Trauma

Ten years and more than a million helped

Table Mountain Rancheria’s $10 million gift to Community Regional Medical Center’s trauma center more than a decade ago was more than an investment. It was a promise that has helped serve those in need – more than a million to date – in the hospital’s emergency department. At the time, the gift was the largest in the state and nation ever made to health care by a tribe.

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.


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Tony Hoffert's story

23-year-old Tony from Chino Hills was brought to Community Regional Medical Center via helicopter after a car accident on his way to YMCA camp. His parents stayed at Terry’s House while he recovered. Here's his story.

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Ladder Safety

'Tis the season for hanging holiday decorations, trimming landscaping for winter and changing batteries in your smoke alarms. And that means getting out the ladder. Falls from ladders are some of the major injuries seen in Community Regional Medical Center's Level 1 Trauma Center. Follow these safety tips to safely handle your winter wonderland.
 

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Step up for ladder safety

'Tis the season for hanging holiday decorations, trimming landscaping for winter and changing batteries in your smoke alarms. And that means getting out the ladder. Falls from ladders are some of the major injuries seen in Community Regional Medical Center's Level 1 Trauma Center. Follow these safety tips to safely handle your winter wonderland.


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Pedestrian Safety

A reminder to slow down and pay attention at all times, whether driver or pedestrian. Community Regional Medical Center is home to the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and participates in Safe Kids USA – a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury. Members of Safe Kids Central Valley received a grant from Safe Kids USA to bring enhanced crosswalk safety to some Fresno area elementary schools.

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Pedestrian Safety

Community Regional Medical Center is home to the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and participates in Safe Kids USA – a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury. Members of Safe Kids Central Valley received a grant from Safe Kids USA to bring enhanced traffic engineering to some Fresno area elementary schools. This video is a reminder to slow down and pay attention at all times, whether you are a driver or a pedestrian.

Top care for trauma injury

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. 


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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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Decide To Drive: Arrive Alive!

Community Regional Medical Center is home to the Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center – the only Level 1 trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. With May National Trauma Awareness Month, it's a time to educate and raise awareness of distracted driving and its devastating consequences.