Gifts Make a Difference

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 1:30pm

Ralph Garcia, a remarkable friend of Community, sadly left this world on December 20, 2015. But he left his community and his Community Medical Centers a better place because of his love and commitment for our mission and those we serve. I had the privilege of knowing and working with Ralph and would like to leave you all with one of my favorite memories of his giving spirit.


Gifts Make a Difference

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:34pm

“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.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:32am

I am always so impressed by the generosity of our community and its donor-investors. We received a $75,000 donation that will double its dollar value to help burn survivors at Community Regional Medical Center’s Leon S. Peters Burn Center thanks to longtime donor JP Lamborn and Hanford couple Dave and Anne Bush.


Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:02pm

My 7 year old is at the age where he loves playing sports, especially soccer. It’s so fun to see him active and having fun. But as a mom, I worry about him getting hurt while playing.

I see news reports where professional football players have life-altering health concerns because of concussions. I watched officials during the recent World Cup soccer championship playoffs allow a player with a concussion back on the field. News reports said later he couldn’t remember winning the game.


Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:16pm

Employees at Community have new opportunities to grow their careers thanks to the Jerry Cook family. More than 350 employees have taken advantage of leadership training and mentoring made available through a $500,000 gift from Community Medical Centers’ board member, Jerry Cook. The gift also brings nationally renowned thought leaders to Community twice a year to share ideas in a leadership lecture series.


Friday, July 11, 2014 - 4:07pm

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.