Fresno area residents are surrounded by numerous hospitals, doctors and health maintenance workers who continually provide exceptional service, no matter what the need of the patient may be.
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Saint Agnes Medical Center is a 436-bed, full-service regional hospital equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology. The medical center has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years. It has been voted the Best Hospital in The Fresno Bee Central Valley People’s Choice Awards for the last five years; was named a Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corporation 12 years in a row; and has been designated a Mentor Hospital for Acute Myocardial Infarction (also known as heart attack) by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement – to name a few. In addition, the hospital offers top-ranked programs in cancer care, women’s health services, joint replacement, bariatric surgery and heart and vascular care.
Kaiser Permanente is a 122-bed facility on Fresno’s northern edge. It specializes in pre-paid, group practice health maintenance for members, who receive high-quality, affordable care with an emphasis on the prevention of disease. A state-of-the-art facility, Kaiser is able to handle any medical situation, from non-emergency to life-threatening matters. A new birthing center allows for patients to go through childbirth in a natural, homestyle setting.
Children’s Hospital Central California
Children’s Hospital Central California is a 242-bed facility that serves sick and hurting children in a 10-county area. Established in 1952 in the downtown area of Fresno, a need for more space proved to be all that was needed for CHCC to move to its present location in 1998. With the children in mind, architects and interior designers built a hospital that looks less like a hospital and more like an amusement park. Bright and playful color schemes dominate throughout the hospital, with each room set up to remind the patient of his or her own room at home. For those children requiring an extended stay, classrooms, play areas, visitor rooms and video rooms allow for a more comfortable stay. Considered by many to be among the best in the world, the medical staff at CHCC strives to make the children feel like they are receiving the best possible care available, while minimizing concerns of worried parents and families. Children’s Hospital physicians practice in over 36 subspecialties covering nearly all aspects of advanced pediatric care. The hospital features Level III Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, as well as the only Pediatric Trauma Receiving Center between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
VA Central California Healthcare System
Part of the VA Sierra Pacific Network, the VA Central California Health Care System is an invaluable resource for area veterans. The system includes one inpatient facility in Fresno and two community-based outpatient clinics in nearby Atwater and Tulare. The exhaustive list of services ranges from dental, mental health, rehabilitation and primary care to geriatric/extended care, nuclear medicine, optometry and women’s health. Additionally, VACCHCS is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of California at San Francisco.