As the Southern Gateway to the Central Valley, Bakersfield is the ninth largest city in California and one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Steeped in music history, Bakersfield is the birthplace of the country music genre known as the Bakersfield Sound. Bakersfield has something for everyone with a variety of recreational and cultural attractions. These include award winning museums such as the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, the Bakersfield Museum of Art, and the Buck Owens Crystal Palace and three raceways: Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield Speedway and Buttonwillow Raceway. Foodies indulge in an impressive array of locally-owned, authentic restaurants, including more Basque restaurants than any other city in the nation. Outdoor enthusiasts exercise their rights to walk, jog, and bike on over thirty miles of scenic pathway skirted by the Kern River. You and your family will have the opportunity of enjoying this variety of attractions.
Dignity Health Medical Group – Bakersfield, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a dynamic and growing multi-specialty group. We are affiliated with and Mercy Hospitals – Downtown Campus and Southwest Campus. The group's affiliation with Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, connects it to the highest standard of health care available.
We know that humankindness is powerful medicine. After more than a century of experience, we’ve learned that modern medicine is more effective when it’s delivered with compassion. We are successful because we know that the word care is what makes health care work.At Dignity Health, our humankindness is extended to every member of the team. We take a holistic approach to letting our people know that they truly matter. We chose the name Dignity Health because the value of dignity is woven into the fabric of our culture. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.We offer a supportive, collegial environment, with a staff that’s passionate about bringing the very best practices to patient care. We are an organization committed to facility infrastructure, the latest technology and effective communication. Most of all, you will discover the spirit, idealism and family-friendly environment that comes with a mission driven, not-for-profit healthcare o...rganization."Hello humankindness starts with the proven idea that human connection leads to better health."