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Being badly burned is forever life-changing. And sadly, most of those who suffer burn injures in the Central Valley are children or young adults. In 2013, almost 60% of burn outpatients at Community Regional Medical Center were under the age of 25.
A hospital can be a frightening place – especially if you’re a child and you don’t know what to expect. Community Regional Medical Center has a new Child Life program that helps children and their families in the hospital coping with what could be a very traumatic experience.
The Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional Medical Center received a $10,000 gift from the California Fireman’s Muster Association just in time for the holidays.
Santa arrived on a fire truck at noon on Dec. 10 at the Clovis Rodeo Hall to deliver gifts to young burn survivors from Community Regional Medical Center’s Leon S. Peters Burn Center during its annual holiday party.
Melvin Bell’s life nearly came to an end when he and two friends were in a car accident in Chowchilla. Pulled from the wreckage – with burns over 70% of his body – he was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center where the Leon S. Peters Burn Center Team worked around the clock to save his life.Back to Videos
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is used to treat burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, trauma injuries, infections, amputations and complications from cancer and diabetes. Developed in the 1940s, the technology was originally used to treat deep sea divers who suffered from decompression sickness.
Community Regional Medical Center’s 56,000-square-foot emergency department is about the size of a football field. It is one of the largest and busiest in the state of California. The emergency department is housed in the state-of-the-art Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center.
We have the only comprehensive round-the-clock, fully staffed burn center between Bakersfield and Sacramento.
Patients are treated by a medical team specially trained to care for adults and children with burn injuries. In 2010 alone, the burn center performed more than 11,000 burn procedures and nearly half of those treated were children.
Alice A. Peters, a longtime and generous donor-investor in Community Medical Centers, passed away on Jan. 24 at the age of 97.