From Our CEO

Thank you for choosing Stanislaus Surgical Hospital. Let me tell you a little about us. Stanislaus Surgical Hospital is different from all the other hospitals in Modesto and the surrounding area. It was founded by Modesto doctors who wanted something extra for their patients. In 2000 SSH expanded and was certified as an acute care hospital in order to increase the services available to our patients. The hospital was founded on three principles that you can actually see in our everyday attention to you, your loved ones, and your physician.

These principles are:

1. We want to improve the surgical experience for you and your physician. This begins with the ease your physician has scheduling your procedure and continues through the follow-up call you receive from our caring staff.

2. We want to provide state-of-the-art facilities , equipment, and processes to maximize our ability to give compassionate care and attention to the needs of you and your loved ones.

3.We want to be the most efficient, effective, and productive hospital in the Valley, and we seek to constantly increase our quality, service, and affordability.

There is a difference in where you receive your surgical care. We hope that the “Stanislaus Difference” will be visible to you. That is our promise to you. If you see things we could do, or you would just like to point out the outstanding attention to your needs by our staff, we hope you will let us know. Until we have an occasion to see you again, our thoughts are for your recovery and our prayers are for your continued good health.


Douglas V. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer