what ever you do, do NOT go to Arroyo Grande Hospital. (in Arroyo Grande...) if you must go to the hospital, go to French in San Luis Obispo.
Arroyo Grande, even though has more up to date facilities now, (still not as high tech as the hospitals in San Luis Obispo..) I wouldn't take my DOG there.
They almost killed me. Literally.
I was warned by no less than 9 people to not go to A.G. hospital and I didn't listen, I wanted to be close to home so that after my surgery my husband didnt have to drive but a few blocks to visit me. I didnt want him to have to drive 30 minutes to San Luis Obispo after 12 hours of work...
I should have forgone the visits and went to Sierra Vista or French...
It was a knee replacement surgery. So, it was partially an 'elective' surgery. It wasn't an emergency.
So, this was entirely my fault. I should have listened and gone with my gut feeling. I've lived here for 11 years and have NEVER heard anything good about A.G. Hospital. Which is why I went to Sierra Vista the coulple times I had kidney stones and ended up in emergency and when my back went out and couldn't move... always was taken care of and didn't almost die.
And, there is no Kaiser either.
Also, I heard that Marian Medical Center is a good hospital. I'd double check first though. (I am not entirely certain where they are located, I think perhaps Santa Maria which is a city bordering Nipomo.
Cottage Hospital is located in Santa Barbara, which is about 45 minutes away from Arroyo Grande.
Good luck, the Cetral Coast is beautiful. We have amazing sunsets if you can make it down the street to the beach to watch. (if you live in A.G. you are no more than a 7 minute drive to the beach)
Living in Nipomo, you are no more than 20 mins.