Friday, June 19, 2009 - 10:53am

In the face of the worst jobless rate in state history, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin came to Community Regional Medical Center to point out what’s going well in the local economy.

“There’s an amazing story to be told about Community Regional Medical Center. They’re hiring. They’re hiring at a rate of about 50 people per week,” the mayor said at June 19 news conference on the hospital’s 58-acre downtown campus.

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 10:54am

In the year since launching Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s first research project, interventional cardiologist Rohit Sundrani has become the state’s top enroller in the Sapphire stenting trials.

Monday, June 8, 2009 - 10:56am

While the current economic situation has been challenging in recent months, it brought a silver lining of more volunteers to Community Regional Medical Center. And volunteers say their time helping patients and hospital staff sharpens their job prospects and lets them try out new occupations.

“I have seen some effects from the economy,” says Antonio Nieto, Community Regional’s service delivery supervisor. “I am actually getting volunteers between jobs that are coming here, not only to keep themselves busy, but keep their skills current.”

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 11:00am

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital prides itself on treating patients to a luxury hotel experience in a hospital setting. The hospital’s restaurant quality food draws in neighboring business people for lunch. Its rooms feature carpeting, drapes and decorative lamps. Tropical plants and small trees decorate hallways. And the staff focus is on service and courtesy.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 10:59am

The Central California Neuroscience Institute at Community Regional Medical Center received a $100,000 grant from the William R. Hearst Foundations to be used for outpatient care in the East Plaza Medical Office Building currently under construction on the hospital’s campus.