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Our Mission & Vision

Madera Community Hospital is a not-for-profit community health resource, dedicated to actively promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of residents throughout the Central Valley. We are committed to identifying and serving our community’s needs with compassion, concern, care and safety for the individual.

In support of our primary mission, Madera Community Hospital will:

  • Be sensitive to the diverse physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs of those we serve, including the alleviation of pain and suffering, and integrally involving the family in care delivery.
  • Periodically assess the health status and needs of our community, determine which health services we can appropriately establish and maintain, and act as a catalyst to ensure that priority health needs are met.
  • Work collaboratively with physicians, other health providers, and community leaders to develop, offer and continuously evolve a comprehensive and integrated continuum of health services.
  • Stimulate high levels of support and participation in educational and outreach initiatives offered to patients, staff and community members in an effort to promote both high levels of individual achievement and community health and well-being.
  • Prudently manage and utilize our financial resources, while ensuring the provision of high-quality, effectively- delivered health services.

Vision Statement

Madera Community Hospital will distinguish itself as a leader in identifying and meeting our community’s health needs by working in partnership with physicians and others to offer and manage an integrated array of health services upon which a majority of individuals and employers in our community will rely.

We will:

  • Initiate collaborative relationships and strategic alliances which advance our vision.
  • Meet or exceed our customers’ expectations through quantifiable clinical and service quality and coordinated care delivery.
  • Actively involve employers and community leaders in our success.
  • Be flexible to change as community needs evolve.
  • Engage a community which recognizes MCH as a vital community health resource.
  • Align hospital and physician interests to better serve our community.
  • Strategically invest in services and technologies, such as information technologies and non-acute care services.
  • Selectively expand our Central Valley presence to serve the growing needs of area residents and purchasers.

A Hospital with History

In 1966, a group of concerned Madera leaders formed a coalition directed at developing the healthcare facilities available in Madera County. At that time, the community was facing a severe healthcare crisis: two of the three existing hospitals had lost their compliance status, making them ineligible to receive government funding and the County was not interested in continuing to provide hospital based services.

Through their dedication and innovation, the coalition was able to build a brand new facility. Completed in 1971, Madera Community Hospital (MCH) has continued to grow from a 88-bed to a 106-bed adult acute care facility, offering a wide range of sophisticated diagnostic and treatment services.

For more than 50 years, we have met the needs of our patients and community with compassion and quality care.

Our Timeline

As the community has continued to grow, so have we. Here is a look back at some of the hospital's most notable moments.

  • 1966: Madera leaders form coalition
  • 1971: New Hospital opens 88-bed acute care facility
  • 1976: MCH became a non-profit hospital governed by local Board of Trustees
  • 1992: Family Health Services Clinic established
  • 1993: Outpatient Center opens in front of the Hospital offering Radiology, Lab drawing, and Physical Therapy services
  • 1995: New Ambulatory Surgical Center opened
  • 2000: Grand opening of the new 16-room Emergency Room and 10-bed Intensive Care Unit
  • 2006: Refurbishment and upgrades to the existing facility began
  • 2007: Upgrade and installation of CT Scanner
  • 2008: Chowchilla Rural Health Clinic opens
  • 2010: Upgrade and installation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Digital Mammography
  • 2011: Hospital Energy Facility completed
  • 2012: Central Power Plant completed
  • 2017: Opened RapidCare. Our "walk-in" extended hours clinic.
  • 2017: Received our First 'A' in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group
  • 2018: Unveiled Lobby Renovation
  • 2019: Emergency Department fully staffed with 100% Board Certified Physicians
  • 2020: Cared for the first COVID-19 positive patient in the Central Valley
  • 2021: Celebrated our 50th year