Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County: Fontana, has been honored for the excellence in health care, by U.S. News and World Report's Annual "Best Hospitals.”
Fellows will also obtain clinical experience from the Inland Valley Nursing Home, Reche Canyon Rehabilitation Center, Citrus Nursing Home, and/or the Community Geriatric Clinic.
The Fontana Medical Center serves a regional population of more than 600,000 people, including a large geriatric membership, many of whom are very frail with frequent hospitalizations. The fellow will interface with many of these patients, from requests for inpatient geriatric consultations or for pain consultations. Many of the geriatric syndromes and issues are seen in the context of the acute hospital, which serves an invaluable role in residents’ geriatric education. A large proportion of patients referred for pain consultation are in fact elderly with other geriatric issues other than pain that are addressed in the process of the evaluation.
Fellows see three to four patients each week in the Geriatric Assessment clinic. They will also see 4-5 patients each week as outpatients while on the Palliative Medicine rotation.