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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