Neonatal Intensive Care

Triplets at Community Regional heard around the world

Dr. Steve Elliott, a neonatologist in Community Regional Medical Center’s Level 3 NICU talks about the multiple multiples – the five sets of triplets born at Community Regional (the fifth just days away from being born.)

Making a Big Difference for Tiny Hearts

What started as a normal afternoon check-up ended in a Cinco de Mayo to remember for new mother Reyna Donate as she gave birth to daughter Camila Fernandez at Clovis Community Medical Center nine weeks early.

Neonatal Intensive Care

Welcome to Clovis Community’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It’s our goal to provide outstanding evidence-based, multidisciplinary care in a compassionate and family-centered environment where parents are encouraged to be active partners in the care of their infants. We understand that having a baby in the NICU can be a stressful time for families. Rest assured, our specially trained nurses are here to answer your questions, offer support or just to talk. Here are some important facts about our NICU:


2015 Mother of the Year

A big surprise for Kristine Robinson, R.N. at Community Regional Medical Center where she cares for the tiniest patients in the NICU. Congratulations for being named "2015 Mother of the Year" by the Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

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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.

Bundles of joy for dairy family and NICU

Kelsey Leyendekker never wanted to be anything but a neonatal intensive care (NICU) nurse taking care of the tiniest, most fragile newborns. She felt blessed to get into neonatologist Krishna Rajani’s “NICU University” at Community Regional Medical Center right after nursing school and receive financial help for the new graduates’ training from Community. And then Leyendekker was hired into her dream job at the hospital’s 84-bed NICU.

Healing happens within a community

When Visalia resident Arthur Villareal was hit on his motorcycle, his wife Karen knew he needed to go to where she once worked as a nurse – Community Regional Medical Center’s Level 1 trauma center to receive top care. What she didn’t know, being so far from home, was the care she would also find for herself at Terry’s House.

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.

Community Regional: Destination for high-risk mothers and babies

Brianna Hafen was 29 weeks into her pregnancy and vacationing five hours from her Valley home when her water broke unexpectedly. Through Community Regional Medical Center’s maternal transport program she was able to return home to receive comprehensive care for both her and her unborn baby.

Community Regional experts train honored Afghanistan NICU director

The nursing director of Afghanistan’s first neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) came to Community Regional Medical Center to learn from experts about how to improve care for his tiniest patients. And in turn he shared his experiences caring for fragile newborns with little access to technology.