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We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

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Our History

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.