

— The hospital officially opens on Feb. 26. On Feb. 28, the first baby was born in the hospital to Mrs. Alfred Limas.

— The hospital expands to 49 all-electric beds.

— A new emergency wing opens, providing 24-hour ER services.

— Ownership changes to National Medical Enterprises.

— A birthing center is added to the hospital.

— A second floor is added, expanding the hospital from 49 to 73 beds.

— Women’s Imaging Center services are added.

— Ownership changes to Tenet Healthcare Corp.

— The Women’s Imaging Center is upgraded, earning it the distinction of a Women’s Imaging Center of Excellence.

— Doctors Hospital of Manteca celebrates its 50th anniversary with 455 employees, 195 doctors and 106 volunteers. The Manteca Imaging Center also opens.

— The emergency room is upgraded, and the hospital’s new services include interventional radiology, laser cataract surgery and robotic hip and knee surgery.

— The Manteca Wound Center opens.

— The Manteca Surgery Center opens (scheduled).

— Primary Stroke Center Accreditation.

— The new da Vinci XI surgical system was acquired.

— Groundbreaking was held for Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s new two-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building.

— Women’s Imaging Center at Doctors Hospital of Manteca begins offering 3D mammography for breast cancer screening.

— Doctors Hospital of Manteca celebrates 60th anniversary.