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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:21pm

After hernia surgery, I knew I needed to walk, as painful as it was. I reached the nurses station, thirsty, sucking air but with a satisfied smile. One of the two talking heads at the counter looked down at me. “This is a private conversation. Get back to bed. Now.” Memory No. 1, intimidation.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:40pm

What do you get when you mix worms, Halloween snacks, water and food samples all together? Food Day!  This year, Community Medical Center’s Food Day will be celebrated on Thursday, October 22nd at our three big hospitals – Clovis Community Medical Center, Community Regional Medical Center, and at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 2:33pm

We lost a good man last week, my step-father Earle Dix, the man who guided me into my current projects management job with Community and the man who literally helped build much of the Community Regional Medical Center campus that sees 110,600 ER visits and more than 35,000 patient admissions a year. He was 78, and although dementia was setting in this last year, he could still discuss details about the buildings of Community Regional.

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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:03am

I work as a case manager for the Valley’s largest and busiest hospital. Most days I never know what I may be called to arrange for a patient or how creative I may have to be to help their healing journey. As we start National Case Management Week – Oct. 11-17 – I wanted to share a patient story that will always stay with me as a reminder of how we case managers make a difference. 

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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 9:31am

I have long been a champion of one of our true pioneers, Joy Guthrie, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, who is in charge of our sonographay program at Community Regional Medical Center. It is due to her efforts that we have a hospital-based training program for sonographers that’s like no other in the entire nation.