Neurosurgery

Smittcamps Give $1 Million to Neurosciences

Community Medical Centers has received a $1 million gift from Robert E. Smittcamp and the Smittcamp Family Foundation to expand neuroscience services for the San Joaquin Valley. The gift is meant to help expand a vital service line not available elsewhere in the region.

Expert trauma care, neurosurgeons are ‘a blessing’ for teen

Ryan Gravelle looked like a casualty from a war movie when he knocked on friend’s door in the darkest hour before dawn. The 19-year-old’s face and forearms were bloody, his hair was matted with mud and blood. He was dazed and barely coherent. He had just walked half a mile from a car crash with a broken neck, multiple facial fractures, a huge gash on the back of his head and a potentially fatal hematoma swelling in his brain. 

Stroke Survivor Alan Collison

A devastating stroke sends Community Regional Medical Center trauma nurse Alan Collison back to his own hospital to receive lifesaving care at a moment's notice.

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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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Trauma: When life takes an unexpected turn

Community Regional Medical Center is one of only 13 Level 1 trauma centers in California. Injuries caused by falls comprise the largest number of the more than 2,600 trauma patients the hospital treated last fiscal year. Michael Turner was one of them.


Accident sends biker to higher level of care

When mountain biker Michael Turner came into the Valley's only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, physicians knew this was going to be a special case. Turner had a tree branch impaled through his neck — pressing on his carotid artery — that penetrated all the way into his skull. See how two ear, nose and throat surgeons used a military model to give Turner the best outcome from his injury.

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Alan's story

After being hit by a car, two-year-old Alan had a severed spine. He endured several surgeries at Community Regional Medical Center. After several months of rehabilitation, physical therapy and support, Alan is back to being a kid again.

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$100,000 from Wells Fargo helps four initiatives at Community Medical Centers

Wells Fargo & Company on July 28 announced a $100,000 grant to Community Medical Centers in support of initiatives at two of its acute hospitals in the Valley - Community Regional Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center.


Preparing for neurosurgery

A specially-trained nurse prepares patients for neurosurgery.

Healthcare Heroes episode # 1010.3.

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Encore achieves goal, sets sights on $1M for Dan Brown Legacy Fund

 

 

 

 

 

As soon as Community Medical Centers’ Encore philanthropic group celebrated reaching its goal of $250,000 for the Dan Brown Legacy Fund, they immediately raised the bar to $1 million.