Visalia Medical Clinic Joins Adventist Health Network

 

Last updated 7/16/2023 at 3:48pm | View PDF

Pictured left to right are: Dr. Ralph Kingsford, Visalia Medical Clinic executive director; Dr. Angela Pap, Visalia Medical Clinic board chair and president; and Dr. Raul Ayala, Adventist Health chief ambulatory medical officer.

Visalia Medical Clinic (VMC), a group of 62 physicians and other healthcare providers, became part of Adventist Health Physicians Network on May 1.

"In partnering with Adventist Health, along with their four hospitals and more than 60 medical offices in the Valley, it expands our patients' access to comprehensive care in Hanford, Tulare and other locations, in addition to Visalia," said Angela Pap, M.D., VMC board chair and president. "Adventist Health is also a multi-state health system, which improves our ability to grow our services as needed in the future."

The transition includes three facilities in Visalia: the Visalia Medical Clinic and Sleep Lab on West Hillsdale Avenue, the Aesthetic Center on Avenida de los Robles and the Physical Rehabilitation Center on North Akers Street.

VMC providers will continue to contract with the same major health plans, so there will be no disruption in care for current patients, said Dr. Pap. Adventist Health is also expanding hospital contracts with health plans to ensure patients have access to hospital, surgical and outpatient services in the Valley.

"We're thrilled that Visalia Medical Clinic is joining our network of physicians," said Gurvinder Kaur, M.D., chief medical officer for Adventist Health hospitals in Hanford, Reedley, Selma and Tulare. "These physicians and providers are known for their excellent, compassionate care, and we're honored to serve with them."

In addition to expanding access to care for Visalia patients, the partnership with Adventist Health will open options for patients in other communities to see the Visalia providers, said Raul Ayala, M.D., ambulatory medical officer for Adventist Health. "Patients benefit when they have more options and access."

Adventist Health also operates hospitals in Bakersfield, Delano and 14 other California cities, in addition to Oregon and Hawaii.

For more information, call (559) 738-7500

 

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