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First Responders Burn Fund

Support Valley Burn Survivors through the First Responders Burn Fund in honor of Capt. Pete Dern at Leon S. Peters Burn Center

Rabobank helps families of critically ill at Terry’s House

Terry’s House at Community Regional Medical Center just received some hefty help for operations with a $150,000 gift from Rabobank N.A. The home is entirely dependent upon private gifts and contributions.

The Rabobank Family Dining Area at Terry’s House was named in honor of the bank’s contribution.

Transformed rooms help kids heal

The walls have become a jungle – at least in the outpatient burn center at Community Regional Medical Center. Instead of stark, scary walls, the lobby and some rooms now sport colorful jungle animals, vineyards, a fire station, fish and other child-friendly scenes that put children at ease during painful procedures.


Pediatric burn room transformation

See the pediatric Outpatient Burn Center rooms at Community Regional Medical Center transform from stark and sterile to kid-friendly.

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Hospital system’s “community benefits:” $186 million

Community Medical Centers provided more than $186 million in uncompensated services and programs in fiscal year 2013-14, equivalent to nearly 16% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.

A leader in providing the gift of life

Community Regional is one of the top performing hospitals in the country in providing for organ donation. Community has participated in the organ donor program for more than two decades. Nationwide, more than 123,000 people are awaiting organ transplants, including 1,500 in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Improving care for burn patients also saves costs

A new temporary skin substitute is helping burn patients at Community Regional Medical Center to heal faster with less pain and return home more quickly. It’s also saving the hospital more than $531,000 annually as part of an ongoing program to reduce expenses while improving care.

A place of respite keeps families involved in patient care

Terry’s House is a temporary residence for families whose loved ones are critically ill or injured and receiving care at Community Regional Medical Center.

The 20-room house, across the street from the hospital in downtown Fresno, was built through and is entirely maintained by gifts from the community.

The power of a gift: Raven’s story

Stop, drop and roll’ saved 11-year-old Raven from having burns all over his body. Instead, when an outside fire pit flared up and caught his shorts on fire, the flames were smothered before burning his entire body.

“Even though he dropped and rolled, the flames were so big that it singed his hair on the back of his ear,” said Raven’s mom, Lupe De La Torre.


The power of a gift: Meet Raven

Help the Bush family assist pediatric burn survivors like 11-year-old Raven. He was rushed to the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional Medical Center after he got too close to his family's backyard fire pit and was burned when his clothes caught on fire.

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