Ambulatory Care/Clinics

Dialysis: Providing a life-saving service

A machine keeps Charles Lewis alive. For 12 hours each week – every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Lewis treks to Community Medical Centers’ outpatient dialysis center on the campus of Community Regional Medical Center where a hemodialysis dialysis machine filters toxins from his blood. Sometimes his treatments last as long as five hours.

“It’s like going to a part-time job.” Lewis said.

MyChart gives patients, physicians secure communications

Accessing your health information just became easier with Community Medical Centers’ MyChart electronic health records designed to let patients access their information online.

Trauma: When life takes an unexpected turn

Community Regional Medical Center is one of only 13 Level 1 trauma centers in California. Injuries caused by falls comprise the largest number of the more than 2,600 trauma patients the hospital treated last fiscal year. Michael Turner was one of them.

InformationWeek names Community a top 500 technology innovator

Community Medical Centers made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of top technology innovators in the U.S. According to InformationWeek magazine, this year’s theme is digital business rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies.

First 5 renews commitment to Community’s asthma program

First 5 Fresno County renewed its commitment to Valley asthma sufferers by giving more than $110,000 to Community Regional Medical Center’s asthma program. This is the fourth consecutive year First 5 will fund the hospital’s Early Childhood Asthma Program.

Top care for trauma injury

When mountain biker Michael Turner came into the Valley's only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, physicians knew this was going to be a special case. 


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Accident sends biker to higher level of care

When mountain biker Michael Turner came into the Valley's only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, physicians knew this was going to be a special case. Turner had a tree branch impaled through his neck — pressing on his carotid artery — that penetrated all the way into his skull. See how two ear, nose and throat surgeons used a military model to give Turner the best outcome from his injury.

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Giving a little extra at holiday time

Employees, volunteers and physicians are showing their holiday spirit by doing extra kind deeds for others during the holidays. It’s happening throughout the Community Medical Centers network and here are just a few examples found at Community Regional Medical Center.

Ambulatory Care Center gets LEED Certification

The Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. This is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Read more.

Jennifer Avila-Allen reported this story. She can be reached at MedWatchToday@CommunityMedical.org.

Historic moment as Community switches to electronic health records

Community Medical Centers implemented a state-of-the-art electronic medical record system starting Sept. 28, which is designed to enhance care and service to patients. Now there is one record for each patient in one electronic location, usable by all of those who provide medical care within the Community network.