Developing the Medical Campus
Since the hospital’s beginning in 1927, the Willits community has joined together in support of the Frank R. Howard Foundation's plans to meet the medical needs of the communities of Northern California.
In recent years, this has involved significant local fund raising efforts, hospital funds accumulated during years of strong operational performance, and contributions from Adventist Health (HMH/AH), most notably was the signing of a long-term lease resulting in their agreement to build the new hospital for Willits.
With the new Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital/Adventist Health now built and open to the public, the Foundation was able to move forward with their development of the medical campus by building the Lamprich Center medical office building that houses the new Foundation office, Out-patient Pharmacy, Redwood Medical Center (Rural Health), and the Physical Therapy offices.
The Foundation hopes to continue to develop the medical campus, with plans that ultimately will include the new hospital, Lamprich Center medical office building, the Bowen Hall Auditorium, campus housing, a wellness center, along with the existing 5-acre organic Commonwealth Garden.