The 'new normal' in health care will be the topic of a free webinar hosted by Dignity Health and the Kern County Public Health Department at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The hourlong webinar will feature a panel including Matt Constantine, director of Kern County Public Health Service Department; Dr. Hemmal Kothary with Dignity Health Central California; cardiologist Dr. Tommy Lee; orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Hamilton; and health care administrators.

The panel will discuss:

  • next steps in health care in Kern County
  • what hospitals are doing to assure safety
  • the risk of delaying care
  • advancements and advantages of virtual healthcare options
  • current treatment options for coronavirus
  • what patients can expect 

To join the webinar, visit at 10:30 a.m. on May 20, or join by phone by dialing 1-844-517-1271, and enter access code 287 989 872.

The webinar is co-sponsored by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Kern Economic Development Corporation. 

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