Valley Fever Institute's Expansion

August 15, 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped make today's unveiling of the Valley Fever Institute's expansion plans a reality including; Kern Medical Center’s CEO Russell Judd, Dr. Royce Johnson, all of the dedicated staff at the Valley Fever Institute, Assembly members Vince Fong & Rudy Salas, the Valley Fever Americas Foundation, and many others. Bringing this $3 million to Kern County, and specifically Kern Medical Center’s Valley Fever Institute, is a big win in the Valley Fever fight. This investment will increase the institute’s capacity to treat patients and support Valley Fever research & outreach.
Following a decade long fight, bringing this investment home to Kern County is a dream come true for me personally. While any effort to defeat this disease is important, the $3 million for the Valley Fever Institute is one of my most important and proudest moments of my legislative career.