Adventist Health made its start in the central San
Joaquin Valley with the construction of Hanford Community Medical
Center in Hanford in 1965.The hospital expanded over the years to
accommodate the growing community’s needs, adding thousands of square
feet and building the three-story Kerr Outpatient Center.
In 1998, Adventist Health’s growth in the Valley surged with the purchase
of Central Valley General Hospital, formerly called Sacred Heart
Hospital, in Hanford. A year later, Adventist Health purchased Selma
Community Hospital, about 15 miles north of Hanford.