Health Care Services

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 885,000 living in Kern County, and over 379,000 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:


Adventist Health Bakersfield’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.


The mission of Kaiser Permanente is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services, and to improve the lives of its members and the communities it serves. In Kern County, Kaiser Permanente holds 27% of the commercially insured market and 40% of the Medicare Advantage market.


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. The hospital recently added a new cath lab where high-risk patients have access to a minimally invasive technique for aortic valve replacement (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement).


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.


Dignity Health’s Lauren Small Children’s Medical Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is the first comprehensive pediatric program in Kern County.  It includes a 31-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and a 20-bed Pediatric Unit with 24/7 in-house pediatricians.


Centre for Neuro Skills© Provides post-acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation. They provide in-patient rehabilitation, pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation, assisted living services, and many other programs. Hundreds of patients come to CNS
each year from around the country and the world..


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

Kern’s Top Healthcare Providers

Providers Employees
Dignity Health 3,296
Adventist Health Bakersfield 2,415
Kern Medical 1,575
Kaiser Permanente 958
Delano Regional Medical Center 500
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital 849
Omni Family Health 563
Bakersfield Heart Hospital 395
Bakersfield Family Medical Center 350
HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Center 270
Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center 220