Selma Community Hospital

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Selma Community Hospital is a 57-bed acute-care community hospital that serves communities in southern Fresno County. Selma Community Hospital is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist hospital system and is division of Adventist Health known as the "Adventist Health/Central Valley Network," consisting of Selma Community Hospital, Central Valley General Hospital, Hanford Community Medical Center, and seventeen Adventist Health/Community Care clinics throughout a 2,500-square-mile (6,500 km2) region in the Central Valley.

History[edit]

In 1998, Adventist Health’s growth in the San Joaquin Valley surged with the purchase of Central Valley General Hospital, formerly called Sacred Heart Hospital, in Hanford. A year later, Adventist Health purchased Selma Community Hospital, about 15 miles (24 km) north of Hanford. Central Valley General Hospital and Selma Community Hospital also began opening rural health clinics to improve rural patients’ access to health care in the region.[1]

In 2005, the hospital licenses of Hanford Community and Selma Community were combined, and Central Valley General Hospital took over the Selma Community clinics to consolidate operations among the three hospitals in an effort to improve access, quality and strength.[1]

The local network now offers seventeen Adventist Health/Community Care clinic sites in Kings County, southern Fresno County and northern Tulare County as well as physical therapy centers, a Sleep Apnea Center and many other services in the 2,500-square-mile (6,500 km2) region.[1]

Affiliation[edit]

Selma Community Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a health care organization headquartered in Roseville, California. Adventist Health represents regional delivery networks spanning California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. The networks comprise 85 distinct business units including 20 acute care facilities—controlled, managed or leased—with more than 3,000 beds, 17,000 employees, numerous clinics and outpatient facilities, medical foundations and 18 home health agencies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c History
  2. ^ Adventist Health: About Us

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