Sierra View receives stroke program achievement award

Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s ‘Get with Guidelines® – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll’. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the best treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. “Sierra View is dedicated to […]

First stent procedure performed at Sierra View

The first non-surgical stent procedure ever in the City of Porterville was performed at Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) upon receiving the Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). After much anticipation of earning the PCI designation, invaluable cardiac procedures are now locally available to the community with state-of-the-art equipment […]

Sierra View Medical Center still open, safe for medical emergencies during pandemic

Sierra View Medical Center’s (SVMC) Emergency Department (ED), located in Porterville, remains open to serve emergency needs for non-COVID related issues, especially for conditions where early diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving, such as a stroke or heart attack. SVMC is well prepared to handle all non-COVID emergencies, as well as COVID-19 cases in a […]

Sierra View thinking ahead to expand ICU capacity for pandemic

Preparation and collaboration has been crucial in the required restructuring of the intensive care unit (ICU) at Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) to continue providing care during the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. Quickly developing methods to manage admitted COVID-19 patients in a designated COVID-19-specific ICU and devising a process to eliminate the potential of infecting a […]