Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:48pm

With Clovis Community Medical Center’s October announcement to move forward with a four-year, $285 million expansion and renovation, a longtime Community Medical Centers supporter stepped up to help complete the vision.

The Radin Foundation pledged $1 million to support expansion of Clovis Community’s emergency department (ED). The ED will grow from 13 to 38 stations and will have two resuscitation rooms. The growth is designed to accommodate a projected 50,000 patient visits annually.

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 12:49pm

Dr. Muhammad Y. Sheikh presented research he believes has the potential to be developed into front-line therapy for hepatic encephalopathy, a condition in patients with liver cirrhosis who accumulate toxic substances in their blood, affecting brain function.

Dr. Sheikh, chief of gastroenterology at UCSF Fresno and an associate professor of clinical medicine, presented the data from international clinical trials of the drug rifaximin in patients with chronic hepatic encephalopathy (HE) at the 74th annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology held in San Diego.

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 12:50pm

Donor-investors, including physicians and staff all paid close attention as Kevin Follansbee, chair of Community Medical Centers’ board, announced construction will begin in January on Terry’s House.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 12:51pm

More than 40 surgeons from around the nation and two from overseas came to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to learn the latest techniques in bariatric revision surgery from pioneers in weight-loss and metabolic surgery. The two-day seminar included lectures, demonstration of the latest in laparoscopic equipment, a practice tissue lab and observation of two gastric bypass revision surgeries done by Dr. Kelvin Higa, medical director of the hospital's Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program.

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 12:51pm

Pacific Gas and Electric Company awarded a $15,632 rebate to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital for a project that is expected to significantly reduce the 57-bed hospital’s energy usage and could save the hospital nearly $45,000 annually on its energy bills.