Kaweah Delta celebrates 50 years with Golden Gala

VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Health Care District will celebrate 50 years of service to the community with a Golden Gala Celebration on Saturday, March 23, at the Visalia Convention Center.

The semi-formal gala will begin with a no-host bar social hour from 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner catered by The Vintage Press and dancing from 8:30-11:30 p.m. with music by Run 4 Cover. Tickets are $50 and available for purchase by calling 624-2242.

Kaweah Delta Hospital District was formed in March of 1961 by a vote of the community. After the establishment of the District's physical boundaries and years of planning, operation of Kaweah Delta District Hospital commenced July 1, 1963, when the Board of Directors leased the former Visalia Municipal Hospital, a 68-bed facility and provided basic health care needs to the local community. This building, constructed in 1936, was in use until a new hospital was ready on June 23, 1969, at 400 W. Mineral King Ave. Kaweah Delta Medical Center is still in operation at this site.

Kaweah Delta kicked off its 50-year celebration by providing the first girl and boy born on New Year’s Day (Onyx Blake Fox and Cristian Espinoza, respectively) with clothes and blankets embroidered with 50-year logos on them. Celebrations will continue throughout the year.

Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Health Care District celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013. Kaweah Delta is a 581-bed district and is the only level III trauma center serving Tulare and Kings counties. The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to nationally-recognized orthopedic and cancer programs. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.