The Modernization Plan
In calendar year 2020 and throughout the first half of 2021, District financial
resources targeted staffing, retrofitting and equipping the Main and West
Campuses for the treatment of the large influx of COVID patients. In addition,
the lack of insurance reimbursement for treating the high volume of COVID
patients depleted the District’s operating and reserve budgets.
Consistent with our vision to provide excellence in healthcare for our
community, the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation Board of Directors voted
to fundraise for projects and equipment requested by frontline medical
teams throughout the District in order to “modernize” our
facilities. Each of these requests is in line with our mission to focus
on excellence in healthcare for our community. A breakdown of projects
and equipment follows.
Mother/Baby Unit – Bassinets – Over 4,500 babies are born each year at the KDHCD Main Hospital. Nearly
one-third of all moms deliver through Cesarean section birth. Recovery
from this surgery can make any movement painful and difficult. The halo
bassinet design meets the needs of all deliveries and can keep the baby
within arm’s reach for easy positioning without the need to twist
or stretch. (Photo on right.)
Emergency Department – Pediatric Rooms: Three rooms in the new Emergency Department are dedicated to our youngest
patients. Child friendly furniture and décor will provide a visually
calming atmosphere for children and their parents during Emergency Department visits.
Med/Surgical Units –
Bladder Scanners: Through the use of the new bladder scanning technology, medical staff
will reduce the use of indwelling urinary catheters and improve patient
comfort. The scanners will be used throughout the hospital.
Endoscopy Ultra Sound - Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is a minimally invasive procedure to assess
digestive (gastrointestinal) and lung diseases. It has a lighted endoscope
that is attached to a tiny camera and ultrasound device. It allows physicians
to examine organs and other structures that can't be seen through
standard endoscopy procedures. Having this equipment will allow physicians
to provide better care for our patients.
Acute Care – Ventilators Patients at Kaweah Delta's highly rated subacute care facility at
the South Campus are not just patients but residents, the sub-acute unit
is their home. The new generation of ventilator offers more comfort to
the patient. They are light-weight with extended battery life, giving
the patients more freedom of movement. In addition, the ventilator is
much quieter allowing for a more peaceful sleep environment.
Ambrosia Café Remodel –The Ambrosia Café and Guild Gift Shop, formerly located
in the Mineral King lobby, were removed during the expansion of the Emergency
Department to serve as a temporary waiting room. With the completion of
the Emergency Department expansion, coffee, food service, gift shop, and
seating area are needed to supplement service to our patients, visitors,
and staff, providing a serene comfortable space to wait or take a break.
We hope you will consider joining us in supporting health care in your
community. Every gifts counts!