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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.
Accessing your health information just became easier with Community Medical Centers’ MyChart electronic health records designed to let patients access their information online.
Community Connections Program in partnership with Humana makes a difference
Yolanda Rodriguez, 46, had been in and out of Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department several times a month for a year. She had poorly managed diabetes made worse by mental health issues and living on the streets.
When it comes to heroes, there’s not a day that goes by you couldn’t walk into any one of Community Medical Centers’ facilities and point one out. And two have been specially recognized by Fresno’s Heroes in HealthCare Awards for their heroic efforts.
Humana Inc. gave $200,000 to Community Regional Medical Center's Community Connections program.
Kasey Kure, 33, used to visit Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department about once a week because of seizures and other medical problems. He lived occasionally on friends’ couches, but mostly on the street or in a shelter and he didn’t have a regular doctor or money to pay for medication – until he met Xochitl Valenzuela, an outreach specialist with the hospital’s Community Connections program.
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.
Medical Imaging/Radiology & Lab – We house the region's first 128-Slice CT scanner which performs detailed cardiac imaging of a beating heart, reducing the need for heart-slowing beta-blocker drugs and offering the lowest possible radiation exposure and twice as fast heart images. This state-of-the-art CT scanner includes the widest bore and highest weight limit for the table to better accommodate our bariatric patients.
When Tracy Jolly went to Clovis Community Medical Center’s emergency department in April 2008, she thought she just had a bad case of the flu. What she didn’t know was a deadly disease – Toxic Shock Syndrome – would leave her fighting for her life over the next few months.
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.