Nurse practitioner leaves hospital for fast-paced QuickCare

Annita Cline is Visalia Medical Clinic’s newest family nurse practitioner at QuickCare walk-in clinic

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VISALIA – Patients will be welcomed with a new face at Visalia Medical Clinic’s QuickCare walk-in clinic. Last week VMC announced Annita Cline, family nurse practitioner, is now seeing patients.

Annita Cline Family Nurse Practitioner

Annita Cline
Family Nurse Practitioner

Cline comes to VMC from Kaweah Delta Health Care District, where she served as a nurse practitioner hospitalist in an observation unit attached to the Emergency Department. Earlier, she served as a family nurse practitioner in Clovis and as a registered nurse in a level 1 trauma ICU in Fresno for 15 years.

“I like the fast-paced environment and the variety of a walk-in clinic like QuickCare, because it allows me to use my critical care assessment skills,” Cline noted.

Cline taught critical care nursing at Fresno City College as an adjunct clinical instructor. She instituted palliative (end of life) care training for critical care staff members as a trial program. That training is now mandatory. She holds a master’s of nursing – family practice degree; a bachelor’s degree in nursing; and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She has served as a Critical Care Registered Nurse Ambassador, helping registered nurses study for and secure the certification.

Visalia Medical Clinic, an affiliate of the Kaweah Delta Medical Foundation, offers the expertise of more than 50 providers. VMC also offers a lab and imaging including CT and MRI. The QuickCare walk-in clinic is located at 5400 W. Hillsdale, Visalia. Sequoia Prompt Care is located at 1110 S. Ben Maddox Way. Both clinics are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 739-2000 or visit www.vmchealth.com.

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