Seneca Healthcare District was formed in 1947 as an independent special district to meet the needs of our rural community. The hospital opened the doors to patients in 1954. The Skilled Nursing Facility admitted the first patient in 1976. The hospital based rural health clinic was built in 1996. SHD received Critical Access Hospital designation in 2007. SHD is a non-profit governmental entity supported by tax dollars.
Seneca Healthcare District is a community-oriented critical access hospital and clinic located in the beautiful Lake Almanor area with a full range of inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic imaging, and emergency, medical and surgical care. Seneca is more than a hospital; they are a partner in health and wellness both inside and outside its walls. As the healthcare industry becomes more streamlined and impersonal, people are looking for a health care setting that feels more like a family. Seneca strives to provide that kind of family environment by never forgetting that people come first. Seneca is a health care facility dedicated to patient safety and quality care, which is why they are constantly working to be the provider of choice for their community. They do this in a manner that encourages the efficient use of resources while providing a working environment that promotes the personal and professional growth of their employees.