Written by The Business Journal Staff
The public will be invited to discuss the redistricting health zones of in Tulare County on Monday.
Kaweah Health is welcoming Tulare County residents’ input on the redrawing of Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s five geographic zones as a result of the 2020 census data. Population data showed a significant change between 2010 and 2020.
The health care district’s goal is to involve public input as much as possible.
Current zones can be found here. Zoning does not affect who receives care.
The public meetings will ensure the new zones are balanced and representative of the population for future board elections.
Unlike other community hospitals that are privately run, district hospitals like Kaweah Health are governed by a board of directors. Kaweah Health’s board of directors is made up of five publicly-elected directors, each elected by zone for four-year terms. The district covers Visalia, Goshen and parts of Ivanhoe and Farmersville.
Current board members are David Francis, Lynn Havard Mirviss, Mike Olmos, Garth Gipson and Ambar Rodriguez.
The meeting will be hosted Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m inside the Maynard Faught Conference Room at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center. This is the first of several rezoning meetings, and the public will be invited to attend subsequent meetings.
Masks are required for all who attend, per state mandate.