Kaweah Delta Emergency Department Construction Updates
As we work to nearly double the size of our Emergency Department by Summer
2020, there will be changes around our downtown campus. We apologize for
any inconvenience this may cause you.
CLICK HERE FOR PARKING MAP
OPTIONS TO HELP YOU PARK
Available at our main entrance off Mineral King Avenue, it is FREE, fast
and convenient. Cars are parked in secure, guarded areas.
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends
CITY PARKING STRUCTURES (WILLOW + ACEQUIA)
Directly across the street from the hospital, each offers all-day parking
for patients and hospital visitors.
QUESTIONS? For parking updates, Call (559) 624-2008.
WHAT TO EXPECT.
MINERAL KING PARKING LOT: You will only be able to enter this lot off Mineral
King Avenue. Parking will be reduced during construction. The lot will
only be open to emergency and labor and delivery patients. There will
be a small 20-minute patient drop-off area.
MORE VALET STAFF:
We have increased the number of employees working to provide you with
FREE valet parking service.
MORE ALL-DAY PARKING IN ACEQUIA PARKING STRUCTURE: The 2nd floor of this structure
is now all-day parking, along with the 4th and 5th floors.
MORE ALL-DAY PARKING IN WILLOW PARKING STRUCTURE: The 2nd floor of the Willow
Parking Structure is now all-day parking, along with the 5th floor.
Due to our two-year construction project to modernize, expand and improve
our Emergency Department facilities, staff and patients may experience
some minor changes around the Mineral King Wing through 2019. We thank
you for your patience as we work to help meet the needs of our growing
community and better serve our patients.
Visitors and patients are asked to enter the Mineral King Wing through
the temporary entrance located adjacent to the Emergency Department. Once
inside, signage will direct you to your intended destinations.
Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) is one of
the busiest in California, caring for approximately 90,000 patients each
year. The medical center’s ED was originally designed to support
the treatment of 72,000 patients a year. But, as the only trauma center
between Fresno and Bakersfield, and one of only two emergency departments
serving the nearly 500,000 living in Tulare County, Kaweah Delta is seeing
in excess of 250 patients a day, on a regular basis.
When patients seek care in Kaweah Delta’s ED, it is important that
they receive prompt, efficient and life-saving care. This ED Expansion
will modernize, expand and improve Kaweah Delta’s ED facilities
to help better serve patients and meet the needs of our growing community.
This expansion will bring the community:
Space. The number of ED patient beds will nearly double, growing from 41 beds
to 74 beds.
More Comfort. The waiting area will more than double in size to provide 100+ patients
and their families with a larger, more comfortable environment. Currently,
the ED waiting area can accommodate approximately 65 people.
More Medical Staff. When complete, there will be more medical providers and nurses providing
care in the newly expanded ED.
More Timely/Efficient Care. Our new fast track area will allow our team to more quickly screen patients,
determine the level of their illness or injury, and provide them the precise
level of care they need.
All hospital services will remain open throughout this expansion. Through
early 2019, patients/visitors may experience a variety of changes which
will include reduced parking around the Mineral King Avenue entrance.
During this time, we strongly recommend that hospital visitors and patients
use valet parking, whenever possible, or park in the Willow and Acequia
parking structures. The city has opened up more all-day parking in these
structures and we have added more space for valet parking and more hands
to help with this service.
Two years (Winter 2017-Summer 2019)
Partial proceeds from the $100 million revenue bonds sold by Kaweah Delta
in December 2015. Principal and interest will be repaid to bond holders
from revenues received by Kaweah Delta for providing patient care services.