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Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern made his way from Community Regional Medical Center amid an outpouring of appreciation and support from family, friends, and row and rows of firefighters. Dern was rushed to the Leon S. Peters Burn Center after he was injured falling through the roof of a burning house in March. Burned over 70 percent of his body, he spent 165 days at Community Regional. He thanked his care team, fellow firefighters, the community and nation for their support.
Several times a year the Leon S. Peters Burn Center leaders train with other hospitals on how to handle a disaster with multiple victims, so when word came that 14 people had been injured in a gas line explosion in Fresno staff began alerting surgeons, calling in more nurses and looking for extra beds in the hospital.
If it wasn’t a broken bone or a sprained ankle, athletes were often encouraged to “shake it off” or “tough it out” and get back in the game. But that’s not the approach at Community Regional Medical Center where health professionals have partnered with others in the community to create a Concussion Consortium. Its goal: to educate local pediatricians and youth sports coaches about the signs and dangers of concussions – especially on developing brains.
Allen Prahl, physical therapist with Community Regional Medical Center, practices using the Ekso GT during a demonstration at the hospital. This technology helps people with lower extremity paralysis or hemiparesis due to neurological disorders such as a stroke or spinal cord injury walk.Back to Videos
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.Back to Videos
Kinser Coelho's amazing recovery from a traumatic car accident that sent him to the only Level 1 trauma center from Los Angeles to Sacramento at Community Regional Medical Center.Back to Videos
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.
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.Back to Videos
Janice Kashimba watched in shocked disbelief as her 32-year-old daughter Tracey Kashimba took a few steps on her own for the first time in her life. Tracey was leaning on a walker, but she was taking these first steps by herself and grinning ear to ear with delight. Janice immediately called her husband and family to notify them of the exciting news.
In the recovery room you will gradually wake up, and you may feel groggy from the anesthesia. You may hear your nurse telling you surgery is over.