Adventist Health Bakersfield

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Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center is a 254-bed acute-care hospital serving Kern County communities with key service areas including brain and spine, heart, cancer care, orthopedics, emergency services, three Quest Imaging locations and the Adventist Health Physicians Network. The hospital is staffed by more than 645 affiliated physicians, 1,832 associates and more than 250 volunteers. 

Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center has deep roots in Kern County – serving the community for more than 100 years!

Adventist Health Bakersfield has also been recognized as the only Top Hospital in Kern County, by the Leapfrog group. While this is a great recognition, what it really shows is our unwavering commitment to give our very best for our community as we carry out our mission of “Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.” As one of six hospitals in California and one of 35 in the nation with this “Top General Hospital” status for patient safety and quality care, we appreciate being our community’s hospital of choice.

Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center leading the way:
• Only Kern County hospital awarded Leapfrog A rating five times in a row.
• The only Kern County Comprehensive Community Cancer Program designation through the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
• Long history of community first – the first hospital between Los Angeles and San Francisco to have both a Certified Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center under one roof.
• Leader in community outreach to thousands through free cancer screenings and Children’s Mobile Immunization Unit.
• Only Kern County hospital recognized with the 2019 Maternity and Patient Safety Honor Roll Award.
• Focused on growth – expanding services into outlying and underserved areas of Kern County, including Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley.

Community Overview

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.