Our Team


Kern Medical


KMSC is wholly owned by Kern Medical, a public, 222 bed hospital that offers primary care and specialty clinics, and a large body of highly skilled doctors, nurses, technicians and other health-care providers. 

As the area's only trauma center and teaching hospital Kern Medical is committed to providing the highest level of care in the community. 


Administrator/Director of Nursing

Dawn Acosta leads the day-to-day activity at KMSC and has nearly a decade of experience in surgery center leadership. 

Having grown up in Bakersfield, Dawn is proud of her community and is well respected by KMSC physicians and her peers. 

She continues to expand her knowledge by attending conferences and courses and her professional approach and clinical expertise ensures KMSC patients the best experience and outcomes.


Our Clinical Team

KMSC hand selected its administrative, clinical and technical staff to provide the highest standard of care in the community. The team at KMSC is dedicated to ensuring the satisfaction and safety of patients, loved ones and care providers.