Welcome Message from Alan Iftiniuk
Welcome to the new French Hospital Medical Center Physician Recruitment website. French Hospital Medical Center is proud to have served the San Luis Obispo community for over 60 years.
French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) is San Luis Obispo’s only not-for-profit, mission driven hospital. As a member of Catholic Healthcare West, FHMC has taken great strides to give the same compassionate health care it has provided to the community for decades with state-of-the-art technology and seasoned medical staff. Above all, FHMC incorporates our service values: excellence, stewardship, justice, collaboration, and dignity in everything we do. We are dedicated to ensuring that compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services are available to all. We are committed to community outreach. We are ardent advocates for the underserved. FHMC actively partners with others in our community to improve our quality of life in order to reach our goal of “Restoring Faith in Community Healthcare.”
The medical staff at FHMC strives to not only provide excellent healthcare, but to advance it. We offer a full range of orthopedic, cardiac, endoscopic, birthing, and surgical services. Together with our seasoned medical staff, we combine the personal touch of a community hospital with the expertise of a major city medical center. Here are a few examples of the quality care and leading-edge technology that FHMC offers to the community.
FHMC has led the region in cardiac care since opening its first Cardiac Center in 1981. Since then, our seasoned cardiac teams have performed nearly 25,000 cardiac procedures including more than 5000 open heart procedures and more than 18,000 cardiac catheterizations. We offer the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology in our Copeland, Forbes & Rossi Cardiac Care Center. We are the first and only hospital in the area to offer our patients two state-of-the-art digital catheterization laboratories. The technology of our Cardiac MRI and our 64-slice CT scanner with step-and-shoot technology is far superior to any nearby facility. I invite you to learn more about these services and this technology by viewing the Copeland, Forbes & Rossi Cardiac Care Center on our website.
FHMC also offers a wide-range of surgical services including, vascular, urological, orthopedic and general surgery for both inpatients and outpatients. Our team includes skilled surgeons using the latest available surgical techniques and instrumentation supported by highly trained nurses and clinical staff.
The Family Birthing Center at FHMC supports a uniquely holistic approach beyond labor and delivery. Our facilities encourage a family-focused experience during preparation, birth, beginning parenting.
My family moved to the Central Coast in 2004 and immediately fell in love with the areas beauty and charm. But most of all, the people and the sense of small town camaraderie is undeniable. We feel blessed to have found some of our best friends in this area.