Dameron Hospital

About The Hospital


Dameron Hospital is a fully accredited, 200+ bed, non-profit community hospital with specialized acute and tertiary care. Established in 1912, Dameron has been a trusted partner in San Joaquin County for over 100 years – and continues this leading-edge tradition under the current leadership of President and CEO Lorraine P. Auerbach.


Over the past decade, Dameron’s continued success has allowed us to expand our campus, upgrade facilities and equipment, and one of the county’s largest private employers with over 900 employees and physicians.


This commitment to providing the highest quality care has earned Dameron Hospital various state and national recognitions; including a national Five Star rating from Healthgrades® for our Total Knee Replacements in 2015, and a designation by Blue Shield of California as a Blue Distinction® Center in Bariatric Surgery as part of the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program.


In addition to being a top-rated joint replacement center in the Stockton area, and the county’s leading orthopedic hospital, Dameron also ranks in the top 10% for clinical performance among hospitals nationwide and has been recognized as a Top Performer for its Quality Metrics by the Joint Commission.

The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency has also named Dameron as a designated STEMI (heart attack) receiving center. Thanks to Dameron’s LifeLine technology and cardiac-prepared ER staff, emergency responders now have a local care partner that is also a Certified Cardiac Care Hospital and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Center with an active Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

Dameron Hospital continues its leading-edge tradition and we are continually enhancing our facilities and services to help fulfill our mission of delivering top quality care to the community. Dameron services include Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Orthopedics, Bariatric Surgery as well as general acute care, Emergency and Intensive Care Services. Dameron also provides primary care at our onsite Ambulatory Care Center.


The History of Dameron Hospital

Dr. John Dameron founded Dameron Hospital in Stockton in 1912 with facilities for 20 patients. Ill health prompted him to sell the organization to a group of local doctors, staff and businessmen in 1925, and expansion in 1927 brought bed capacity up to 55.

The hospital was incorporated as Dameron Hospital Association in 1943, becoming an independent, not-for-profit medical facility governed by a seven-person board of directors and a 20-member board of membership.

Today we remain both independent and uncompromising in our approach to patient care – health care attitudes we’ve had from the very beginning. And with over 1,200 employees now on staff, we’ve gone from just serving the community to being a large part of it.


Dameron Hospital Association
525 West Acacia Street, Stockton, CA 95203   Tel: 209.944.5550
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Our Services

Since opening our doors in 1912, Dameron Hospital has seen a great many changes in medicine. Today our services reflect the need to keep pace with the life-enhancing progress of medical practice.

Has it been a challenge? Of course. But it’s a challenge our medical, nursing and ancillary staff have continually met since the start.

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What's Important To Us

Our Mission
We support physicians and our employees in providing quality patient care in a safe and caring environment.

Our Vision
To be the hospital physicians prefer, patients request, and employees choose.

Our Values
Leadership, Integrity, Teamwork, Service Excellence, and Financial Stability