Plumas District Hospital is located in Quincy, California, which is the County seat and the largest community in Plumas County. Quincy is nestled against the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and tucked in at the edge of the lush American Valley. Chico, California is 80 miles West of Quincy and Reno, Nevada is 80 miles East of Quincy.
The Plumas Hospital District was formed in 1955. In 1956 a bond issue was passed to obtain financing for a new hospital. Funds were also obtained from the Federal Government Hill-Burton Program. The acceptance of Hill-Burton money requires health care institutions to furnish needed services to persons unable to pay for the services. Although this obligation ended in May, 1979, patients who are not able to pay are never turned away. In 1959 a new 25 bed hospital was built on Bucks Lake Road, a half mile from the Courthouse Square in downtown Quincy.
January 2, 1998, Plumas District Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for 1997 by HCIA, Inc. and William M. Mercer Incorporated. The annual study, 100 Top Hospitals—Benchmarks for Success, identifies U.S. hospitals delivering the most cost-efficient and highest quality medical care. Six of the region’s top-performing hospitals are in California.
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