Bakersfield is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Employment opportunities and affordable housing costs make the southern valley a desirable destination for new residents. Experts predict that Kern County’s population could double in the next 25 years.
Bakersfield will soon have a larger burn center, officials announced Monday.
Dignity Health has struck a deal with Grossman Burn Center to establish a new burn unit at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, shifting away from San Joaquin Community Hospital where it is currently located. The move will allow Grossman to construct a larger facility and service more patients.
Dignity Health and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona are partnering to launch a new medical residency program in Bakersfield.
Slated to begin next year, the program will start out with three family medicine residents and five internal medicine residents per year, each receiving three years of training. The goal is to expand it over time, as well as add additional residencies in pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology in 2017. (The Bakersfield Californian)
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