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.

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 12:52pm

In the three years since its inception, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric surgery program has received 5-star (or top) ratings from HealthGrades® and been designated as a center of surgery excellence by insurers Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna and Health Net. But the biggest honor yet is the recent mark of approval from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), said Dr. Kelvin Higa, the program’s medical director.

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 12:53pm

“Perfect timing” was the first thought for registered nurse Shane Clark and extern Eddie Padilla on Oct. 26, when a patient was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department (ED) with a hazardous materials exposure.   

Preparing in case of this kind of disaster paid off for two employees who were inspecting the disaster preparedness equipment before the call came in. 

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 10:57am

For Valley agriculture leader Mark Borba, giving is personal. And his efforts are now making a difference in the lives of Valley patients with new digital mammography equipment available at Community Regional Medical Center. Borba and employees enjoyed a first-hand look during an open house on Oct. 28.

Borba, who’s a Community Medical Centers board member, led the team effort to bring the equipment to downtown Fresno. His company, Borba Farms, rallied others to raise funds for the technology.