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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

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:58pm

It’s that time of year - NICU Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25!

The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and our neonatal intensive care unit is once again getting ready to welcome hundreds of families from around the Central Valley, to reunite with the NICU team for fun, games, and fellowship. Last year, more than 300 people attended the first ever NICU Reunion and the projection for this year’s attendance is even higher, as word has spread, and excitement for this event builds!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:11pm

Join us in Celebrating Pastoral Care Week, October 19 – 25, 2014! Every year during the month of October, Pastoral Care Week is celebrated throughout the United States and other countries too. All types of institutions and individuals pause to acknowledge, express appreciation, and celebrate the emotional, spiritual and religious support provided by hundreds of dedicated spiritual care providers. These may be Pastors, Ministers, Priests, Rabbis, Imams, and Chaplains.


Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:45pm

"Spiritual Well-Being, Nourishing the well-spring" is the theme of the nation-wide Pastoral Care week, October 20-24. It could hardly be more a more appropriate theme for those of us who live in the drought stricken Central Valley of California. We see thirsty plants and trees around us and read in the paper of neighbors whose wells are drying up.


Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:09pm

Food Day is a nationwide movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. And for the love of your health, Community Medical Centers will celebrate Food Day, Oct. 24, with special events at all three of our hospitals. Employees, be sure to check out the Food Day intranet page on the Forum to participate in various online activities beginning Oct. 20 for a chance to win a box of fresh produce. 

In addition, there’s more information and cool quizzes on the Food Day website at www.FoodDay.org.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 3:24pm

Working over four decades as a nurse, I’ve been privileged to work in different roles.  As direct care nurse in Med Surg, Oncology and ICU, I was able to provide comfort and care to patients and their families at one of the most stressful time in their lives. As Community’s Chief Nurse, I love hosting the nursing scholarship awards ceremony each year and reading the essays from Community Medical Centers’ current and future nurses.