Gifts Make a Difference

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 5:07pm

In 1999, Ed and Sara Wilkins and their family spent days living in a conference room at then-University Medical Center, the area’s only Level 1 trauma center at the time. The space was close to Sam’s intensive care room – their son – just 27 and severely injured in a terrible traffic accident.

Miles from their home, the Wilkins wouldn’t leave the hospital in case something happened. Though Sam received the best care possible, after 30 plus days of fighting for his life, he lost his battle.


Gifts Make a Difference

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:21am

A pledge of $300,000 from Quiring General will help Community Regional Medical Center pay for needed surgical department renovations.


Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:33pm

We had an unprecedented visit from the Leon S. Peters Board last week.  Nearly all the members of the board spent three hours of their time touring Community Regional. Jan Paul and I co-hosted. The intent was to physically show them how their philanthropic dollars are making an impact and give them a glimpse of some things we are looking to do next. They were totally engaged and thoroughly impressed the entire time.


Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:13pm

I am excited to let you know that Clovis Community Medical Center’s Lymphedema Clinic was awarded a nearly $35,000 grant from Susan G. Komen Central Valley. This will help us provide lymphedema and related rehabilitation services to those battling breast cancer, who otherwise might not be able to afford the specialized care they need.

Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid causing swelling in the affected area, which can develop after breast surgery.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 8:33am

For more than a quarter of a century Community Medical Imagining (CMI) Radiology Group has supported Community Medical Centers and is one of only two physician groups in the region to reach the hospital system’s lifetime giving level of $1 million and become part of Community’s Leon S. Peters Society.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 1:22pm

Hard work, trust and honesty go a long way – and for the late Gar and Esther Tootelian, it was a way of life. To honor the couple’s generous spirit of giving and their commitment to agriculture, the Gar & Esther Tootelian Charitable Foundation was established in 2003.