About Us

About Us

In 1904, our founder, Ellen G. White, helped to purchase 54 acres of land with the purpose of beginning a healthcare institution, Paradise Valley Hospital.

Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay’s oldest hospital. In fact, we are the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community.

Today, our 291-bed, acute care hospital features the San Diego Spine & Joint Center, a highly credentialed acute rehabilitation center, our Paradise Health & Senior Center, a fully equipped and modern cardiac catheterization lab, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and 24-hour emergency services,

In addition to our healthcare services, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services on the hospital campus and Bayview campus in Chula Vista. Services include psychiatric continuum of care for adult patients, inpatient services, intensive outpatient, the Bayview Clubhouse and the ALLY School Counseling Program.

Paradise Valley Hospital’s dedication to whole person wellness through healthy living is evident in the variety of complimentary or low-cost health education classes offered through our Center for Health Promotion. Nutrition counseling, smoking cessation classes, weight and stress management classes, and health screenings are just a few of the many offerings via The Center. Even at the mature age of 111, we are progressive in our approach to healthcare.

Paradise Valley Hospital boasts a multi-cultural staff of more than 300 physicians representing a variety of specialties. Paradise Valley Hospital is part of Prime Healthcare Services, of which Dr. Prem Reddy serves as chairman of the board.

Since our founding in 1904, Paradise Valley Hospital has continued its founding mission of providing health care services to the surrounding, diverse communities in San Diego. As Paradise Valley Hospital celebrates over 100 years of service we invite you to take a look at our heritage and our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our community and let us continue to serve the healthcare needs of you and your family for the next 100 years to come.

For more information on Paradise Valley Hospital, call (619) 470-4282.

The Thirsty Elephant is the amazing story of Ellen G. White’s land purchase in 1904, and the hospital’s subsequent establishment and growth. It was under the guidance of E. G. White, at the age of 77 years old, whose firm belief in the healing properties of nature guided her to this plot of land against all odds, which is now Paradise Valley Hospital. For a copy of The Thirsty Elephant, call Paradise Valley Hospital at (619) 470-4282.

Bayview Behavioral Health Campus of Paradise Valley Hospital

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, people with depression are four times more likely to have a heart attack than those without a history of depression.

Located at Moss Street and Third Avenue in Chula Vista, Bayview Behavioral Health helps people from adolescence through their senior years learn the most effective ways to confront problems such as anger, grief, depression, anxiety and loss. We are distinguished by our crisis intervention services, chemical dependency programs and inpatient and outpatient services. Our free, confidential evaluations are offered 24 hours a day.

For more information about Bayview, call (800) 585-2767 or (619) 426-6310 during normal business hours and call (619) 585-4620 after hours.