Technology

InformationWeek names Community a top 500 technology innovator

Community Medical Centers made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of top technology innovators in the U.S. According to InformationWeek magazine, this year’s theme is digital business rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies.

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.

Hospital offers car charging stations for employees

Community Regional Medical Center is offering employees with electric cars a way to charge them at work to encourage employees to do their part to help clean the Valley’s air.

Fresno surgeon does first U.S. partial knee replacement assisted by NavioPFS robotic technology

A retired school librarian made history with her knee on Feb. 11, by undergoing the first partial knee replacement in the U.S. with NavioPFS™ orthopedic surgical technology.

Surgeons travel to Community Regional for daVinci robotic training

Seattle surgeon John Tschirhart flew into Fresno to observe Dr. Babak Eghbalieh remove a gall bladder via a tiny incision in the belly button using Community Regional Medical Center’s new dual console da Vinci® Si HD robotic system.

Robotic first at Clovis Community

Clovis Community Medical Center's first robotic surgery — a hysterectomy for patient Terri Garcia — was performed by surgeon Kelli Beingesser in the hospital's brand new, state-of-the-art surgical suite specifically designed to house the da Vinci® robot. This dedicated operating room is one of the hospital's inpatient operating suites which recently opened as part of the $300 million Clovis Community expansion.


da Vinci Hysterectomy

Surgeon Kelli Beingesser performed the first da Vinci Surgery at Clovis Community Medical Center -- a hysterectomy for patient Terri Garcia.

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Clovis Community opens new tower

Clovis Community Medical Center opened its five-story bed tower, marking a major milestone in an expansion and renovation project that will make it the only comprehensive hospital in the area with all-private rooms. Other major improvements now open include additional labor and delivery rooms, a Level 2 neonatal intensive care unit, state-of-the-art surgical suites, da Vinci® robotic technology, a new parking structure, a redesigned lobby and a new dining area.


da Vinci Gall Bladder

Having gall bladder surgery is now easier using the da Vinci® robotic technology at Community Regional Medical Center. Surgeons work through a tiny hole in the patient's belly button with everything done inside the abdomen -- meaning less pain, faster recovery and virtually no scar.

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New energy system helps clean air and save money

In move that will help clean the air and save money, Community Regional Medical Center is building a $30 million cogeneration plant to power its 58-acre downtown Fresno campus. The plant, due to be operational by the summer of 2013, uses natural gas to spin two giant turbines like jet engines to generate heat and electricity.