Kaweah Health seeks Community Advisory Council members

Kaweah Health is accepting applications for its advisory councils designed to generate ideas about how to better serve community health needs. Members of the public are invited to apply. Councils, established in 2017, work to identify opportunities to enhance local partnerships and community relations, to provide ideas about future community health needs and to plan […]

Sierra View announces new service line & introduces new home-grown physician

Sierra View Medical Center’s (SVMC) new Sierra View Surgical Clinic is officially seeing patients at the new Sierra View Surgical Clinic, specializing in Colorectal Surgery. With this new service line, the most effective and least invasive surgery that is often out of reach for the Porterville population and nearby communities will now be provided. Christina […]

Sierra View Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center Receives Two Nationally Recognized Awards

Recognized by Healogics®, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company, Sierra View Medical Center’s (SVMC) Wound Healing Center recently received not only one, but two nationally recognized awards: The 2021 Center of Excellence Award and the 2021 Center of Distinction Award. “I’m extremely proud of our outstanding wound care team,” says Donna Hefner, […]

Kaweah Health nationally recognized with ‘A’ grade in hospital safety

Kaweah Health Medical Center has received  an “A,” the top Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022 given by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization. The score, released today, is a national distinction recognizing Kaweah Health’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. “Safety is our top priority and […]

Kaweah Health partners with Tulare County HHSA to bring 24-hour youth in crisis stabilization unit to county

Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has been awarded a grant for $4,909,775.60 to partner with Kaweah Health for the creation of a child and adolescent crisis stabilization unit (CSU). The grant from California Health Facilities Financing Authority will allow Kaweah Health to build the first 24-hour site for youth in crisis in […]

Sierra View CNO awarded for excellence in leadership statewide and nationally

Dr. Jeffery Hudson-Covolo, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) Vice President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nurse Executive, was one of 66 Chief Nursing Officers across the United States to be mentioned in the Becker’s Healthcare CNOs to Know list in addition to receiving the Association of California Nurse Leaders’ (ACNL) […]

Adventist Health Hanford among only 13 state hospitals to earn sepsis certification

Adventist Health Hanford has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care in Sepsis Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Being sepsis-certified improves the quality of patient care by […]

Students’ medical assistant (MA) goals within reach thanks to reimbursement from the Kings County EDC

When students signed up for a new Medical Assistant Program through Adventist Health and COPE Health Solutions on September 30, 2021, they had no idea their tuition would be fully covered. During a recent virtual Microsoft Teams meeting, the 14 students who enrolled in the seven-month program, were notified that the Kings County Economic Development […]

Public invited to Jan. 24 meeting to discuss redrawing Visalia healthcare district’s zones

On Monday, Jan. 24, Tulare County residents are invited to provide input and learn about redistricting Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s five geographic zones based on 2020 census data to ensure they are balanced and representative for future board elections. People can attend the meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m., either virtually or in person. […]