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,
and intensive outpatient services.
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 100+ years, 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.
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.