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History

Montage Health was established in 2016, but actually has a long history. It was formerly known as Community Hospital Foundation, which traces its roots back to 1929.

1929: Community Hospital gets its unofficial start when Grace Deere Velie Harris, an heir to the Deere tractor fortune, establishes an endowment to create a Carmel clinic specializing in metabolic disorders.

1934: The clinic is converted into a 30-bed general community hospital named Peninsula Community Hospital.

1961: Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is officially adopted as the name of the hospital.

1962: A new, modern Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula opens on Holman Highway. The 100-bed, 210,000-square-foot facility costs $3.5 million, most of it from community donations. The hospital, designed by world-renowned architect Edward Durell Stone, is honored with state and national awards for excellence in architecture.

1981: Community Hospital Foundation is created as the parent/holding company for the hospital and related subsidiaries.

2004: Community Hospital’s Ryan Ranch Outpatient Campus opens, with a Sleep Disorders Center, Diabetes and Nutrition Therapy, imaging services, a laboratory, and hospice resources.

2009: Peninsula Primary Care (now Montage Medical Center) opens its first office, in Carmel.

2011: Peninsula Wellness Center (now Montage Wellness Center) opens in Marina, establishing the area’s first medical-fitness facility and the second location of Montage Medical Group opens at the wellness center complex.

2012: Community Health Innovations is founded, establishing the area’s first population-health care to provide coordinated care and disease management.

2013: Aspire Health Plan is founded, offering a unique, one-stop Medicare Advantage plan.

2015: The second location of Montage Wellness Center opens, in Salinas.

2016: Community Hospital Foundation changes its name to Montage Health. It remains an independent, nonprofit, locally owned community healthcare system. Peninsula Primary Care changes its name to Montage Medical Group and Peninsula Wellness Center becomes Montage Wellness center. Community Hospital, Aspire Health Plan, and Community Health Innovations retain their names.

2017: Montage Health Foundation is founded to coordinate and manage all philanthropic efforts supporting the vision and mission for Montage Health and its entities, including Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

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