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Bakersfield Memorial debuts Kern County’s first pediatric ICU

Tucked away inside Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a brand new department. It’s the first of it’s kind in Kern County.

“It is the only, first and only, pediatrics intensive care unit in the southern San Joaquin Valley,” said Gary Frazier, the vice president of business development and strategy for the hospital. Now, the hospital said, critically ill children or kids who need specialized care do not need to be transferred out of town.