Articles

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 10:28am

Dr. Muhammad Y. Sheikh and his colleagues are working to advance treatment for hepatitis C with the first randomized study that showed race to be a factor in the treatment of the disease. This study indicates Latino patients respond poorly to the current hepatitis C treatment when compared to non-Latino patients. It was published in the January 15 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.


Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 10:30am

Doctors and nurses at Community Regional Medical Center will soon be able to adapt to 170 languages on demand, in as little as one minute.

Community Medical Centers will benefit from a $170,000 grant from the California HealthCare Foundation to boost interpreter services at Community Regional Medical Center.


Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:33am

Imagine a technology that allows a dozen physicians to simultaneously participate in the diagnosis of a patient. What if these physicians were not in the same room, but were all over the Central Valley? Such technology now exists at Community Regional Medical Center.

In December, Community began offering live, weekly Internet conferences for physicians in the region to discuss cancer cases. Hosted through WebEx.com, physicians take part in live discussions, viewing case information right from their desks.


Monday, January 26, 2009 - 10:33am

A grant from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation is helping Community Regional Medical Center bring the highest breast care technology to downtown Fresno.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 10:36am

Medical helicopters can land on top of Community Regional Medical Center’s rooftop 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but it’s not every day a 22,000-pound S-70 Black Hawk (UH-60) multi-mission helicopter arrives.

Community Regional recently held an emergency disaster and preparedness drill in which the safety team created a disaster scenario for hospital staff. This three-day disaster drill was a reenactment of an 8.5 earthquake where “patients” arrived via helicopter.