Adventist Health plans to team with Visalia Medical Clinic, doctors worry about patients

Griselda Cisneros processes a rapid COVID-19 test at Visalia Medical Clinic’s QuickCare

Kaweah Health’s Visalia Professional medical Clinic on Hillsdale will be acquired out following Kaweah Health’s deal with the clinic’s team was terminated.

“Adventist Wellbeing intends to obtain all of the clinic property presently owned by Kaweah Overall health and furnished to VMC (i.e., structures, equipment, furnishings, etcetera.) and hopes to retain as quite a few of its present suppliers (health professionals) as doable,” said Gary Herbst, CEO of the Kaweah Overall health Treatment District.

Adventist Wellness is a Christian-primarily based, nonprofit and owns hospitals, clinics, house treatment and hospice companies throughout the west coastline, like hospitals in Tulare, Hanford, Bakersfield, Reedley and Selma.

All physicians, innovative exercise providers and therapists are employed by VMC, not Kaweah Health and fitness, even though the non-service provider personnel is at the moment used by Kaweah Wellness, according to Herbst.

Herbst claimed Kaweah Health’s greatest problem is that clients at VMC will be directed to other Adventist Well being amenities exterior of Visalia for any non-emergent hospital care. Herbst also claimed quite a few doctors who want to depart VMC and Adventist Overall health can locate ongoing support from them to stay area.