*New* Anesthesiology Residency Program
Following a site visit earlier this year, the Accreditation Council for
Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) awarded Kaweah Delta Health Care District
accreditation to offer an Anesthesiology Residency Program. Kaweah Delta
will welcome their first four Anesthesiology residents on June 19, 2017!
A little bit about us:
We are a large institution with 8 campuses, 581 patient beds, more than
300 physicians, and an anesthesia staff of more than 25 people. The clinical
facilities employed for training are first rate. Our regional medical
center is a state-of-the-art, facility. It contains a newly remodeled
and expanded surgical suite with 18 operating rooms where we provide nearly
18,000 anesthetics per year, plus an obstetrical suite with 5000 deliveries.
The entire Kaweah Delta organization including the operating rooms are
transitioning to a state-of-the-art computerized anesthesia information
and record keeping system provided by Cerner Millennium, which is expected
to be in place by in the Fall of 2017.
Our four-year ACGME accredited residency will have four residents per year
which will include a Clinical Base Year. The Anesthesiology Residency
Program is the only program in the Central Valley and is one of very few
Anesthesiology Residency programs between the San Francisco Bay Area and
Program Director, Dr. Michael Pesce states “The Kaweah Delta Faculty
is excited about our new anesthesiology residency training program. This
addition to our teaching mission will benefit our current patients, as
well as future generations of Central Valley residents, who can look forward
to advanced anesthesia care available locally. We are looking for ambitious,
dedicated, and curious new physicians from across the country that want
to be part of something unique in anesthesia post-graduate education:
a small town training program, with big city-like exposure; where our
residents will be welcomed as colleagues from day one; where each new
resident will have a faculty mentor for all four years of training; where
residents can expect a training program with exceptional facilities, equipment,
teaching, and experience; and all with great California sunshine.”
We look forward to a great start with our Anesthesiology team in June!
We are proud to announce that Kaweah Delta Medical Center has received
an A in hospital safety by Leapfrog for the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety
Score. This gold standard rating for patient safety indicates how well
hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, and injuries, as well
as considers patient satisfaction. An "A" from Leapfrog, the
nation`s leading patient safety experts, recognizes the consistent improvements
made in quality of care and patient safety.