About Us

AboutUs.jpgFrank R. Howard Memorial Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a not-for-profit, faith-based health care system operating in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on the Seventh-day Adventist heritage of Christian health care, Adventist Health is comprised of 17 hospitals with more than 2,600 beds, approximately 18,600 employees, numerous clinics and outpatient facilities, the largest system of rural health clinics in California with additional sites in Oregon and Washington, 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers.

For more information, visit www.adventisthealth.org.

Mission Statement

As a member of Adventist Health, Howard Memorial Hospital is a family of caring professionals committed to providing the highest quality of service.

In partnership with physicians and community leaders, our purpose is to improve our patients' physical, mental and spiritual well-being, and to enhance the health of our community.


In 1925 the Willits Development Association began discussing the need for a modern hospital. Working with the American Legion Post #174, they sponsored an old fashioned celebration on the 4th of July. The proceeds were designated for the building of a Willits Community Hospital. Read more.


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