My Diabetes Tutor is first diabetes telehealth education program approved for all Medi-Cal patients

My Diabetes Tutor, the first telehealth diabetes education program in California to receive national accreditation, is now the only virtual diabetes education provider credentialed to accept Medi-Cal patients.  Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid healthcare program, will pay 100 percent of each patient’s cost for My Diabetes Tutor’s diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) program. DSMES programs have resulted in measurably […]

Sierra View Medical Center’s Breastfeeding Resource Center empowers new moms during breastfeeding journey

When it comes to breastfeeding, Sierra View Medical Center understands that doing what is natural doesn’t always come naturally. Thanks to its partnership with First 5 Tulare County, the SVMC Breastfeeding Resource Center is here to provide new moms and their little ones with breastfeeding support. The SVMC Breastfeeding Resource Center offers lactation services to […]

Sierra View applies for $17.35m distressed hospital loan to strengthen healthcare services

Sierra View Medical Center has applied for the Distressed Hospital Loan Program for $17.35 million. The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) and the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) jointly administer this program. Currently, $300 million in funding is available for hospitals — $150 million was originally allocated to the program in […]

Sierra View nationally recognized for commitment to high-quality stroke care

Sierra View Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of […]

Kaweah Health completes first Watchman heart implant in Tulare County

Kaweah Health is excited to announce its first implant procedure of the WATCHMAN FLX™ left atrial appendage closure device for stroke prevention on a patient with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that affects the heart’s ability to pump blood normally. Kaweah Health is the first hospital in the area to offer the WATCHMAN device, an […]

Sierra View Medical Center celebrates 8th Clinical Laboratory Scientist graduate, Sergio Reyes

For new Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), Sergio Reyes, a career in healthcare was a natural choice. Sergio completed his CLS licensure through Sierra View Medical Center’s Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Training Program this year, making him the 8th graduate since the programs start in 2018. Sergio always had a passion for science and healthcare, his […]

Kaweah Health graduates class of 44 resident physicians and 2 fellowship-trained physicians

Thanks to the Graduate Medical Education Program at Kaweah Health, more doctors are practicing in the Central Valley. This year, Kaweah Health is excited to announce the graduation of 44 resident doctors, representing six specialty areas of study, and two fellow doctors (doctors seeking advanced medical training) in Ultrasound Fellowship and Administrative Fellowship in Health […]

Adventist Health Hanford adds robotic technology to surgical options

Adventist Health Hanford is expanding patients’ surgical options in June with the da Vinci Xi robotic system, advancing the technology used in minimally invasive procedures at the hospital. “The da Vinci Xi system extends surgeons’ vision and reach, using 3D high-definition views and tiny precision instruments,” said Gurvinder Kaur, MD, medical officer for Adventist Health […]

Sierra View bids a heartfelt farewell to Sierra View Volunteer League

For 59 years, the Sierra View Volunteer League served Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) patients, visitors, staff, and community members. Through their volunteer service and fundraising efforts, the Volunteer League has provided tremendous support to local healthcare over the years. As its own 501(c)(3) with an elected governing board, the Sierra View Volunteer League voted […]