Making the Rounds- Summer 2020


Pediatric Emergency Room: Design and construction of a Pediatric unit within our existing Emergency Department. This will allow for our pediatric patients to be cared for in a specially designed unit. Currently, pediatric patients account for approximately 20% of Kern Medical’s overall volume in the Emergency Department. Columbus Pediatric Outpatient Clinic: Renovation of the existing clinic space will provide a refresh of the space and update all of the clinical areas with new equipment. The improvements will improve workflow that will allow us to increase the number of children we serve by more than 15% annually.

The Kern Medical Foundation has been awarded a grant of $9,289,941.38 from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority for the Every Kid program at Kern Medical. The Every Kid program includes projects throughout both the inpatient and outpatient pediatric clinical areas. The following items highlight the impact of the funding. Inpatient Pediatric Unit: Relocation of the Pediatric Unit to 4C, where it will be designed and equipped with new, efficient technology and equipment to better serve our pediatric patients and their families. The unit will feature 11 pediatric beds, including an isolation room.

The include expanding our waiting room areas, which will allow for better physical distancing for our critically and chronically ill patients. Equipment and Technology: New specialtyequipmentfortheNeonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), surgical equipment for our ENT specialists, simulation equipment for education and diagnostic equipment. Several software applications will be funded for our telehealth program, breast milk program, and the sepsis and antimicrobial stewardship programs. renovation will




Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine & OB/GYN: Residency Program Support - Medical Education



University of California, Office of the President (UCOP)


UCOP Study - Valley Fever Research

Alfred Harrell Foundation


Outpatient Pediatric Clinic Remodel

California Department of Public Health


Highly Infectious Disease Program

Safe Streets: Helmets, Bike Safety Equipment, & Community Education


Office of Traffic Safety

Adverse Childhood Exeriences (ACEs)


Trauma Informed Care: Physician Training and Education

Mujeres en Medicina: Health Careers Education for High School Students


Bank of America



Telemedicine: Information Technology

Networking California for Sickle Cell Care


Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program


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