Citrus Valley Medical Center: 140 years of caring
2012 will mark milestone anniversaries for the campuses of Citrus Valley Medical Center. ICC will celebrate 90 years of service, while QVC will mark 50 years of providing quality health care to the communities of the East San Gabriel Valley.
Their history is rich in community philanthropy and examples of what people can achieve when they come together for one cause.
Learn more about Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-Community Campus.
|Inter-Community began as the seven-bed Covina Hospital and was founded in 1922 by Melisse and Mary Wittler, a nurse and a teacher. Mary made the hospital's mortgage payments with the pay she earned from her teaching position, while Melisse ran the hospital.
|The demands of running a busy hospital became too much for the Wittler sisters, and in 1947 they put the hospital up for sale. Eleven communities raised enough money to purchase it and the hospital was re-named "Inter-Community" to reflect the contributions of these different communities.
Women were also instrumental in the founding of Citrus Valley Medical Center's Queen of the Valley Campus.
|In the late 1950s, the Immaculate Heart of Mary (an order of Catholic nuns) sent Sister Columba to West Covina with an old Buick and $25 to build a community hospital. The Sisters used all the property they owned as collateral to purchase land for the hospital. This included their high school, college, library and even the Mother House in Los Angeles.
In 1962, they finally opened Queen of the Valley Hospital thanks to the support of local business leaders and the Queen of the Valley Auxiliary.
We will be celebrating what ICC and QVC were and what they have now become during different events scheduled throughout 2012. These important anniversaries demonstrate that CVHP's commitment to elevating the health of our communities is more than just a vision - it is our past, present and future.
Learn more about Citrus Valley Medical Center - Queen of the Valley Campus.
To help people keep well in body, mind and spirit by providing quality health care services in a compassionate environment.
We are an integral partner in elevating our communities' health.
Patients and their families are the reason we are here. We want them to experience excellence in all we do through the quality of our services, our teamwork, and our commitment to a caring, safe and compassionate environment.
We affirm the rights, dignity, individuality and worth of each person we serve and of each other.
We maintain an unrelenting drive for excellence, quality and safety and strive to continually improve all that we do.
We care for each person and each other as part of our family.
We believe in fairness, honesty and are guided by our code of ethics.
We wisely care for the human, physical and financial resources entrusted to us.