Adm. Raymond Spruance, seated, Dr. Arnold Manor, Samuel F.B. Morse, administrator Tom Tonkin, Carl Daniels and William F. House attend a groundbreaking ceremony in1959 for construction of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. The hospital was originally a 30-bed general facility named Peninsula Community Hospital. In the 1950s, descendants of telegraph inventor Samuel F.B. Morse donated 22 acres to the hospital for expansion. In 1961, the hospital received its current name. In June 1962, a new building opened adjacent to Pebble Beach, designed by architect Edward Durell Stone.