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Kaweah Delta Medical Center among best in vaccinations for staff

Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s staff influenza vaccination rate has been 98 percent for the past two years, exceeding national goal @TheSunGazette VISALIA – The public is constantly urged by hospitals and health care professionals to be vaccinated for the flu. Flu vaccines keep detrimental symptoms at bay and emergency rooms less crowded. But little thought […]

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SVMC implement acute care restrictions today

Restrictions for Sierra View Medical Center to help curb the spread of RSV and the flu start Wednesday, Dec. 5 @TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – The best way to prevent the spread of viruses, is simply not to be around them. And Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) is making sure to keep those with respiratory syncytial virus […]

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Children’s Hospital gets $50K to help child cancer survivors

Donation helps children’s hospital promote healthy living in childhood cancer survivors @TheSunGazette MADERA – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded $50,000 to Valley Children’s, as part of $1.7 million in funds distributed to hospitals around the country to treat more children in clinical trials. The infrastructure grant will go to Valley Children’s Childhood Cancer Survivorship […]

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VMC’s Bruce Hall, MD, awarded 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dedication to a craft can certainly yield results. And for one local physician, dedication earned him a lifetime achievement award. Bruce Hall, MD, was recently awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). This award recognizes outstanding achievements of a chapter member who has dedicated […]

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Visalia’s Measure H failure last year leads to master plan, new partnership

Kaweah Delta hires master planning firm, studies Sierra View Medical Center partnership @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Hospitals need to meet California’s earthquake standards by 2030. While some hospitals managed to finance the expensive infrastructural cost through bonds, Kaweah Delta needs to find another way after the failure of Measure H last year. Now, Kaweah Delta, with […]

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Get immune from the flu this season

California Department of Public Health urges Californians to get the flu vaccine soon @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Fall is undoubtedly the season of change. But that does not mean your health has to, and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) doesn’t want any more people falling victim to the flu than necessary. That is why […]

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Conference focuses on services for farmworking women

Conference for Farmworker Women to address and promote health, immigration and safety issues @TheSunGazette  VISALIA – Providing easy access to essential services to the women who are the backbone of the local agricultural economy is the mission of the 17th Annual Farmworker Women’s Conference being held at the Visalia Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 2 […]

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What you need to know this Medicare enrollment season

By Rick Beavin California Market President Humana It’s that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year. People typically have a lot of questions as they research their Medicare options, which primarily include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage […]

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Walking out on Alzheimer’s Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.

A person’s memories make who that person is, and to lose that is devastating. Some refer to Alzheimer’s disease as “the longest goodbye,” but some are working to bring awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The walk […]

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Kaweah Delta unveils Lindsay Health Clinic

Health clinic expansion project improves access to health care for people in rural areas @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Sometimes the hardest part of getting medical care, is getting there. But Kaweah Delta is cutting the rural divide between patient and provider by expanding services in existing rural clinics. Their latest unveiling was Saturday, Sept. 15 in […]

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