Kaweah Delta Emergency Department Construction Updates
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We apologize for any inconvenience you experience as we work to nearly
double the size of our Emergency Department by Summer 2020.
JR Garcia, Emergency Department Tech Supervisor
We're working hard to double the size of our Emergency Department by
2020, but already the expansion has allowed us to open a new area that
is helping physicians see patients more quickly, within 30 minutes of
their arrival. Our new Physician at Triage area is a separate and enclosed
space, with its own TV and seating, where physicians can examine patients
and order any labs, x-rays, or other tests needed. Patients stay there
for labs, x-rays, or other tests, before heading out to the ED waiting
area until results are available to determine the next course of care.
Our Registration & Waiting Area has Moved
As of Thursday, March 14, we have closed the previous Emergency Department
waiting area and temporarily relocated it inside the Mineral King Lobby.
This area has expanded seating and an intake area where we will register
patients and take vitals for the next four to five months as we proceed
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Parking Changes Due to Construction
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OPTIONS TO HELP YOU PARK
Available at our main entrance off Mineral King Avenue, it is
FREE, fast and convenient. We offer secure parking either adjacent to or within
our valet's line of sight.
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. Please use
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. Please
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.
Two years (Winter 2017-Summer 2020)
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.
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