Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 12:19pm

Mary Contreras has taken care of thousands of patients in her 35 years of nursing. As a young candy striper at Los Banos Memorial Hospital and a member of the Future Nurses Club of America, with the support of her mentors, Contreras is an example of a nurse who truly “worked her way up” in the health care field.

Today, Contreras is the chief nursing officer for the entire Community Medical Centers health care network – an undertaking showing what a nurse can do throughout his or her career by taking advantage of opportunities for advancement.

Friday, May 8, 2009 - 12:22pm

Karen Buckley has gained quite a bit of perspective on the nursing profession during 29 years of experiences ranging from being a flight transport nurse for high-risk moms to her current position as chief nursing officer at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno.

Friday, May 8, 2009 - 12:21pm

ROSE or Restorative Obesity Surgery Endolumenal offers new hope to people who have regained weight after gastric bypass surgery. The incision-less surgery, which can restore the results of the initial gastric bypass, is now being offered at Clovis Community Medical Center, rated 5-stars three years in a row for weight-loss surgery by a national outside agency, HealthGrades.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 12:23pm

Clovis Community Medical Center chief nursing officer David Boyd, a registered nurse, has served in his top position for almost two years after vacating his post as director of clinical effectiveness at corporate information systems.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 12:23pm

Cervantes, chief nursing officer at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, got her first nursing job during National Nurses Week in 1986. She had just graduated from the Fresno State nursing program and came to work as an extern in a medical/surgical unit with cancer patients at the downtown hospital, known then as Fresno Community Hospital.