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December

Blog Posts in 2018

  • 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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  • Sierra View Medical Center Welcomes NES Health - New ER Physician Group to the Valley

    Sierra View Medical Center is pleased to announce it has partnered with NES Health, emergency physician services. Services will begin August 4th at SVMC. Founded over 40 years ago, NES Health cultivates world-class patient experience nationwide. Their specialty is coming together with top-notch talent in emergency rooms and working in harmony with providers, caregivers and patients so that ...
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  • Sierra View Partners with Valley Children's Hospital

    Local patients and caregivers will be impacted by the rewards of a SVMC and VCH partnership. At Sierra View Medical Center, pediatric patients are receiving care through collaboration by nationally recognized Valley Children’s Hospital (VCH). In 2014, Sierra View and Valley Children’s became joint partners to collaborate for education and tele-medicine advancement. Now, the two San ...
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  • RSV and Influenza Restrictions Ending at Sierra View Medical Center

    Children under the age of 13 now allowed to visit all acute care units at hospital. All visitors will be able to visit Sierra View Medical Center without RSV and Influenza restrictions beginning Monday, April 23, 2018. The local hospital has not seen recent cases for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) or Influenza and can now lift the restriction for children under the age of 13. The absence of ...
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  • Sponsorship Deadline Extended for 14th Annual Sierra View Golf Classic Register to sponsor by April 6, 2018.

    The Sierra View Foundation has extended the deadline for local businesses to register as sponsors for their 14 th Annual Sierra View Golf Classic. Local businesses will have the opportunity to raise awareness for their brand and services by registering as a sponsor by Friday, April 6. Each year, the Sierra View Foundation hosts the Sierra View Golf Classic to further their mission to raise ...
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  • Dr. Jeffery Hudson-Covolo, Sierra View Medical Center, Elected to the Association of California Nurse Leaders Board of Directors

    Dr. Jeffery Hudson-Covolo, DNP, RN, Vice President for Patient Care Services & Chief Nurse Executive, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, a statewide organization that develops nurse leaders and advances the professional practice of nursing in order to improve the health of California communities. In this position, Dr. Hudson-Covolo will ...
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  • National Heart Health Month at Sierra View Medical Center

    Wound Healing and Cardiac Cath Lab raise awareness for heart health in February. Heart health is one of the most important factors that can affect wound healing and Sierra View Medical Center is raising awareness for this cause during National Heart Health Month. This February, Sierra View will be participating in the heart health campaign by providing tips and statistics on social media, ...
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  • Sierra View Medical Center Seeks Community Council and Committee Members

    Sierra View Medical Center is accepting applications for a new Population Health Advisory Council designed to identify and address the unique health care needs of the community. In addition, Sierra View is also seeking members for a new Patient and Family Advisory Committee. This committee will meet monthly to work on the partnerships Sierra View has with the community and how to better quality ...
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