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About Kaweah Health

Level III Trauma Center in Visalia

Kaweah Health was founded in 1963 as a district hospital. Now we are the largest hospital in Tulare County and a certified level III Trauma Center. We work with more than 5,200 medical professionals. Our eight-campus healthcare district contains 613 beds. As the only local hospital in Visalia, we offer comprehensive health services including cardiac surgery, general surgery, cancer treatment, mental health services, orthopedic surgery, a renowned NICU and pediatric center, and more.

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2021-2022 Annual Report

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This community is the reason we exist. It was this community that founded the Kaweah Delta Health Care District back in 1961 to meet the healthcare needs of its people. No matter the challenges we face as a healthcare organization, health is our passion, excellence is our focus, and compassion is our promise. Over the last 60 years, we have grown into the largest district hospital in the state, and each day we provide access to award-winning services – trauma care, heart care, stroke care, cancer care, neurosurgery, general surgery, and many more.

In the last year, we have accomplished some phenomenal work in our quest to become your world-class healthcare choice for life:

  • We continued to deliver essential healthcare services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to thousands of Central Valley residents.
  • We graduated 42 resident physicians through our six residency programs in our effort to bring more doctors to the Central Valley.
  • We partnered with Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency to bring a 24-hour youth in crisis stabilization unit to Tulare County for our under 21 population.
  • We developed the Kaweah Health School of Nursing with partner Unitek to help Kaweah Health employees start their career in nursing as soon as 2023. At full enrollment, the program will graduate up to 50 Kaweah Health nurses a year.
  • We installed the SafeGait 360º Balance and Mobility Trainer®, which is helping people learn to walk again after stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amputation, and more. Itʼs the only one in California and has the longest track in the nation.
  • We reopened the Ruth Wood Open Arms House, reaffirming our commitment to hospice patients in this community. The house provides a home-like setting for hospice patients and a fee system based on ability to pay.

Kaweah Health provides more than just healthcare services to this community — we also provide economic stability. Each year, we infuse $1.12 billion into the local economy, according to a recent study by Impact DataSource of Austin, Texas. And while we do receive operating tax revenue each year from local residents, it represents only two tenths of one percent of our annual budget — not even enough to run our healthcare system for one day. Each year, Kaweah Health creates an estimated $973 million in annual economic impact, and represents 3.3% of the total economic output of Tulare County. As the largest employer in Tulare County, we drive an estimated $513.3 million in earnings, $420.8 million of which is spent in our local economy.

In the year ahead, we know there will be financial challenges as we join the 53 percent of U.S. hospitals who are expected to lose money, according to a new report prepared by Kaufman Hall for the American Hospital Association. We’ve budgeted for the first operating loss in our organization’s history – an estimated $11.2 million – as we continue to struggle with unprecedented labor costs and high rates of inflation. This means we’ll need your support. There is excellent care available locally, and we hope you’ll choose it. Your support will help us continue to improve the health of our community and our economy. Our community can rest comfortably knowing the quality and safety of care provided at Kaweah Health will never be diminished while we confront these challenges.

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Kaweah Health is located at 400 West Mineral King Avenue in Visalia, California. We serve all of Tulare County and the surrounding areas. Call (559) 409-7576 for more information.