Contra Costa Healthcare District is a public agency formed under
the State of California Local Healthcare District Law. The District
encompasses most of West County, from Kensington in the south
to just over the border of Crockett.
by the residents of West County in 1948, the District was created
for the purpose of building Brookside Hospital. The District
operated as a hospital district until 1994 when California
broadened the District's oversight to include healthcare issues
for all of West County. Since then, the District has operated
as a healthcare district working to maintain and improve
the quality of healthcare in West County.
Board of Directors is the only publicly elected body in West
County charged solely with overseeing healthcare in our community.
The five-member board is elected from at-large throughout the
District to represent the people of West County.
District Board of Directors have governed healthcare, through
its operation of Doctors Medical Center (formerly known as Brookside
Hospital), the formation and continued support of the Brookside
Community Health Center, and other health-related projects that
help improve healthcare in our community.
District operated Brookside from its opening in 1954 until
1997 the District affiliated with Tenet HealthSystems to operate
Brookside Hospital. Tenet renamed the hospital Doctors Medical
Center San Pablo/Pinole.
August 1, 2004, the District assumed operations of Doctors
- Doctors Medical Center is owned and operated
by the West Contra Costa Healthcare District.