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Kern County Healthcare

Health Care Matters in Kern County

As Kern County continues to grow, so does the need for a wide-ranging network of health care professionals and facilities to serve the region’s population.  With more than 850,000 living in Kern County, and over 358,000 in Bakersfield alone, local demands for highly skilled and innovative healthcare options continue to increase.


Renowned Health Care Institutions in Kern County

Advances in medical technology are already being made right here in Kern County.
Below is just a sample of local stand-outs:


San Joaquin Community Hospital’s AIS Cancer Center’s 60,000-square-foot facility in Bakersfield is affiliated with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and offers a comprehensive option for cancer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof.


Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center (CBCC) in Bakersfield is the largest private cancer center on the West Coast and is a top accrual site for UCLA & Bristol Myers Squibb.


HealthSouth Hospital
HealthSouth Hospital is a 60-bed acute medical rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Of the 93 hospitals in the United States system, HealthSouth Bakersfield is consistently ranked in the top 10.


Memorial Hospital - Savanand Heart and Stroke center
Memorial Hospital’s Sarvan and Heart and Stroke Center offers a range of cardiovascular services and technology such as the Bi-plane International Suite to perform heart procedures on kids, treat stroke-causing clots and blockages and many other lifesaving procedures.


Valley Institute Orthotics Prosthetics
The Valley Institute of Prosthetics & Orthotics (VIPO) offers some of the newest and most advanced prosthetic technology in the country. One of VIPO’s many special offerings is the POWER KNEE, the world’s first powered bionic prosthesis for above-the-knee amputees.


Click here: Learn More About Kern County’s Health Care Industry in the Market Overview

Kern’s Top Healthcare Providers

Providers Employees
Dignity Health 3000
Kern Medical Center 1350
San Joaquin Community Hospital 1100
Kaiser Permanente 900
Delano Regional Medical Center 500
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital 450
Bakersfield Heart Hospital 350
Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center 220
HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Center 200
Tehachapi Valley HealthCare District 190