Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed acute care hospital owned and operated by Monterey County. As the safety-net hospital providing healthcare to the residents of Monterey County for over 127 years, Natividad provides healthcare access to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital operates with a medical staff of over 230 physicians and has several specialty clinics and outpatient primary care clinics operated by the Monterey County Health Department.
Natividad is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast, through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Recognized nationally and internationally as a model program, Natividad’s Family Medicine Residency Program is postgraduate training for physicians specializing in family medicine. About 1/3 of the graduates remain on the central coast to establish a practice.
Natividad is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is governed by a Board of Trustees, under the guidance