Kaweah Health is excited to announce that Becker’s Hospital Review has named Kaweah Health as one of 153 great community hospitals nationwide. Kaweah Health was one of only three California hospitals to make the list, and the only one between San Jose and Los Angeles. Becker’s recognized Kaweah Health for making significant strides in improving medical education, nursing programs, community outreach, and access to quality care.
Specific achievements cited were the Kaweah Health Graduate Medical Education Residency Program, which has enhanced the quality of healthcare services in the region and helped address the shortage of physicians in underserved areas; The Kaweah Health School of Nursing formed in partnership with Unitek College, establishing a steady stream of new nurses in the area; and a $8.7 million grant from the State of California, which will be used to construct a new wing on the Kaweah Health Mental Health Hospital.
The community hospitals recognized serve large rural areas or smaller suburban communities. Becker’s evaluated community hospitals across the country, focusing on clinical excellence, compassionate care, and economic impact on their communities. Hospitals were chosen based on several outside rankings and ratings organizations including U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CMS, The Leapfrog Group, and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.