Kaweah Delta's next online town hall set for Thursday, Oct. 1
Kaweah Delta’s next online town hall set for Thursday, Oct. 1
VISALIA – As Kaweah Delta continues its efforts to better engage
with the community, especially amid COVID-19, it will hold its next town
hall on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Questions can be submitted now at
www.kaweahdelta.org/townhall for the town hall, which will take place online and on Kaweah Delta’s
social media channels from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 due to COVID-19.
The town hall is a part of an ongoing series hosted in the five zones that
make up Kaweah Delta Health Care District by the board member that represents
the zone. This one will be hosted by Nevin House, President of the Kaweah
Delta’s Board of Directors, who represents zone V and it 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 page. For details, visit www.kaweahdelta.org/townhall.
“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
King Wing”), which does not meet state earthquake standards.
In 2017, Kaweah Delta formed three Community Advisory Committees to gather
feedback on three key issues: Community Relations, Healthcare for Today
and Tomorrow, and the Hospital of the Future. Today, these committees
and other ambassador groups are comprised of approximately 250 people,
who meet monthly with Kaweah Delta leaders to provide ideas and feedback
regarding Kaweah Delta services.
Kaweah Delta is a publicly-owned community healthcare organization that
provides comprehensive health services to the greater Visalia region and
Tulare County. With over 5,000 dedicated medical professionals and employees,
Kaweah Delta is committed to meeting the community’s health needs
and providing patients by offering state-of-the-art medicine, high-quality
preventive services and specialized health centers and clinics. For more
information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org. #