The old Novato Community Hospital on Hill Road was replaced in 2001 by a state-of-art, $40 million facility on 10…More acres at the northern end of Rowland Way. Sutter Health, which took over the old hospital in 1985, made a commitment to the community to construct a modern facility and broke ground shortly after the Novato City Council approved plans in 1998.
The new 47-bed hospital, still operated by Sutter Health, offers services for medical emergencies and surgeries, diagnostic imaging and outpatient care. The staff works closely with nearby Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae because the Novato facility is not a trauma care or birthing center. Novato Community Hospital has about 50 physicians, 365 employees and more than 16,000 emergency department visits annually. It is a nonprofit hospital that donates several million dollars each year to charities such as the Novato Health Partnership. The 2010 Chairman of the Board is Robert M. Tomasello.