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Community’s Sustainability Team find new ways to reduce waste

As part of the national Healthier Hospitals Initiative, Community Medical Centers’ leaders have committed to raising awareness of the connections between negative impacts on environment and public health. The national collaborative of hospitals shares best practices on sustainability, energy-savings, safer chemicals, smarter purchasing and healthier food options.

CEO Joslin urges Congress to revise funding for physician training

Today Community Medical Centers’ CEO Tim Joslin testified at the House Ways and Means Committee’s rural healthcare hearing in Washington, D.C., where he urged Congress to revise its process for funding graduate medical education.

Advanced Cardiac Sonography Program first of its kind in U.S.

Anyone who knows Community Regional Medical Center’s Joy Guthrie PhD, ACS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT and assistant professor of medicine at UCSF-Fresno (Echocardiography), knows she’s a “go-getter”.  So it won’t surprise most to know that she had a hand in creating a new program that’s a first of its kind in the nation – all based downtown at Community Regional. 

Community Regional sponsors Power Line Safety at Kids Safe May Day

The 10th annual May Day Safety Fair sponsored by the Kids Safe Coalition of Central California was an education day at Chukchansi Park baseball stadium where first-graders from local schools had the opportunity to receive valuable information on how to be safe. Community's Leon S. Peters Burn Center partnered with PG&E to present how to be safe around power lines.

Community Regional Medical Center Administrative Fellowship Program

For our organization to be successful, we need strong and talented leadership at every level. Our administrative fellowship program attracts the best and brightest from healthcare leadership programs around the country, helps them develop and prepares them for leadership opportunities. 

Bringing big-city medical specialists and research to the Valley

The Central San Joaquin Valley has one of the lowest physician-per-capita ratios in California, and changes in healthcare are making it harder for people to find a doctor here. Community Medical Centers’ 40-year partnership with the University of California, San Francisco – rated among the top five best medical schools in the nation – educates more than 300 physicians a year in Community’s hospitals.

Keeping the best people takes investment

Community Medical Centers provides its employees with numerous educational opportunities to grow their careers in the Valley. Last year the healthcare network invested more than $18.5 million in educational reimbursements, professional certifications and clinical education’ and advanced leadership training.

Hands-on nurses training cultivates cream of crop

As part of efforts to find the best nurses, Community Medical Centers teamed up with West Hills College Lemoore on an innovative program to train new nurses – providing for all the students’ clinical rotations and nurse externships in all of Community’s hospitals. Students are mentored by seasoned nurses, working side-by-side with them providing direct patient care in a variety of clinical settings, including pediatric, burn and psychiatric care.


Measles 411

Dr. Gregory Hendey, UCSF Professor and Chief of Emergency Medicine gives information about measles — the signs, symptoms, history, the importance of immunization and what you should do if you think you have the virus.

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Community and UCSF partner to expand Valley access to pediatric care

Community Medical Centers and University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center (UCSF) have signed a formal Letter of Intent to significantly expand pediatric specialty care and the pediatric medical education program at Community hospitals and clinics.