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Golden Valley Health Center
797 W. Childs Ave. • Merced, CA 95340
(209) 383-5871 •

Golden Valley Health Center (GVHC) is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1972. Their team of doctors, dentists and other medical professionals provides quality, primary health care services to families in the city of Merced and surrounding area – regardless of language, financial or cultural barriers.

GVHC’s network includes 21 medical sites and seven dental sites, including two freestanding women’s health centers, three school-based centers and a homeless health care program to serve the community. It is charged with a special mission to care for migrant and seasonal farm workers, as well as their families, and to provide culturally appropriate care for limited English speaking patients.

University Surgery Center
1390 E. Yosemite Ave. • Merced, CA 95340
(209) 580-3400 •

University Surgery Center is an outpatient surgery center owned and operated by local surgeons. With seven operating rooms and over 20,000 square feet, it is one of the newest and largest outpatient surgery centers in California. University Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art equipment in a warm, comfortable environment. Over 95 percent of patients rated their care “excellent,” and 100 percent of those patients surveyed stated they would recommend University Surgery Center to their friends and family. Nearly every surgeon in the area operates at University Surgery Center and nearly every type of outpatient surgery is performed there. The surgery center opened in 2002 and has become a regional center for elective surgery.

Merced County Department of Mental Health (MCDMH)
480 E. 13th St. • Merced, CA 95340
(888) 334-0163 •

MCDMH provides a selection of mental health and alcohol and drug services to children, youth, adults and their families. Services are available in English, Spanish and several Southeast Asian languages. MCDMH services are available 24 hours a day.

Mercy Medical Center Merced
333 Mercy Ave. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 564-5000

Mercy Medical Center Merced is located at and offers the community a fully integrated health care system. Services include an acute care hospital, cancer center, family care clinic, general medicine clinic, health education center, home-care services and kids care clinic.

Dominican campus, located at 2740 M St. in Merced is committed to providing full-service/scale outpatient surgery and imaging, as well as lab endoscopy, physical therapy services, sleep lab, wound care and home health care services. Call (209) 384-6444 for further details.

Mercy Cancer Center
3850 G. St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 396-6000

Mercy Cancer Center, an affiliate of world-renowned U.C. Davis Cancer Network, provides medical and radiation oncology including University-affiliated clinical experts and state-of-the-art technology treatment options and educational resources.

Children’s Hospital Central California

It is located 50 miles South of Merced in Madera with a satellite office in Merced. The Merced Pediatric Subspecialty Center is located at 1190 Olivewood Dr., Ste. A.

To say that the Central Valley is lucky to have a facility like Children’s Hospital Central California is an understatement. For over 50 years, countless lives in Central California and beyond have been touched by the healing hands at Children’s.

What started over 50 years ago as the humble vision of five women has grown into one of the 10 largest freestanding children’s hospitals in the nation. Today, Children’s Hospital is a 297-bed pediatric medical center on a 50-acre campus in Madera County. They now have more than 500 doctors practicing in over 40 pediatric subspecialties with clinics and services throughout Central California.

In 2004, Children’s Hospital received the prestigious Magnet Nursing Services Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet Award is given to less than three percent of all hospitals in the country. Children’s is the only pediatric Magnet hospital west of the Rockies.

The hospital’s effect on kids is not just felt in the Valley; their primary service area encompasses over 45,000 square miles, stretching from Stockton to Bakersfield and

the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the largest service areas of any children’s hospital in the nation.

Children’s is not only one of the biggest pediatric hospitals – it’s one of the best. In national benchmark studies, they are routinely recognized as one of the top four hospitals in their peer group. They have received exceptional ratings in key areas such as pain management, cleanliness and responsiveness to special needs. Their NICU, PICU and trauma services are particularly noteworthy for annually ranking among the highest in their peer groups for survival rates.

The mission of Children’s Hospital is to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services to the children regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks to the generous donations the hospital receives from its many guilds, private donors and corporate gifts, they are able to fulfill their mission and make sure that children have access to excellent health care.

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