Written by Donald A. Promnitz
Valley Children’s Medical Group has expanded its care in Kern County with the opening of their second clinic in the City of Bakersfield.
“Families in Kern County have turned to Valley Children’s Hospital to care for their children since we opened our doors in 1952,” wrote the press release. “When we asked how we could better support families and primary care physicians in the South Valley, the overwhelming response was to bring pediatric specialists to their community.”
Leadership at Valley Children’s did so by opening the 34th Street Specialty Care Center in central Bakersfield in 2015. Last year, the clinic saw 5,500 visits at the center. Bakersfield, however, is seeing a growth in people and patients, and that number is expected to reach 42,000 outpatient visits in the coming decade.
To meet that need, Valley Children’s has opened the Eagle Oaks Specialty Care center. Located in southwest Bakersfield, the 52,000-square-foot center opened its doors on Monday.
Over time, Valley Children’s hopes to offer more than a dozen services to their patients, including:
- Infectious diseases
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Plastic surgery
- Surgery, and