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Kern Medical Center introduces Neuro Intensive Care Unit (Bakersfield, CA)

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TurnTo23.com reports that Kern Medical Center (KMC) has launched the first Neuro Intensive Care Unit in Kern County. KMC’s Chair of Medicine Dr. Royce Johnson is quoted, “Medical research indicates that patients cared for in a specialized critical care unit have shorter hospital stays and enhanced recovery, …A Neuro ICU will clearly benefit our many neurological trauma, stroke and Valley Fever patients and will be a welcome resource for the whole community”. The report states Dr. Jan Eckerman, Chief of Neurosurgery, has recently joined the KMC’s board and will assist in spreading awareness for critical care needs in the region.

September 29, 2015