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  • Touching the Heart of Porterville and the South Valley

    Porterville, CA May 25, 2017: For too long residents of the South Valley have gone without and waited for the technology and services required to comprehensively diagnose cardiovascular diseases. On June 13, 2017, that wait will be over with the unveiling of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Sierra View Medical Center. Cardiac Catheterization is a procedure to determine how well the heart ...
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  • Local Medical Leader Coming to Sierra View Wound Healing

    Porterville, CA April 28, 2017: </strong>Wound Healing is considered a specialty practice in the medical community, but it is no different than other medical fields when the focus is always patient-centered care. To provide thorough and effective wound care management, specialists must have an extensive knowledge in a variety of care fields&mdash;from general surgery to healing ...
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  • Local Media Leader Coming to Sierra View Wound Healing

    Porterville, CA April 28, 2017: Wound Healing is considered a specialty practice in the medical community, but it is no different than other medical fields when the focus is always patient-centered care. To provide thorough and effective wound care management, specialists must have an extensive knowledge in a variety of care fields—from general surgery to healing processes. This combined ...
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  • Spring Vendor Fair Coming to Sierra View

    Porterville, CA, April 19, 2017: The SVMC ACTION Team will host the Annual Spring Vendor Fair on April 25 and 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the hospital’s Café Courtyard. The ACTION Team is a group of Sierra View employees who generate positivity and camaraderie between the SVMC Team by planning fundraisers and coordinating employee events such as the Annual Christmas Party, Scrub Fair ...
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  • New Kidney Stone Procedure Only at Sierra View Medical Center

    Porterville, CA: Across the nation, over half a million people suffer the pain and helplessness that come with having kidney stones each year according to the National Kidney Foundation. Fortunately for valley residents, a new procedure has been developed by Gerhard Fuchs, M.D. and is performed at Sierra View Medical Center. Dr. Fuchs and Virinder K. Bhadwaj, M.D. are both on the faculty of the ...
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  • RSV and Influenza Restrictions Lifted at Sierra View Medical Center

    Porterville, CA April 4, 2017: After almost three months of limiting visitor access and ensuring the safety of younger visitors, Sierra View Medical Center announced the end of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Influenza (flu) season on Monday, April 3. The local hospital has not seen a flu case in over two weeks and an RSV case has not been reported in over a month. The absence of these ...
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  • Donor Month Celebration at Sierra View Medical Center

    Porterville, CA March 30, 2017: National Donate Life Month is celebrated across the country throughout the month of April to encourage people to register as organ donors. With over 100,000 people currently waiting for an organ and someone being added to the transplant list every 10 minutes, the need for organ donors is growing. To raise awareness for this need and celebrate those who have chosen ...
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  • Sponsor the 13th Annual Sierra View Golf Classic

    Porterville, CA March 16, 2017: Each year, the Sierra View Foundation hosts the Sierra View Golf Classic to further their mission to raise awareness for Sierra View Medical Center and better the health of the San Joaquin Valley. This year, local businesses have the opportunity to raise awareness for their brand and services by sponsoring the Sierra View Golf Classic which will be held on April 21, ...
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  • Help Sierra View Medical Center Save Lives

    Porterville, CA March 22, 2017: In observance of April being National Donor Month, Sierra View Medical Center has joined other area hospitals and Donor Network West in the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign sponsored by the Division of Transplantation, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This campaign challenges hospitals to educate ...
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  • Sierra View ICU Ready to Better Serve its Community

    Porterville, CA March 14, 2017: To better serve patients in the Intensive Care Unit, Sierra View Medical Center welcomed a team of five intensivists in December of 2016. The Oak Grove Intensivist team has allowed the SVMC ICU to reduce complications and allow for shorter lengths of stay for critically ill patients by offering expert care. An intensivist, or critical care physician, provides ...
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  • RSV Restrictions Coming to Sierra View Medical Center

    Porterville, CA l January 18, 2017 – Sierra View Medical Center will begin implementing Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) restrictions on Friday, January 20 to prevent the spread of this virus to those who are more susceptible to it. Visitors under the age of 13 will be restricted from any of SVMC’s acute care units, as well as from our Distinct Part/ Skilled Nursing Facility, for ...
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  • 54 Years and Still Giving More

    Porterville, CA l February 13, 2017 – Since 1963 Sierra View Medical Center has been a hospital to doctors, employees and patients alike, but it has also been a home to a group of men and women who dedicate years of their life to serving others. Since 1963 Sierra View Medical Center has had the privilege of housing the Volunteer League. When patients need an escort, employees need ...
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  • Sierra View Foundation Board Members Recognized

    Porterville, CA l January 19, 2017 – In 1992, the Sierra View Foundation was established as a non-profit organization to invest in the future by promoting community philanthropy, building lasting relationships and promoting a positive image of Sierra View Medical Center. On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Sierra View Foundation welcomed its new Board of Directors to continue carrying out ...
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  • SVMC Team Loses Weight, Gains $10,000

    Porterville, CA l January 17, 2017 – Health and confidence are two things that motivate weight loss, but $10,000 can be an even greater source of motivation. In 2016, Sierra View Medical Center partnered with HealthyWage, a corporate weight loss company, to promote healthier lifestyles for their employees with a team weight loss competition that not only rewards participants with health, but ...
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  • Bringing Urgent Care to the Porterville Community

    Porterville, CA l February 06, 2017 – When health issues arise beyond the operating hours of a doctor’s office but don’t warrant a trip to the Emergency Room, the Porterville community no longer has to endure long lines and excessive wait times. Sierra View Medical Center has developed an Urgent Care facility that meets the specific need for acute treatment of non-life ...
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