About the Medical Center
Adventist Health Bakersfield (AHBD) is a 254-bed acute-care facility serving the city of Bakersfield and outlying communities of Kern County. Key services include cancer care, cardiology, diabetes and wellness education, 24-hour emergency services, home health, imaging, inpatient and outpatient burn care, maternity, mobile children’s immunizations, neurology, orthopedics, stroke treatment, surgical weight loss and Adventist Health Physicians Network clinics.
In 2014, AHBD was awarded the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline Award. AHBD was also named the 2014-2015 Consumer Choice Award recipient by National Research Corporation, signifying SJCH as Bakersfield's Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image. They also were the first in Kern County to offer transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) to cancer patients.
In 2016, AHBD had 22,633 admissions, 3,260 deliveries, 74,850 emergency visits and 114,835 outpatient visits. The medical center is staffed by 579 affiliated physicians, 1,999 employees and 287 volunteers.
Choose to work and live in the Southern San Joaquin Valley, where you can ski at Mammoth one day and go to Santa Barbara the next. Drive to Disneyland in the morning and dine on the beach in the evening. Bakersfield is conveniently located within hours of many exciting and interesting leisure activities all year long.
The pleasures Kern County offers are endless. Several inviting lakes and a world-renowned river are ideal for active water sports or quiet contemplation. Miles of recreation trails attract bicycle enthusiasts and joggers, and wildlife habitats delight visitors young and old. A long list of annual events attracts every age and interest, from those who enjoy the thrill of rodeo to others who prefer a fantastic symphony or professional sports events such as ice hockey or basketball. Hundreds of restaurants tempt a wide spectrum of tastes from gourmet interpretations to a spontaneous family night out.