Gifts Make a Difference

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:16am

Rabobank just stepped up big time to help families of critically ill or injured by supporting Terry’s House at Community Regional. Six of their top Central California executives joined me, Craig Wagoner, Andrew Meade and Christa Short, director of Terry’s House, as we celebrated Rabobank’s major donor-investment of $150,000! This is the first ever contribution from Rabobank to Community, and it all started by introduction from a former board member to development officer, Katelyn Ashton.


Gifts Make a Difference

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:00pm

Family was always important to Dr. “Sam” Sathaporn Vathayanon who grew up on a military base in Thailand. So when he came to the United States for his medical education, and later to teach at a prestigious university, he swore he’d always treat his patients like they were related.

“Patients come first and that is what we are here for,” said Dr. Sam.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:37pm

Like so many families, Michael and Michelle Ward wanted to do something special for their son’s first birthday. Instead of gifts to open and bows to unwrap they asked their family and friends to donate to Community Regional Medical Centers Level III NICU – a service they were so grateful to have when they needed it most.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 3:40pm

Our good friends from Table Mountain Rancheria, were once again, building a float – and building American Pride – on Community Regional Medical Center’s campus.

Community Medical Foundation’s parking lot was the “base camp” for the Table Mountain members to build and assemble their traditional float for the 2014 Fresno Veterans Day Parade. This year’s parade honors the United States Coast Guard while giving special recognition to the Korean War veterans and their families.


Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:11pm

We lost our good friend and colleague, Dr. Kenny O’Brien this last weekend. He was one of a kind and will be lovingly missed as he was such an integral part of all of us at Community Medical Centers for so many years. His smiles, jokes and tootsie rolls were among his many gifts to us! He certainly touched so many people over the years as a physician, donor and a unique volunteer at Community Regional. He was one of our Pioneering Physicians – along with Drs. Woo, Lowe, Masten, Mau, Jing, Schiff, Sam, Wiens, and James. The greatest generation, right?


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 3:34pm

“I took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for a family member and my good friend Brian Laird who we lost to ALS in 2012. Before he died Brian and his family established a fund at Community Medical Centers called “The Laird’s Gift” that helps patients with ALS and other neurological disorders.  In honor of Brian, I directed my support for ALS to help patients here where I work.