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

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:21am

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


Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:33pm

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 - 1:13pm

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 - 7:33am

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 - 12:22pm

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.