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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.
When Dr. Andreé Kühnhardt wanted to further his surgical learning, his mentors at the suburban Madrid hospital in Spain where he practices recommended flying to Fresno to study under bariatric surgeon Kelvin Higa at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.
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.
The GetWell Network turns the television in patients’ rooms throughout Community Medical Centers' three hospitals into an entertainment and education portal where they can watch video education courses and view discharge instructions tailored just for them – in English or Spanish. Such technology shows patients and their families exactly what improvements they must achieve to be discharged and how to make sure healing continues at home, with videos on how to care for stitches and take their follow-up medication.
Outreach specialists at Community Regional Medical Center’s Community Connections program work to connect homeless in the Central Valley with the health services they so desperately need.Back to Videos
Accessing your health information just became easier with Community Medical Centers’ MyChart electronic health records designed to let patients access their information online.
While the average person may not realize the world-class expertise Dr. Kelvin Higa brings to his patients at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, those involved in the world of bariatric medicine see it very clearly.
Time lapse video of construction of the H. Marcus Radin Conference Center on the Clovis Community Medical Center campus.Back to Videos
In this educational video, Brenna Hughes, medical speech pathologist at Community Regional Medical Center is looking to build awareness about the negative effects of concussions from high impact sports.Back to Videos
Hospital chaplains are now being trained in the Central Valley through a collaboration of local hospitals, and faith and education groups seeking to serve the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families.