Sierra Vista to Celebrate 50 Years of Service to Community 
Ron Yukelson 
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 
Sierra Vista to Celebrate 50 Years of Service to San Luis Obispo Community 

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Sunday, December 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the hospital’s Auditorium. The entire community is invited to celebrate.

In particular anyone who was born at Sierra Vista is invited back to help blow out the candles on the 50th birthday cake. Anybody born at Sierra Vista, regardless of the year, that is interested in attending should RSVP to (800) 483-6387 or click here to join the festivities. 

Sierra Vista was opened on December 7, 1959. Seven of the original 21 founding physicians still reside in the community and have been invited to be honored for the legacy they have left to the community. Local dignitaries and other long time and retired employees have also been invited. Sierra Vista was originally opened with 53 beds at a cost of about $500,000.

Today, Sierra Vista has evolved into the community’s tertiary referral center with 164 beds, nearly 800 employees and exclusive services in neurosurgery, high risk pregnancy, a dedicated Pediatric Unit and the only Newborn Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas.