Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital is a Public District Hospital which is part of the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. The healthcare system is an integrated network of health care programs, services and facilities. At the core of the system is a 269-bed acute care hospital with several distinct specializations and programs. Specialized facilities and programs include the Regional Heart Program, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Joint Replacement Center, Regional Spine Center, Women and Children, Regional Wound Healing Center, an Emergency Department and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). An expanded Emergency Department to accommodate the area's growing population is underway.