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San Joaquin Community Hospital (http://www.sjch.us) has served the greater Bakersfield area for 100 years. The acute care hospital prides itself on providing premier medical services to its community. The facility has the Country's first Nationally Certified Stroke Center between Los Angeles and San Francisco;and a Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center. The hospital also includes an award-winning maternity center and the Bariatric Solutions weight-loss center.

ServicesEmergency Medicine
Hospital Beds255
Annual ED Visits77800
TraumaLevel 3
Hospital TypeFaith-based

Community Description

The Southern Gateway to the Central Valley, Bakersfield is the 11th largest city in California and one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Steeped in music history, the city is the birthplace of the country music genre known worldwide as the Bakersfield Sound. Visitors to Bakersfield have the opportunity to experience a little bit of everything: historic music venues, fantastic food, extraordinary museums, first-class sports teams, fabulous annual events, endless outdoor recreation and much more. A short drive from the city puts visitors in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains where one can experience top-rated whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and hiking.


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