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Kaweah Delta unveils renovated surgery center

Surgery Center aims to improve patient privacy and comfort @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Increased patient privacy and improved efficiency in the surgical process are among the key features of Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s newly renovated Surgery Center, which is expected to open this week. An open house to unveil the Surgery Center took place on Jan. […]

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HHSA proposes changes to design, hours at mental health facility in response to community’s concerns

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – A proposed mental health facility has changed some of its plans after people living near the project mounted strong opposition a year ago. Last month, Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency’s (HHSA) Mental Health branch held a community forum on Dec. 12 to discuss changes to the Visalia Wellness […]

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Flu cases continue to rise in California

@TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine. That’s the number one message that local and state health officials want Californians to know. Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that flu activity in California is widespread and at levels usually seen at the peak of the […]

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Simply Savory Meal Recipe: Baked Fish

Delightfully Baked Fish When it comes to baking fish, flaky and fresh can make for a great combination. For a classic meal with a seasoned flare, try this delicious baked fish with lemon pepper seasoning and onions. Find more traditional, tasty recipes at usda.gov. Baked Fish Recipe courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture […]

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Simply Savory Meal Recipes: Fingerling Potato Salad, Chocolate Banana Milk

A Sensationally Simple Side Dish When you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish to complement any meal, look no further than this Fingerling Potato Salad. Made with nutrient-rich Wisconsin Potatoes and topped with a lemon dressing, this simple potato side packs plenty of flavor. Find more potato recipes at eatwisconsinpotatoes.com. Fingerling Potato Salad […]

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Physician assistant Robert Cardenas joins Visalia Medical Clinic

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Just before 2017 came to a close the Visalia Medical Clinic was able to land a set of experienced hands. Physician assistant Robert Cardenas has joined the Visalia Medical Clinic team of primary care providers, working with internal medicine and family medicine physicians. Cardenas graduated from the Physician Assistant/Primary Care Associate Program […]

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Visalia Medical Clinic plastic surgeon Alex Lechtman named Physician of the Year

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Community service is often times portrayed as handing out canned goods to those less fortunate, picking up garbage in the park or helping youth clean up their community. Rarely do folks tend to think about a doctor offering his well crafted skills as community service, but it happens. And just as a […]

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Mental Healing for the Holidays

By Alisa Huff, Psy. D While many are joyfully anticipating holiday celebrations and looking forward to being with family and friends, others may be dreading “the whole terrible thing.” For them, this time of year can be a time of loneliness and melancholy. For some people, the holidays are a time that reminds them of […]

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FHCN employees offer holiday help to over 100 local families

Employee donation fund provides food baskets, blankets and gifts to 108 needy families @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Families in Farmersville and Woodlake were among 100 families to receive holiday food baskets, blankets and Christmas gifts from Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) last week. In all, 108 families from the communities of Cutler-Orosi, Hanford, Porterville, Farmersville, Terra Bella, […]

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Kaweah Delta erects tent structure outside of the Emergency Dept. to combat overcrowding during flu season

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Medical Center announced last week that it will be expanding its Emergency Department over the next two years, but that doesn’t help the daily overcrowding happening now. To help treat patients more quickly, a temporary reception tent has been put up outside of the hospital’s normal Emergency Department […]

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