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Nobody had a better reason to celebrate the opening of Terry's House than Yvonne Frear. She didn't know it, but it would be her home for the next eight months.
Sept. 11, 2001, promised to be an exciting day because I was starting production of a series of public service announcements for Community Medical Centers. Commuting via motorcycle, I had no radio to hear the news, so when I arrived at the helicopter pad to film a sunrise shot of an air ambulance landing; I was surprised to learn there was a hitch with the aircraft flying that day.
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
Take a tour of Terry's House through the eyes of its first resident Yvonne Frear whose husband was critically-injured patient at Community Regional Medical Center.Back to Videos
It was two months and two days to the date after she was pried out of a wrecked car that 16-year-old Shaela Warkentin walked out of the hospital. She couldn’t see her family’s joy, but she sure felt it.
“She’s adapting to home life – the knowledge she won’t see what we see – but she has a really good attitude,” said father, Ken Warkentin.
Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno houses the only Level 1 trauma services between Los Angeles and Sacramento – a 15,000 square-mile service area. For central California residents, it’s an assurance that the highest level of care is nearby should you or a loved one have a traumatic injury or illness.
Shaela Warkentin meets a four-legged friend during her recovery from a traumatic car accident.Back to Videos
Founded in 1974, our Emergency Medicine residency was one of the first programs in the country. It offers a four-year program (PGY 1-4) with eight residents per year, featuring a strong emphasis on clinical teaching and hands-on training.
For more information about the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, please visit the UCSF Fresno site.
Besides drawing patients from all over the region to its Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Community Regional Medical Center is also home to a joint replacement program, stroke program and Level 1 trauma center that have earned top marks in clinical quality from outside agencies.
While most hospitals have emergency departments that are always open, Community Regional Medical Center’s Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center is the only Level 1 trauma center in the 15,000 square-mile service area between Sacramento and Los Angeles.