Since 1972, we’ve brought a personal touch to patient care
In the late 1950s, the city of Yorba Linda had fewer than 2,000 people. Just a few years later, the space industry transformed the area — bringing both jobs and people who needed healthcare services. So a founding team of 19 community physicians decided to open a hospital to serve the needs of its many new residents. Placentia-Linda Hospital opened its doors in September 1972, with a mission of quality healthcare with a personal touch.
Placentia-Linda’s founding physicians:
Dr. David Armstrong Dr. Robert Barrett Dr. Lloyd Carnahan Dr. Dan Chiles Dr. John Davis Dr. John Denman Dr. David Ewing Dr. Russell Ewing Dr. Marcus Gartner Dr. Spencer Gilbert Dr. R. Scott Hall (Founding Chairman of the Governing Board) Dr. Richard Kenfield Dr. Gordon McCoy Dr. Ray McGinty Dr. Paul Ovando Dr. Raymond Pence Dr. John Schmidt (Founding Chief of Staff) Dr. Theodore Tsuyuki Dr. Ardath Wightman
Today, it’s still our mission to provide that personal touch — whether you’re here as a patient or with a loved one. It’s been part of our culture since 1972 and helps account for our success as an outstanding community hospital.