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  • Fruit and Veggie Delight as SVMC Hosts a Sunny Farmer's Market

    SVMC hosts a sunny Farmers Market The start of the Farmers Market season at Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) got off to a wet beginning last Thursday, as the debut of the 2019 market was met with a downpour of rain. However, on Thursday, May 30, the market was welcomed with clear skies and persistent sun as locals gathered in the SVMC parking lot to visit vendors who brought fresh fruits and ...
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  • Sierra View Medical Center Receives High Patient Safety Score in Spring 2019 by Nationally Recognized Organization

    Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) was given a third consecutive ‘B’ from the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes SVMC’s continued efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. “Patient safety is always a top priority for us and we’ve consistently been working towards gaining ...
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  • RSV and Influenza Season Comes to an End at Sierra View Medical Center But Visitation Restrictions Still Remain for Children Under the Age of 13

    Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) has not seen recent cases for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) or Influenza, but due to the number of measles outbreaks throughout the U.S., including California, the hospital is taking all safety precaution to protect their patients and is keeping the same visitation restriction in place. Children under the age of 13 will not be able to visit the patient care ...
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  • Sierra View Medical Center to Host Career Fair and Invites Top Talent to Join the Team

    In pursuit of excellence, Sierra View Medical Center(SVMC) invites potential employee candidates to their career fair on April 18, 2019 from noon to 3 p.m. to explore careers and job openings, meet hiring managers, and learn about educational opportunities. The first 100 attendees will receive giveaways. Career fair attendees will have the chance to ask questions about more than 50 job openings, ...
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  • 'Fore' a Good Cause

    Sierra View Foundation raises thousands for new MRI scanner at annual SVMC Golf Classic It was a day for hitting the links and enjoying fine spring weather, all while raising money for new equipment for Sierra View Medical Center at the 15th annual Sierra View Golf Classic Friday, April 5 at River Island Country Club. Sierra View Foundation chair Debbie Landers said, “Every year we look at ...
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  • SVMC to Extend Flu/RSV Restrictions Through April

    Due to the consistent rate of Influenza (flu) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) is extending the visitation restrictions that were put into action in December 2018. SVMC will keep visitation restrictions enforced for the safety of patients, visitors, and staff until April 30, 2019 and will reevaluate again at that time. Visitors under the age of 13 will be ...
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  • Sierra View Medical Center Wound Healing Offers Tips During National Foot Health Awareness Month in April

    6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more than two million of those are suffering from a diabetic foot ulcer. April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and a time when the experts at Sierra View Medical Center’s (SVMC) Wound Healing Center and national partner, Healogics a group that specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions, ...
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  • SVMC Gears Up for Annual Spring Golf Tournament at River Island Country Club

    Teeing-up for their popular spring golf event, Sierra View Foundation invites local businesses and golfers to be part of making this year’s tournament a success on April 5 at River Island Country Club. “Each year, local golfers from businesses and organizations have a great time out on the course, and what’s better than doing something you enjoy while supporting your local ...
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  • Sierra View Medical Center to Host Porterville Chamber First Friday Coffee Highlighting Vital Service

    Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) invites the community to attend one of the Chamber’s most popular monthly networking opportunities, First Friday Coffee. The March event will be complete with a free light breakfast from Precision Catering, coffee, prizes and great company while learning about a service line and program from SVMC Critical Care Intensivist Director. When: Friday, March 1, ...
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  • Sierra View Foundation Donates $100k for Oncology Tech Enhancements

    Presented to the Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) Board of Directors during their first monthly meeting of the year, the Sierra View Foundation (SVF) donated a $100,000 check for a 4D CT(computerized tomography) Simulator benefitting Sierra View Medical Center’s Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center. On behalf of the Sierra View Foundation, Debbie Landers, Foundation Chair presented the ...
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  • SVMC Receives Good Marks for Patient Safety

    Sierra View Medical Center’s safety efforts are paying off, according to a nationally recognized scoring system that tracks how safe hospital patients are from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group, who tracks more than 2,600 hospitals across the country, gave Sierra View Medical Center a B Hospital Safety Grade, an improvement from receiving a C at the end of 2017. ...
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  • Valencia family give birth to Porterville's first baby of 2019

    It was a cold January morning, but inside the Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) fourth floor a proud father held his newborn baby as the tired mother rested comfortably. Porterville’s first 2019 newborn baby, Adriel Valencia, was cheered by many after his arrival into the world. Baby Adriel was born at a healthy weight of seven pounds, three ounces, and he and his mom continued to rest ...
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  • Sierra View at full capacity with very long wait times in ER

    Everything looked calm from the outside of the Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) Thursday morning, but inside there was just no more room for incoming patients. Thursday around 7:30 a.m. a high census alert was triggered at SVMC due to a high inpatient occupancy. All beds were occupied and people needing to be admitted from the Emergency Department (ED) had to wait for long periods of time. ...
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  • Making Spirits Bright

    SVMC and FCC team up for Tree of Angels to help families in need. For the 13th year, Sierra View Medical Center’s Tree of Angels has dedicated countless hours, ensuring all families from the Porterville community have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Over 100 families were adopted by hospital staff, helping over 400 local children by donating money, time and talents. Tracy Canales, SVMC Vice ...
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  • Kaweah Delta and Sierra View Partnership has Potential to Lower Drug Costs, Attract Physicians and Create Centralized Clinics

    VISALIA – Last week, the independent boards of Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDHCD) and Sierra View Medical Center each voted, unanimously, to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) among the two. While each remains its own entity and under its own direction, the JPA could “help lower the cost of health care for both hospitals and help them better care for people in the ...
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  • RSV, Flu Restrictions in Effect December 5th at Sierra View

    Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) will begin implementing Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Influenza (Flu) restrictions on Wednesday, Dec. 5, to prevent the spread of these viruses to those who are more susceptible. Visitors under the age of 13 will be restricted from any of SVMC’s acute care units, as well as from the Distinct Part/Skilled Nursing Facility (DP/SNF), for their own ...
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  • Pint-Sized Cheer

    SVMC raises funds for Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center with mini tree auction. For over a decade around this time of the year, the Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) lobby brightens up with the Christmas spirit as various decorated trees are displayed for the annual silent auction. The SVMC Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center is holding a three day mini Christmas tree silent auction from ...
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  • Spreading Cheer to Kick-Off the Holidays at Sierra View Medical Center

    From shopping and bidding to participating in the community parade and getting into the holiday spirit by giving back, Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) is ready for the season upon us. SVMC encourages the community in joining them as they celebrate and begin spreading holiday joy throughout the community and within the hospital. Mini Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Auction - November 26- 28 ...
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  • Innovative Company Behind Renovation of the Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center Recognized for Outstanding Architectural Design

    Porterville, CA November 14, 2018 – The Sierra View Medical Center Roger S. Good Cancer Center’s striking patient entrance, waiting room, overall functionality, and relaxing atmosphere, has landed Darden Architects the ‘Award of Honor’ for Architectural design in the Healthcare project category. This award was presented at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) San ...
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  • SVMC to Cease Operations of Chronic Dialysis Center

    Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC), after 10 years of operation, has decided to transition operations of the Sierra View Chronic Dialysis Center to American Renal Associates (ARA) and Dr. Nirupama Vemuri, MD. The new partnership between ARA and Dr. Vemuri will provide patient services to the local community under the new name Sierra Valley Dialysis Center. “Our goal is to always deliver the ...
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  • Sierra View Medical Center to Host Blood Drive On-Site Mid November and Calls on Community to Step Up and Donate

    5,000 to 6,000 pints of blood must be collected per month to meet the needs in the Central Valley community. To help contribute, Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) is partnering with Central California Blood Center to host a blood drive for SVMC employees, visitors, and the public on November 15, 2018 from 12 – 4 p.m. in the Sierra View Medical Center Langley Russell, and North Palisade ...
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  • A New Tradition

    SVMC Goes Big for Staff with First Employee Carnival. In the cool of Friday evening Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) employees were not at a loss for things to do. The hospital threw their first employee carnival, which was open to employees and their families. With the help of SVMC’s Employees Promoting Positive Engagement and Comradery (EPPEC) Team, the first annual carnival was packed ...
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  • SVMC's Breast Cancer Awareness 'Flamingle' Event - Full of Color & Hope

    A very special celebration raising Breast Cancer Awareness was held at Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) Thursday evening with food vendors, information booths, games and plenty of prizes. Many men and women dressed in pink all walked through the various booths at the event. Vendors and educational tables were right in the entrance welcoming all, like the Breastfeeding Resource Center, Imaging ...
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  • High Turn-Out for Cancer Screening Expresses Community Interest in Prevention

    Surpassing the expected participation, 26 men made an appointment for the free prostate cancer screening last week at Sierra View Medical Center’s Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center. After a recent screening recommendation from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force), Sierra View Medical Center and the Cancer Center team is now taking the opportunity to begin ...
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  • Local Dance Couples Compete to Raise Money for a New 4D CT Simulator in Porterville

    Dancing with the Sierra View Stars Competition and Gala Saturday. Local Dance Couples Compete to Raise Money for a New 4D CT Simulator in Porterville. Local dance couples are gearing up to compete to raise money for advanced oncology technology at the 12th Annual Sierra View Foundation Gala Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Porterville Fairgrounds. All proceeds from this year’s event will aid in ...
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