Mark Twain St. Joseph Hospital

Calaveras County is fortunate to have a critical access hospital, Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital; part of the Catholic Healthcare West system. The hospital opened in 1951 and since then has provided the highest quality health care. They offer expert staff and state-of-the-art equipment to meet the growing needs of the County.

The hospital personnel pride themselves on the quality of care and on their commitment to patient satisfaction. In 2008, the hospital received a national award for exceeding patient expectations; in 2009 Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital received the Perfect Care Award for cardiac care in ten critical areas established by federal standards.

Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital has general acute care beds and licensed intensive care beds. The hospital services include 24-hour emergency care, and the other hospital services associated with critical access hospitals such as full-service clinical lab, radiological imaging, and surgery. Additionally, it offers a Nurse Call Center, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, occupational health, and physical and respiratory therapy.

Birthing centers, dialysis and cancer treatment are accessed locally in neighboring counties. Sonora Regional Medical Center is located in Sonora, a few miles to the south; and Sutter Amador Hospital is a short drive to the north in Jackson. Eighteen larger and specialized medical facilities are located in the Central Valley. These are generally reached by personal transportation. However, when necessary, professional medical ground and air transportation is available.

The closest children’s hospitals are UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Children’s Hospital of Oakland, and Children’s Hospital of Merced. Nineteen of the 50 largest hospitals in California are found within 150 miles of the County. Two Veterans Hospitals are available within a few hours drive.