Obstetrics

Nurturing moms, nourishing babies for a healthier start

The World Health Organization has determined that breastfeeding provides immediate benefits for children and their mothers, and contributes to a lifetime of better health. Adolescents and adults who were breastfed as babies were less likely to be overweight or obese, or experience Type-2 diabetes, and they’ve been shown to perform better in intelligence tests. Women who nursed their babies reduced their own risks for ovarian and breast cancer.

Couple grateful for health careers give back

Grateful for their healthcare careers that supported them over the years, Carl and Lulu Mitchell decided it was time to give back to Community Medical Centers. Through their foundation the Mitchells made a $1 million gift to Women’s and Children’s Services at Clovis Community Medical Center where Lulu worked as a registered nurse for years.

Helping expectant moms cope with diabetes

Typically, when one thinks of pregnancy, babies, booties and bassinets come to mind, but for Jonah Yap-De Jesus at 34-weeks along, so do glucose monitors, test strips and insulin.

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.


Building Something Bigger than a Hospital

This TV ad celebrates the completion of the $300 million investment Community Medical Centers had made at Clovis Community Medical Center and the great things can be accomplished now that the new facilities are in the hands of those who care.

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Clovis Community multi-million expansion nears completion

The last milestones of Clovis Community Medical Center’s $300 million-plus expansion project unfolded this spring, leaving just a few final touches for the project’s culmination this fall.


Ultimate People: Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas, OB/GYN, is one of Community Medical Foundation's Ultimate People of 2013.

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Clovis guild tops $1 million mark with new pledge

The Clovis Community Medical Center Guild delivered a huge surprise to the hospital’s baby nursery in June – a $250,000 pledge that will benefit the more than 3,400 babies born there each year. Guild president Joyce Morrelli announced the gift after the group's June board meeting.

Oakhurst urgent care invests in ultrasound technology

Community Medical Center-Oakhurst has added diagnostic ultrasound to its services for the mountain communities near Yosemite National Park. The urgent care center, open seven days a week, now has the latest in ultrasound technology and an experienced sonographer available by appointment.

Terry’s House turns two

Just two years ago in January, Terry’s House opened its doors to families with critically ill or injured loved ones at Community Regional Medical Center … it has been brimming ever since with guests who have found respite and relief.