hospitals http://kvpr.org en Amid Budget Woes, County Looks To New Future For Kern Medical Center http://kvpr.org/post/amid-budget-woes-county-looks-new-future-kern-medical-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kern County Board of Supervisors met Monday to discuss the future of the county’s financially troubled Kern Medical Center. The Board met with hospital CEO Russell Judd and an outside consultant to outline new governance guidelines for </span>KMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> which is losing around $3 million a month.</span></p><p>Supervisor Mike Maggard says the hospital is at a critical juncture.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 03:21:58 +0000 Joe Moore 32561 at http://kvpr.org Amid Budget Woes, County Looks To New Future For Kern Medical Center Some Rural Hospitals Given Partial Exemption from Medi-Cal Cuts http://kvpr.org/post/some-rural-hospitals-given-partial-exemption-medi-cal-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hospitals in California are commending the state’s decision to prevent </span>Medi-Cal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rate cuts to rural hospitals with nursing facilities. Some of them have been at risk of closure.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Republican State Assemblymember Brian Dahle says these medical providers are main employers in communities he represents in Northern California.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:21:43 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 20110 at http://kvpr.org Visalia's Kaweah Delta Medical Center Fined Twice By State http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-kaweah-delta-medical-center-fined-twice-state <p>The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 12 administrative penalties to hospitals throughout the state, including two at Visalia's Kaweah Delta Medical Center. The hospitals were cited for failing to follow established procedures that resulted in serious injury or death, or had the potential to.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:29:04 +0000 Joe Moore 8428 at http://kvpr.org