Advancing Clinical Quality

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.

Donors are ‘HeROs’ too

Born weighing 1 lb. 12 oz., Ava Elizabeth Powell needed more than just the heroic actions of doctors and nurses at Community Regional Medical Center’s Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit to survive. She needed the constant and specialized monitoring of a HeRO.

Bundles of joy for dairy family and NICU

Kelsey Leyendekker never wanted to be anything but a neonatal intensive care (NICU) nurse taking care of the tiniest, most fragile newborns. She felt blessed to get into neonatologist Krishna Rajani’s “NICU University” at Community Regional Medical Center right after nursing school and receive financial help for the new graduates’ training from Community. And then Leyendekker was hired into her dream job at the hospital’s 84-bed NICU.

Community earns ‘Top Performer’ status from leading national accreditor

Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital have been recognized as 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission – the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Clovis Community and Fresno Heart & Surgical are two of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

Sharing bariatric expertise internationally

When Dr. Andreé Kühnhardt wanted to further his surgical learning, his mentors at the suburban Madrid hospital in Spain where he practices recommended flying to Fresno to study under bariatric surgeon Kelvin Higa at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.