Medical provider forming heart hards while wearing blue latex gloves


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Honors Madhu Bhogal, MD

BAKERSFIELD, CA (January 23, 2024) – A truly heartfelt celebration as Dr. Madhu Bhogal was honored after 45 years of service to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital by naming the NICU Department in her honor. Dr. Bhogal was a visionary who pursued this endeavor along with the hospital administration many years ago to build the NICU department to what it is today.

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Awarded Spring 2023 “A” Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group and Voted Best Hospital in Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, CA (MAY 3, 2023) – As Dignity Health kicks off celebrations for National Nurses Month and Hospital Week, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is honored to be recognized nationally and locally for excellence in patient care and safety by The Leapfrog Group for the “A” Hospital Safety Grade, and as the “Best of Kern County” by the 2023 Best of Reader’s Choice Poll.

Lauren Small Children's Center at Memorial Hospital Home to the New Panda Cares® Center of Hope

New outdoor healing space will offer art therapy, meditation, and therapeutic play for pediatric patients and their families   

BAKERSFIELD, CA (AUGUST 8, 2023) – The Lauren Small Children’s Center (LSCC) at Dignity Health - Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the dedication of the Panda Cares® Center of Hope, made possible by Panda Express® associates and guests, whose generosity help change kids’ health, change the future.

Dignity Health Memorial Hospital awarded Primary Heart Attack Center Certification from The Joint Commission

BAKERSFIELD, CA (AUGUST 18, 2023) – As one of the most advanced centers for treating cardiovascular diseases in the Southern Valley, Dignity Health Memorial Hospital is proud to announce it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Heart Attack Center Certification.

U.S. News & World Report Names Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Among Best Hospitals 2023-2024 as High Performing for Three Procedures and/or Conditions

BAKERSFIELD, CA (AUGUST 30, 2023) – Dignity Health - Memorial Hospital has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for Heart Attack, Knee Replacement, and Stroke. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.