History of Sierra View

The Sierra View Local Hospital District was formed by resolution of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on October 21, 1947 to be a beacon of healthcare in Porterville.original sierra view hospital, black and white photo of very small one story building

Original Hospital Building (1958)

A Timeline of Sierra View:

February 1957: Construction for Sierra View District Hospital (SVDH) began at its present site.

March 1, 1958: The new 42-bed hospital opened its doors for the first time.small photo of little white building behind a shady tree, this is the cancer treatment center

1985: After 30 years without any significant growth, a three-story inpatient tower was constructed at SVDH.

1990: To offer oncology treatment and care for Porterville’s residents, a cutting-edge Cancer Treatment Center (see right) was opened.

1995: The five-story patient inpatient tower (see below) was completed this year, commemorating a major milestone for the hospital’s expansion and creating a lasting landmark for Tulare County.

2003: Sierra View opened its Medical Office Building (MOB) on Pearson Drive just north of the main campus to offer outpatient services while also creating more office space for staff.the new sierra view hospital, a tall building covered in glass windows

2005: The Cancer Treatment Center doubled in size after extensive remodeling and was renamed the Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center.

2007: To expand the services provided within the healthcare district, Sierra View opened its outpatient Dialysis Center (see right) located just north of the MOB.

2014: Although still part of the Sierra View Local Healthcare District, Sierra View District Hospital underwent a name change and became Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC).white building that houses the dialysis center

sierra view medical center logo

2016: SVMC was awarded Baby-Friendly Designation in recognition of their efforts to create a safe and comfortable environment for both mother and baby while at the hospital.

February 2017: With high patient volumes seen in the Emergency Department annually, Sierra View’s Urgent Care facility opened its doors within the MOB to evaluate and treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. As SVMC shifted toward pandemic efforts in 2020, the decision was made to permanently close the doors of the SVMC Urgent Care location as of January 2021 in an effort to sustain financial stability.

April 2017: After years of planning and development, a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory was added for heart related issues and imaging.