Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also a major source of jobs for area residents. On average, more than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, the fifth largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation.
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Far from the traffic jams and bustle of the city, San Andreas is nestled in historic gold country in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The small town is the seat of Calaveras County, which was immortalized by Mark Twain’s story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Nearby outdoor activities include skiing at Bear Valley Ski Area or camping, hiking and biking among giant Sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and the Stanislaus National Forest. San Andreas is located between four major lakes offering a number of aquatic activities like house-boating, water skiing and fishing.