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STDs proliferate 45 percent over five years in California

Reported sexually transmitted diseases reach a new high in California according to 2017 statistics @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – The need to be careful when engaging in sex with a partner is the highest it has ever been according to the latest numbers released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). According to the CDPH the number […]

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Kaweah Delta earns an “A” in hospital safety per the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades 

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Every patient and family member wants to feel as if they are in safe and capable hands when they go to the hospital. According to some of the latest ratings, going to Kaweah Delta is one of the safest places you could go.  Late last month Kaweah Delta Medical Center earned an […]

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Kaweah Delta launches electronic health care records system

Hospital launches KD*Hub to provide patients easy access to electronic health care records, simplified billing, families with real-time status updates; begins expansion of NICU and ICCU to open spring 2019 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Medical Center continues to earn recognitions and honors for cutting-edge surgical procedures, state-of-the-art simulation and training programs, as […]

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VMC physician, Kaweah Delta’s Chronic Disease Management Center program improves health, lowers cost for high-risk diabetes patients

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – A pilot project in Visalia recently received national attention for improving patient health and lowering medical costs for high-risk diabetes patients.  The pilot program was overseen by medical director Monica Manga, MD, FACP, an internal medicine physician at Visalia Medical Clinic, and was conducted in collaboration with the Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease […]

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FHCN Strathmore center extends hours of operation

Family HealthCare Network’s Strathmore health center now open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday @TheSunGazette STRATHMORE – On Monday, April 16, Family HealthCare Network’s (FHCN) Strathmore Health Center extended its hours of operation. The new Strathmore Health Center opened its doors Feb. 26 with interim hours, but has extend those hours to Monday […]

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Cold viruses on the rise in Tulare County

Children and adults with chronic conditions at risk for serious illness @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Multiple respiratory viruses, mostly characterized as common colds, are causing some uncommonly high increases in potentially serious illness in young children and adults with chronic conditions. Late last month, Tulare County Public Health Branch issued a message strongly encouraging community members […]

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SVMC’s chief nurse to lead nurses statewide

Dr. Jeffery Hudson-Covolo, Sierra View Medical Center, elected to the Association of California Nurse Leaders Board of Directors @TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – The VP of nursing at Porterville’s hospital will now be a voice for nurses all over the state. Last month, Dr. Jeffery Hudson-Covolo, vice president for patient care services and chief nurse executive at […]

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FHCN welcomes new midwife to Cutler-Orosi

@TheSunGazette CUTLER-OROSI – Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is pleased to announce the addition of Christie Pitney, certified nurse midwife (CNM) to its team. Christie Pitney, CNM is now offering women’s health services including prenatal care in the community of Cutler-Orosi. Pitney, CNM earned her Master of Science degree in nursing from Ohio State University. She […]

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Family HealthCare Network announces Alejandra Candelario as new physician assistant

@TheSunGazette WOODLAKE – Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is pleased to announce the addition of Alejandra Candelario, PA-C to its provider team. Candelario will be providing family medicine services in the community of Woodlake. Candelario, PA-C completed her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Marshall B. Ketchum University, in Fullerton, Calif. She also received her […]

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