Center of Excellence

Community Regional Medical Center is the most comprehensive neuroscience institute in central California. Partnering with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program and private physicians we offer the highest level of neurological care in the region. We are the first and only hospital in central California to receive a “Center of Excellence” designation in neuroscience and the only hospital to offer continuous neurological and neurosurgical coverage to meet the needs of our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Technology

Our neurosciences center of excellence is home to not only some of the best physicians in the field, but also some of the most advanced equipment in the world.

Thanks to this technology, our neurosurgeons are able to treat conditions that were once deemed inoperable. Many surgeries that once required major incisions and lengthy recovery times can now be performed through a variety of minimally invasive instruments. The equipment is accurate to the millimeter, giving doctors instant data during some of the most complicated procedures.

Stroke Program

Community Regional Medical Center was the first hospital in the Valley to be certified as a primary stroke center, earning the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission. This certification reflects the commitment to front-line stroke care in central California, and is critical because it means patients can count on Community Regional to deliver the highest level of stroke care across the continuum of care. In addition, a committed team of highly competent staff lead efforts in achieving and maintaining this unique designation.


As the Valley’s only neuroscience “Center of Excellence,” we have a neurology program that offers prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment for a wide-range of neurological disorders like:


Community Regional offers one of the most advanced neuroscience centers in the state at the Central California Neuroscience Institute at Community Regional Medical Center. As a training site for the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program in affiliation with UCSF School of Medicine, the center has earned "Center of Excellence" status. Thanks to a team of expert medical professionals with the latest technologies in the field, the neurosciences team is able to effectively treat a wide range of neurological, spinal and nervous system disorders.

Dan Brown Legacy Fund

Dan Brown Legacy Fund 
The Dan Brown Legacy Fund was born in the hearts of former Fresno State head football coach Pat Hill and the family of the late Bulldog defensive coordinator Dan Brown. The fund was established to honor Dan’s fight against brain cancer and to help support the work of the Central California Neuroscience Institute at Community Regional Medical Center.


Community Regional Medical Center’s Central California Neuroscience Institute is proud to offer one of the most advanced neurosciences institutes in the state. A training site for the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, the center also has earned "Center of Excellence" status.

Rocker Eddie Money Visits Community Regional

Patients at Community Regional Medical Center felt like they had “two tickets to paradise” when singer, Eddie Money visited the 9th floor neuroscience unit and 6th floor Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center at the downtown hospital before his Dec. 2 concert at the Tower Theatre in Fresno. A portion of the proceeds from Money's acoustic "Very Special Christmas Show," benefited the Dan Brown Legacy Fund.

Community doctors among 2010’s Top 10 Professional Women

Dr. Tanya Warwick (far left), medical director of Community Regional Medical Center’s Stroke Center, and Dr. Joan Voris, associate dean of UCSF Fresno Medical Education program, were among those honored Oct. 21 by the Marjaree Mason Center at its annual Top Ten Professional Women awards ceremony.

Former Fresno State footballer gives generously to Dan Brown Legacy Fund

Brian Panish sees himself as a champion for the underdog, as the guy who will help even the playing field for those in need. The southern California attorney took on that role first in the 1970s playing defense on the Fresno State football team, then later fighting in the courtroom for victims of personal injury and product liability cases, and most recently by helping those in the Fresno area afflicted with brain, spine and nerve damage or disease.