Holiday cheer in Porterville — and more reasons to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

The holidays will be festive and rewarding for community members seeking to receive a 1st, 2nd or Booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Upcoming vaccination opportunities in the month of December include the Children’s Christmas Parade, Porterville’s last Vaccine Roundup of the year, and the Christmas Polar Express Drive Thru at Porterville College. At each […]

Adventist Health family medicine physician receives “40 Under 40” recognition

An online business publication has recognized Adventist Health family medicine physician Jyothi Patri, MD, MHA, FAAFP, HDMC, as one of 40 outstanding business professionals in Central California’s private and public sectors who are under the age of 40. These rising young stars, according to Business Street Online, “have demonstrated a strong work ethic, and are […]

Adventist Health hospitals in Hanford and Selma once again earn A grades in patient safety

For the second time this year, Adventist Health Hanford and Adventist Health Selma have earned “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a national distinction that recognizes hospitals achievements in protecting patients from harm and error. “Above all else, patient safety and patient satisfaction continue to be our top priorities,” says […]

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

Kaweah Health Medical Center has earned an “A,” the top Hospital Safety Grade given by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit quality reporting organization. The score, released today, is a national distinction recognizing Kaweah Health’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. “This ‘A’ recognizes the improvements we’ve made in […]

Adventist Health Medical Office Tulare expands services with addition of interventional cardiologist

Adventist Health Medical Office – Tulare is pleased to welcome board-certified interventional cardiologist Ankur Gupta, MD, to its practice. Dr. Gupta will spearhead the addition of cardiology services to the office and provide experienced cardiac care to the Tulare community. Dr. Gupta earned his medical degree from Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College and completed an internship […]

Kaweah Health only hospital in Central Valley region named in America’s 50 best for cardiac surgery

Kaweah Health Medical Center is the most awarded hospital for clinical quality excellence in the Central Valley for 2022 according to a new report released today by Healthgrades. Among its recognitions, Kaweah Health is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery for the fifth year in a row and one of America’s top […]

TCOE: E-cigarette use leads to higher chances of youth using cigars, little cigars, or cigarillos

Research gathered by the CHOICES Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) team found there are many risks when youths choose to use tobacco products. Dual usage, or usage of multiple tobacco products, is one of them. According to research published by the Truth Initiative, “young people, ages 15 to 21, who use e-cigarettes have over three […]