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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.
Representatives from James G. Parker Insurance and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company presented a check for $12,087 to Sandra Yovino, director of burn services at the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno.
Fresno Fire Department Fundraising Saves Two of Their OwnBack to Videos
At 25 years old Rob Villa awoke to flames engulfing his home and burning more than 85% of his body. See how this survivor’s determination allowed him to fight back in his ongoing recovery at the Leon S. Peters Burn Center.Back to Videos
Meet an Arvin family who stuck together after a house fire left their father and two young sons critically burned. Find out how they triumphed over the physical and psychological challenges of their serious burns.Back to Videos