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Martinez and other East Bay residents have access to unparalleled health care services with several hospitals and medical centers located just minutes from home.

Contra Costa’s own Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, a full-service, 164-bed county hospital, has been deemed a “bright spot among East Bay hospitals” by the Contra Costa Times.

The medical center was one of only three California hospitals to receive the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, but cancer treatment isn’t the only service helping the medical center make waves in medicine. The hospital also offers emergency services, comprehensive perinatal services, senior services, psychiatric services, pediatric services, women’s health services, surgery and recovery and services from a number of other medical facilities within the hospital. For more information, visit cchealth.org.

The VA Northern California Health Care System also operates in the Bay Area, offering a continuum of health care services to eligible area veterans. A few of the services offered at the locations in Martinez, Oakland, Redding, Chico, Sacramento, Vallejo and Fairfield include primary care, physical therapy, psychiatric care, alcohol treatment, cancer treatment, ambulatory treatment, radiology and substance abuse treatment.

Visit www.northerncalifornia.va.gov for more information, or visit the Martinez clinic at 150 Muir Rd., Building AB26.

The John Muir Medical Center, Concord is just a 15-minute drive from Martinez. The hospital is a 245-bed acute care facility serving Contra Costa and Solano counties. Some of the center’s areas of expertise include general surgery, orthopedic surgery and neurology, but John Muir Medical Center is overwhelmingly known for its superior cancer and cardiac care. John Muir Medical Center, Concord is accredited by The Joint Commission and has won such awards as the American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award. To learn more about the hospital, visit www.johnmuirhealth.com.

Health care is also readily available at the Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Offices, an eight-building campus offering 25 medical services that can be accessed at www.kaiserpermanente.org.

Alhambra Convalescent Hospital offers senior health care in the area as well.