A lot has changed since the last time California had this few
COVID-19 patients in its hospitals.
There were 2,869 patients hospitalized with the virus around the
state Saturday, according to the latest update from the
California Department of Public Health, hitting its lowest level
since April 10; the number of patients in intensive care units
also fell to 932, the lowest it has been since April
Delano Hospital is now officially Adventist Health Delano.
According to a news release, the facility received approval from
federal agencies on Wednesday, hospital President David Butler
said. As a result, signs and other materials will begin changing
at the hospital, which has been serving the Delano community
since 1974. (Bakersfield.com)
It was early Friday morning, and most of the city was asleep when
Kern Medical, Bakersfield’s only trauma center and teaching
hospital pulled the switch, fired up what they consider the
Cadillac of medical record keeping, the Ferrari of digital
patient information — and began a new era. (Bakersfield.com)
Dignity Health Memorial Hospital has received the Pathways to
Excellence Re-Designation, a worldwide credential that emphasizes
Memorial Hospital’s commitment to creating a healthy work
environment for nurses to feel empowered and appreciated.
Bakersfield Heart Hospital will become the first hospital in the
Central Valley to offer a new lung valve treatment for patients
with severe COPD/emphysema.
The Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction surgery is a minimally
invasive procedure to help emphysema/COPD sufferers breathe
easier without major surgery, according to Bakersfield Heart
Adventist Health in the Central Valley received eight Energy to
Care Awards from the American Society for Health Care Engineering
(AHSE) for reducing energy use and freeing up resources to
support patient care. Adventist Health medical offices in
Coalinga, Fowler, Hanford, Home Garden, Huron, Madera and Selma,
as well as Adventist Health’s Kerr Outpatient Center in Hanford,
received recognition. (The Sentinel)
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Prior to joining the Hospital Council, David’s professional
experience included working the public and private sectors.
David worked as a Staff Associate for the Committee on
International Relations in the U.S. House of Representatives and
later taught as a member of the faculty at USC’s Marshall School
David was raised in the Central Valley and is an alumnus of both
Fresno Pacific University and Fresno State—he’s excited to return
home to promote the health of Central California’s communities.
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