Education

Hospital system’s “community benefits:” $186 million

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.

Sharing bariatric expertise internationally

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.

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.

Interactive TVs engage patients in their healing

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.


Community Connections

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.

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MyChart gives patients, physicians secure communications

Accessing your health information just became easier with Community Medical Centers’ MyChart electronic health records designed to let patients access their information online.

Bariatric surgery Q&A with Dr. Kelvin Higa

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.


H. Marcus Radin Conference Center

Time lapse video of construction of the H. Marcus Radin Conference Center on the Clovis Community Medical Center campus.

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Concussion Awareness

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.

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Educating more chaplains for Valley hospitals

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.