Structure Type: built works - public buildings - hospitals

Designers: RBB Architects, Incorporated (firm); Joseph A. Balbona (architect); Arthur E. Border (architect); Deneys Purcell (architect)

Dates: constructed 1957-1958

5 stories

465 West Putnam Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257

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The Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted to create a new hospital to serve the county on 10/21/1947, but resources were not obtained to start construction until 02/1957. Operations began at SVDH on 03/01/1958. This original 42-bed, one-story wing served the county until a new three-story wing was completed in 1985. This first wing was a low, flat-roofed, Modern building illuminated by ribbon windows. In 2010, the Sierra View District Hospital was a non-profit, 163-bed, full-service acute care facility. Five individuals, publicly elected, form a Board of Directors, supervising key decision-making of the hospital.

RBB Architects, Incorporated, supervised the design and construction of the five-story In-Patient Tower, built between 1993-1995. RBB specialized in hospital design and also completed medical center additions in Los Angeles, CA and Merced, CA. A Cancer Treatment Center was added to the Sierra Vista Campus in 1990, and doubled in size in 2005. The Pearson Drive Medical Office Building, housing out-patient services and office support staff, opened in 2003. A Dialysis Center was added to the campus in c. 2009.

PCAD id: 15716