Emergency Medicine- About

The Kaweah Delta Healt Care District's Emergency Medicine Program welcomed its first class of 6 residents on July 01, 2013. Due to the wonderful unopposed learning that comes with a new graduate medical education program, our residents are smiling from ear to ear from all that they have experienced even in their first few months of training. Kaweah Delta Medical Center is a hot bed of acuity and the hospital's commitment to creating an ever-improving learning enviroment makes our institution an ideal site to train in Emergency Medicine.

Just some of our strengths:
  • 80,000+ annual ED census
  • Level 3 Trauma Center with dedicated surgical hospitalists (and no surgical residents) = great  
    trauma experience  
  • 24/7 ED Pharmacists for codes, procedural sedation, treatment protocols, more 
  • An expert core and clinical ED faculty 
  • An extensive medical simulation lab
  •  Research and medical writing opportunities and expertise
  • Cutting edge ED advances: scribes, rapid medical evaluation system, mid-level providers, comprehensive ED and in-patient electronic health records, Glidescope, more 
  • ED faculty fully integrated into hospital and medical staff leadership (prior Chief of Staff, current hospital Board  of Trustees, P&T, Credentials, and more) 
  • New ultrasound machines State-of-the-art learning facilities with structured weekly EM conferences that mirror an online biweekly curriculum of educational modules 
  • Collaborative opportunities with our academic affiliate, University of California, Irvine 
  • Visalia 
                A great place to live, work and play 
                A Sierra Nevada gateway city 
                Zero commuter/traffic hassles
                A great jumping off point to explore all of California: LA, San Francisco, Yosemite, the CentralCoast
                and Mineral King
               And we're still building!

Lori Winston, MD
Emergency Medicine Program Director