Trauma

Healing happens within a community

When Visalia resident Arthur Villareal was hit on his motorcycle, his wife Karen knew he needed to go to where she once worked as a nurse – Community Regional Medical Center’s Level 1 trauma center to receive top care. What she didn’t know, being so far from home, was the care she would also find for herself at Terry’s House.

Giving new urgency to emergency care

California’s hospitals report nearly 13 million emergency department patient encounters a year. With the number of hospitals with emergency care decreasing statewide from 365 to 330 since 2000, and the number of patients increasing by 35% during the same time period, those seeking care can experience long waits. Community is working in a number of ways to expedite treatment – especially at its busiest hospital, Community Regional Medical Center.


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Triathlete Triumphs Over Head Trauma

During the Bass Lake Triathlon in 2013, Tammy Sears took a sharp turn with her bike and slammed into the pavement. Lucky for her, one of the riders right behind her was Scott Browar, a nurse from Clovis Community Medical Center who was able to help stabilize her spine until an ambulance arrived to take her to the Level 1 trauma center in Fresno, Community Regional Medical Center.

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A place of respite keeps families involved in patient care

Terry’s House is a temporary residence for families whose loved ones are critically ill or injured and receiving care at Community Regional Medical Center.

The 20-room house, across the street from the hospital in downtown Fresno, was built through and is entirely maintained by gifts from the community.


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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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Love gets help from Peters Host Family Program

When Charles Love came to Fresno, it wasn’t for recreation – instead he raced here from Indiana after receiving a phone call from Community Regional Medical Center saying his son Badili had been in an accident and was in intensive care.

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.

Play-lady eases children’s fear in hospital

A hospital can be a frightening place – especially if you’re a child and you don’t know what to expect. Community Regional Medical Center has a new Child Life program that helps children and their families in the hospital coping with what could be a very traumatic experience.


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Kinser Coelho's story

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.

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