Advancing Clinical Quality

Fresno Heart & Surgical earns top quality ratings again

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was once again awarded a 3-star rating for open heart surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Think FAST.

Local interior design company owner Kay Garabedian got lucky the evening a large clot lodged in her brain. Lucky her good friend and business partner was there and knew the signs of a stroke. Lucky she got to a hospital right away. And lucky that first hospital sent her to Community Regional Medical Center, which had the expertise and technology to remove the clot from her brain.

Advanced Cardiac Sonography Program first of its kind in U.S.

Anyone who knows Community Regional Medical Center’s Joy Guthrie PhD, ACS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT and assistant professor of medicine at UCSF-Fresno (Echocardiography), knows she’s a “go-getter”.  So it won’t surprise most to know that she had a hand in creating a new program that’s a first of its kind in the nation – all based downtown at Community Regional. 

Triplets at Community Regional heard around the world

Dr. Steve Elliott, a neonatologist in Community Regional Medical Center’s Level 3 NICU talks about the multiple multiples – the five sets of triplets born at Community Regional (the fifth just days away from being born.)

Making a Big Difference for Tiny Hearts

What started as a normal afternoon check-up ended in a Cinco de Mayo to remember for new mother Reyna Donate as she gave birth to daughter Camila Fernandez at Clovis Community Medical Center nine weeks early.

Leon S. Peters Burn Center proves Capabilities and Expertise

Several times a year the Leon S. Peters Burn Center leaders train with other hospitals on how to handle a disaster with multiple victims, so when word came that 14 people had been injured in a gas line explosion in Fresno staff began alerting surgeons, calling in more nurses and looking for extra beds in the hospital.

Speedier discovery spurs better outcomes with lung cancer

At one time Gordon Carlson’s lung cancer diagnosis would’ve given him an iffy future. But as soon as something abnormal was detected on an x-ray of his lungs he was referred to the Lung Nodule Program at Community Regional. He’s now in remission and back to work as a corporate trainer and enjoying his family and getting outdoors again.

Q&A with Dr. Uma Swamy on new prone breast radiation treatment

Uma Swamy, M.D., a board-certified radiation oncologist is pioneering new treatment for breast cancer patients in Fresno. She explains the benefits of prone breast radiation, now being provided at the California Cancer Center, a facility of Community Medical Centers.

Treating the whole person in fighting cancer

For 14 years Sandra Miller and her good friend Janet Tanaka have been regulars at the Wednesday morning cancer support group at California Cancer Center. The two breast cancer survivors trained to help others through the ordeal they endured since they know just how important this kind of emotional support was to their own healing.

Community and UCSF partner to expand Valley access to pediatric care

Community Medical Centers and University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center (UCSF) have signed a formal Letter of Intent to significantly expand pediatric specialty care and the pediatric medical education program at Community hospitals and clinics.