All About Our Hospital

Geographical Area Served

Located in Nevada County, a small rural region in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital serves the residents of western Nevada County, including the mother lode towns of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Penn Valley. Because of the compressive services offered at SNMH, the hospital pulls patients from part of Sierra and Placer counties as well.


SNMH is the sole provider of hospital services to residents from all socioeconomic backgrounds that reside in rural western Nevada County. Nevada County has experienced tremendous growth in the past four decades.  Since the Hospital first opened its doors in 1958, the county has grown from a remote, sparsely populated area of 20,900 to a more highly developed county of about 98,612 residents. About 75,000 residents are located within the SNMH service area.

In recent years, thousands of retirees have sold their homes in urban centers, such as the San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles, and moved to our county for its beautiful foothill surroundings.  Currently, 20.2 percent of the population is over the age of 65, ranking Nevada County among the oldest populations per captia in California. 

Services Offered

SNMH is a modern acute care community hospital that offers a broad range of services, including Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Acute Medical/Surgical Care, Women & Infant Care, Rehabilitation Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Services and a Cancer Center. In addition, the Hospital provides ambulance service and Home Care.