The sickest coronavirus patients can live for weeks with a
gripping headache, profound nausea, burning lungs, malaise, cough
and waves of pain in their bones. They may be tethered to a
But eight months into the pandemic, fewer are
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
Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) put a lot of effort into
healing itself during 2019, and the results are encouraging, says
Tulare Adventist President Randy Dodd.
After reopening in October of 2018, 2019 marked the first full
calendar year of operation for the resuscitated medical facility,
a year that saw much of the new leadership’s efforts directed to
undoing the damage to the Tulare Local Health Care District and
the hospital’s reputation. (Ourvalleyvoice.com)
With less than a month before graduation, College of the Sequoias
nursing student Candice Gish knows what her next step is.
As long as she passes her licensing exam, she’s got a job offer:
a critical care nurse at Kaweah Delta Medical Center.Gish joined
about 100 others Tuesday at the Visalia Convention Center to
interview for nursing positions at the hospital. Many, like
Gish, are graduating from nursing school in
Sierra View Medical Center will begin constructing a new skilled
nursing facility in 2020.
In a statement issued by the hospital on Tuesday, the Sierra View
District which manages the hospital has decided to replace the
existing 35-bed distinct part skilled nursing faclity now located
within the Sierra View Medical Center. (The Porterville
Adventist Health Hanford is one of only 22 out of 514 hospitals
across 40 states to receive an “Excellence in Patient Safety
Across the Board Award” from a leading healthcare
improvement company. (HanfordSentinel.com)
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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