Founded in 1962 by the Immaculate Heart Community,
Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina is a fully accredited nonprofit, Catholic health care facility.
|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.