Kaweah Delta's next online town hall set for Thursday, July 30
Kaweah Delta’s next online town hall set for Thursday, July 30
VISALIA – As Kaweah Delta continues its efforts to better engage
with the community, especially amid COVID-19, it will hold its fourth
in a series of five town halls on Thursday, July 30.
Questions can be submitted now at
www.kaweahdelta.org/townhall for the town hall. Due to COVID-19, the town hall will take place online
from 6-7 p.m. on July 30. It will be hosted by Garth Gipson, a member
of Kaweah Delta’s Board of Directors, who represents zone III, and
will feature Gary Herbst, Kaweah Delta’s Chief Executive Officer.
Members of the public can tune in to the town hall online via webinar
and on Kaweah Delta’s Facebook and Instagram pages. For instructions
on how to join, visit
www.kaweahdelta.org/townhall. Prior to COVID-19, the town halls were previously hosted in the five
zones that make up Kaweah Delta Health Care District by the zone’s
“The greatest lesson we learned from the 2016 defeat of Measure H
was the importance of listening more carefully and more often to our community.
Right now people have a lot of questions about COVID-19 and we are here
to answer questions and listen,” Herbst said. “By involving
our community, we can continually improve in our efforts to meet the healthcare
needs of our region. Working with the community has been a phenomenal
experience and as a result, we know that no matter the challenge, we will
end up with a better solution.”
Measure H was the 2016 proposed general obligation bond that would have
helped replace a sizeable number of hospital beds located in the older
side of Kaweah Delta Medical Center (what is called the “Mineral
In 2017, Kaweah Delta formed three Community Advisory Committees and four
Ambassador Groups. These groups are comprised of approximately 250 people
who prior to COVID-19 met monthly with Kaweah Delta leaders to provide
ideas and feedback regarding Kaweah Delta services. Throughout COVID-19,
committee and group members have the opportunity to join weekly calls
with Kaweah Delta.
Kaweah Delta shares COVID-19 information and regular updates with the community
on its website at
www.kaweahdelta.org/COVID19 and on its social media accounts.