1 March 2020 | The Fresno Bee reported today that a patient with symptoms similar to the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been admitted to Adventist Health Tulare.
It is not clear whether the patient in the Tulare, California-based hospital has the virus, since a positive test result has not yet been confirmed.
The Adventist-run hospital has confirmed that it is following special recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention regarding patients that present with fever requiring hospitalization that is not linked to another illness and having no source of exposure.
Adventist Health Tulare reopened under the management of Adventist Health in the fall of 2018 nearly a year after it was declared bankrupt by previous management. Adventist Health loaned $10 million to the healthcare facility, and several repairs and building updates were made as part of the takeover.
Adventist Health runs 20 hospitals and over 280 clinics on the West Coast and in Hawaii. It also operates home care and hospice agencies. The system is headquartered in Roseville, California, and is affiliated with the Adventist Church.