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Kaweah Health is a Cleveland Clinic Affiliate

The affiliation between Kaweah Health and Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute means our patients have access to the broadest possible range of solutions from skilled, experienced doctors, nurses and technicians — options you may not have anywhere else in the region.

Kaweah Health affiliation with Cleveland Clinic will give Kaweah Health access to best practices that have helped the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic’s heart program achieve national ranking in cardiology and heart surgery since 1995.

Benefits of the affiliation to Kaweah Health patients and doctors include access to new treatments and technologies, opportunities to collaborate with Cleveland Clinic in medical research, sharing of care pathways, quality processes, outcomes data analysis and medical education opportunities.


  • Kaweah Health provides data on interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, and heart failure management. This data is collected and uses databases which allows for a global assessment of our performance.
  • Cleveland Clinic and Kaweah Health review quality and performance protocols.
  • Cleveland Clinic heart experts are available to review complex cases and discuss the appropriate care plans for patients.
  • Kaweah Health heart and vascular doctors can access Cleveland Clinic for review of diagnostic images for quality review purposes.
  • Cleveland Clinic can provide consultation on use or acquisition of new technology for the benefit of Kaweah Health patients.


  • Cleveland Clinic has extensive patient-care protocols, clinical practice guidelines, and patient education materials for use by Kaweah Health.
  • Kaweah Health participates in Cleveland Clinic-sponsored continuing medical education (CME) courses, department meetings and training.

Our Cardiothoracic Team

Nationally recognized for excellence in heart surgery, we work together with local cardiothoracic surgeons to provide comprehensive cardiac and thoracic (chest and lung) surgery at Kaweah Health Medical Center. Through this partnership, patients from throughout the Central Valley are able to receive high-quality surgical care with their very personal touch.

Our Providers

Kaweah Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic
505 West Main Street, Visalia, CA
Phone: (559) 627-8600
Fax: (559) 627-8605

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at News and resources available at