Employee News and Views

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 3:03pm

Community’s employees long committed to our mission of “improving the health of our community” have taken that goal far beyond our hospitals’ walls to work on ways to also improve the health of the environment – which in turn helps us all be healthier. On their own, a group of like-minded, passionate employees formed a Green Team at Community Regional Medical Center, created an organic urban garden out of an unused patio at the hospital, pushed for more recycling in the hospital, and started an annual Earth Day education event to spread their green message.


Employee News and Views

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:25am

By Judy Champaign, M.D., Diagnostic Radiologist
If you’re a woman or a physician who treats woman, you should be aware that starting April 1, California joins Connecticut, Virginia, Texas and New York states with a new breast density notification law.  A two paragraph statement will be included in the results letter a patient receives if dense breast tissue is reported by the interpreting radiologist on her mammogram.   It will explain that breast density may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer and that it makes mammograms harder to read. 


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:30am

Motion is manifested in everything within our Universe and nothing is ever really at rest. Everything moves, vibrates and circles – constantly like the way our lives seem to be busy-on-the-go, cram another thing into today’s vivacious schedule and try not to run in too many circles to finish the crazy race-of-the-day. 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 2:56pm

All of us function in a highly regulated environment and there are many crucial accreditations and inspections throughout Community. For the clinical labs and pathology services, that means the College of American Pathologists (CAP).    Every two years, CAP inspectors arrive (unannounced) at the Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital labs and spend several days.  They are armed with a list of many hundreds of Standards against which to measure our operations.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:35am

While we're treating patients, we're also documenting and researching safer, better ways to deliver medicine. Last month, our Community Regional Medical Center multidisciplinary team shared the results of this research on posters presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's  Annual Congress conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 5:26pm

It’s always great when organizations outside of our own recognize our accomplished staff. Recently Patricia Kuzmiak, RNC-NIC, CCRN, CRNI, was awarded “Top Nurse in California” honors by the International Nurses Association for her demonstrated achievement and leadership in the field of neonatal nursing and vascular access and she’s been qualified for inclusion in that group’s 2012 Edition of “Worldwide Leadership in Healthcare.” Way to go Patricia!