At A Glance
We’re growing! In recent years, Kaweah Delta has
provided an increasingly complex level of services to record numbers of
inpatient, outpatient and Emergency Department visitors. Surgical, medical,
cardiology, oncology and Emergency Department services at the downtown campus
have grown significantly due to increased population and the closure of
several smaller area hospitals. Here’s a
look at how we are growing to better serve our community in the future.
Rural Health Clinics
The Kaweah Delta rural health clinics
play a very important role in providing access to health care for people living in the rural areas of Tulare County. We are currently adding to our three clinic system with our fourth clinic in Dinuba.
In the near future, we will complete the fifth and sixth
floors of the Acequia Wing to better serve our patients. Completed in 2009, the Acequia Wing already houses a regional heart center and expanded maternity,
emergency and cardiac services.
In an effort to save critically-injured patients by getting
them care in the first 60 minutes of their injury, construction on a helipad at Kaweah Delta began in September 2012. By spring of 2013, our helipad
was operational and ready for the rapid arrival and transfer of patients to
and from Kaweah Delta. The bottom line: Emergency care has been improved and
lives will be saved by having a helipad at our Medical Center.
Graduate Medical Education
In an effort to alleviate what has been a very real physician shortage in our
County, Kaweah Delta is now fully accredited as a teaching hospital. In 2014 and 2015, we will begin our Psychiatry and General
Surgery residencies. When fully developed, these programs will train 79
physicians on an ongoing basis - up to 50% of whom we expect will remain in the
community following completion of their residency.
In summer 2013, construction of a medical office building for orthopedics,
vascular surgery, and general surgery including therapy services and a second Sequoia
Prompt Care Center will be under construction. This building, on the corner of
Akers and Cypress in Visalia, completes our West campus. Adjacent to the
Sequoia Surgery Center and our rehabilitation hospital provides an ideal
setting for both patient and physician convenience.
Here’s a look at how Kaweah Delta plans to grow by 2030 in downtown Visalia in order
to meet state seismic safety requirements and continue to provide healthcare
services to our growing community.