Quincy Chamber of Commerce
About Plumas District Hospital
Plumas District Hospital is located in Quincy, California, which is the County seat and the largest community in Plumas County (with about 5,000 people). Quincy is nestled against the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and tucked in at the edge of the lush American Valley. From Quincy, Chico, California is 80 miles west and Reno, Nevada is 80 miles east.
Plumas District Hospital (PDH) is owned and operated by a Plumas Hospital District, a healthcare district under the laws of California.
Healthcare districts came about after World War II as American soldiers returned from the war in need of care. Because large areas of the state lacked access to necessary services, the legislature responded by enacting the Local Hospital District Act, which later became the Health Care District Act. This authorized communities to form special districts to build hospitals and other healthcare facilities.