I had the privilege of attending the Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner meeting on Feb. 11 to see one of our Community board members, Jerry Cook, present the Einar Cook Leadership Award to Craig Castro, CEO of Clovis Community Medical Center.
The spirit of the holidays filled the neuroscience inpatient unit at Community Regional Medical Center as the Encore volunteer group of young professionals paraded the halls with holiday cheer delivering gifts talking with patients and their families. The families and staff were overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity of this young group.
Carl and Barbara Ueland were having a nice evening with friends at a dinner at the Fresno Convention Center, and then in an instant everything changed. While they were walking to the car, Barbara had a heart attack. Carl put her in the car and drove quickly to Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department. Security guard Aaron Clark helped get her inside. Once there, the care team couldn’t find Barbara’s pulse. They called a Code Blue. The team started working on her with paddles.
I just concluded a great meeting with a local employer who wants me to help form a partnership with Community Medical Foundation and work with their employee population to make regular contributions to the Medical Center. What a GREAT example of corporate citizenship! Not only are we talking about their employee population contributing via payroll deduction, but the company will then match every dollar 2-1! So, if their employee gives $1.00, Community Medical Centers receives $3.00. It is VERY cool and super generous. This is awesome and renews my belief that n