Cardiology

Giving new urgency to emergency care

California’s hospitals report nearly 13 million emergency department patient encounters a year. With the number of hospitals with emergency care decreasing statewide from 365 to 330 since 2000, and the number of patients increasing by 35% during the same time period, those seeking care can experience long waits. Community is working in a number of ways to expedite treatment – especially at its busiest hospital, Community Regional Medical Center.

No mouth-to-mouth needed. Compression only saves lives.

The Bee Gee’s 1977 disco beat “Stayin’ Alive” can help do just that when health educators teach a new way to save a life. Community Medical Centers is teaming up with American Ambulance to spread the word about how to respond if you see someone who has suddenly collapsed: Call 9-1-1, then lock your elbows and press down hard and fast in the middle of the collapsed person’s chest, and hum “Stayin’ Alive.” The iconic disco tune bops along at 100 beats a minute, the perfect rhythm for compression-only CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.)

Training program among two in U.S. accredited in pediatric cardiac sonography

Community Regional Medical Center's sonography school has joined the only other program in the United States with accreditation to teach all four learning concentrations – General Sonography, Adult Cardiac Echo, Pediatric Cardiac Echo and Vascular Sonography. Even programs teaching ultrasound techniques at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins do not have pediatric cardiac echo approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Fresno Heart & Surgical earns second recognition for top intensive care

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s cardiovascular staff has earned honors for a second time as one of the top intensive care units in the country. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recognized exceptional care at the hospital with a silver Beacon Award of Excellence.


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Worthy of Your Heart

You wouldn’t give your heart to just anyone, something this critical deserves the highest level of care. Communality Regional Medical Center is worthy of your heart.

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National cardiac society awards Fresno Heart & Surgical top ranking

Recognized nationally as a top facility for patient satisfaction and high quality outcomes, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was recently awarded a 3-star rating for coronary artery bypass graft with aortic valve replacement from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Community’s diagnostic medical sonography program reaches milestone

Community Regional Medical Center’s diagnostic medical sonography program is now one of three in California with dual accreditation in cardiac and general sonography and one of the few hospital based programs offering all classes and clinical experience on site. The 18-month-old program recently received approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.

Clovis cath lab tops hospitals in state study

After more than a year of studying the safety and effectiveness of elective angioplasties in hospitals without open heart surgery, Clovis Community Medical Center is seeing some amazing and comforting results.

Depression and your health

Your mind and body are intimately connected, and your overall health depends on both of them working well. This is most evident in depression: Research shows that people who suffer from clinical depression face a higher risk for contracting certain illnesses, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

New test for patients at Fresno Heart & Surgical

It’s not common knowledge, but when it comes to surgery, knowing your blood volume could be critical. Until recently there hasn’t been a quick or easy way to measure blood volumes right before surgery.