Welcome to Kern Medical

Hello, and welcome.

Kern Medical is a leading Central Valley health care organization, with a modern 222-bed hospital, a comprehensive offering of primary care and specialty clinics, and a large body of highly skilled doctors, nurses, technicians and other health-care providers.

With the area’s only trauma center and teaching hospital, many of our services are unequaled in the region. Our volunteers, our charitable foundation, and our own employees eagerly support our mission of health and safety.

As a public hospital, we are committed to serving the people of our community. Our care, while sophisticated, comes with compassion, respect and kindness in a community of diverse needs.

We invite you to review the services, capabilities and information we offer. Thank you for your interest in Kern Medical.

Meet Our New Physicians

David Aguirre

David Aguirre, MD

Internal Medicine

Shakti Srivastava, MD

Shakti Srivastava, MD

Dept. of Family Medicine

Khoa Manh Tu, MD

Khoa Manh Tu, MD

Emergency Department

Our Medical Services

Kern Medical proudly offers some of the most comprehensive array of medical services in the Central Valley. Our highly qualified physicians, nurses, technicians, therapists and other health care professionals serve patients and families with the latest in expertise, technology and training. And they serve with care, concern and kindness. Kern Medical has the resources to ensure that our patients and their families get the best possible care, right here at home. We are dedicated to improving our patients’ health with advanced medical skill, modern equipment and human compassion.

Kern Medical into the Future


Hello, I am Russell Judd, the Chief Executive Officer of Kern Medical. I am pleased you are considering Kern Medical, especially at such a historically significant and exciting time – both for us and for you.

This year we transitioned from being owned and operated by the County of Kern to becoming a freestanding Hospital Authority.  Our medical center, physicians, and clinics continue our mission to care for our entire community and to serve as the area’s only teaching hospital and trauma center.

As a Hospital Authority we are more agile, flexible, and responsive to serving our community’s needs, which in turn empowers us to deliver care more efficiently, to expand our services, and to ensure a strong, vibrant future for Kern Medical, our patients, and their families.

With this new structure, we are taking maximum advantage of Kern Medical’s many strengths. And we continue with pride our role as a public, safety net hospital where no one in need is turned away. In the end, it’s all about serving you, the patient. You have my pledge that we will deliver on that promise

Russell Judd

Kern Medical CEO