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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:11pm

Community Regional Medical Center’s chief medical innovation officer has been invited to speak about our “patient flow command center” at a national conference for healthcare clinicians and hospital administrators. Mark Kestner, M.D., MBA, is Community’s first innovation officer and his role is to help our 641-bed, Level 1 trauma center and teaching hospital quickly adopt clinical best practices and respond more nimbly to changes in healthcare under the Accountable Care Act.


Employee News and Views

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 5:17pm

Sometimes as health care workers we can feel like we are body surfing in the ocean during a storm. The waves keep coming, there is not time to catch our breath before the next one is here, crashing all around us. There isn't time to regroup, we have to keep going, so we do.


Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 2:21pm

Sometimes, adrenalin is a gift. When human beings lived in prehistoric times, the ability to fight or flee was needed because we lived so close to wild animals. Today's world still has situations when immediate energy for emergencies is needed. But too often, we live in a state of continual adrenalin surge which leads to a whole other set of issues! We don't need to live this way.


Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:48pm

Helen McNary, RN, MSN, was recognized at the 36th Annual Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) Conference in February in Monterey.This year’s conference, “Oceans of Opportunity: The Next Wave of Nursing Leadership.” A major highlight at the conference is an annual poster session and showcase. This focuses on advances and the best possible practices in leadership, patient care, quality, and nursing practice excellence.


Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:56pm

Hi, my name is Julie Bowen and I’m addicted to helping children. Yes, I said it – but I am not ashamed! It’s just the way I was wired and my love for children started as early as 10 years old when I began babysitting and dreaming of becoming a nurturing mom myself someday.


Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:46pm

"Kindness" - the word itself has a lovely feel, a sense of both gentleness and strength. We are often told to be kind to others which is wonderful advice. There is a bumper sticker "Human Kind. Be Both". Yes.