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.
Sequoia Medical Building
In fall of 2014, construction was completed on this medical office building for orthopedics, vascular surgery, and general surgery including therapy services and a second Sequoia Prompt Care Center. This building, on the corner of Akers and Cypress in Visalia, completes our West campus. It is adjacent to the Sequoia Surgery Center and our rehabilitation hospital, so it provides an ideal setting for both patient and physician convenience.