St. Joseph Hospital has been serving the health care needs of Humboldt County since 1920. Comprised of two campuses, St. Joseph Hospital and the General Hospital campus are located within a quarter mile of each other in Eureka. SJH offers comprehensive services including emergency, cardiac services in The Heart Institute, an accredited Cancer Program, Women's and Children's Services in the Childbirth Center (including Pediatric Care and the only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nursery (NICU) on the North Coast), Neurosurgery, and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.
This state-of-the-art medical care facility encompasses 100,000 square feet and is connected to the current hospital at 2700 Dolbeer Street in Eureka. The North East Wing is a modern facility designed to meet the growing health care needs of the community. General features include: 100,000 square feet; Three floors – lower level, first and second; 99 beds; 20 Emergency Department treatment rooms, including two full, state-of-the-art trauma bays; 17 pre-operative beds; 10 post-anesthesia care unit beds; 12 ICU rooms; 40 progressive care unit (PCU) beds; Surgical Services (eight operating rooms); Cardiac catheterization lab; Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and CT); Courtyard and expanded lobby and family lounges.
Eureka is the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland, and the westernmost city of more than 25,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states. It is the regional center for government, health care, trade, and the arts on the North Coast north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Greater Eureka, one of California's major commercial fishing ports, is the location of the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay, a stretch of about 500 miles (800 km). The headquarters of both the Six Rivers National Forest and the North Coast Redwoods District of the California State Parks System are in Eureka.