Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 11:22am

Fernando and Olga Gonzalez were on their way to Community Regional Medical Center from Kerman to deliver their baby when Olga’s contractions started getting stronger and time was running short. The couple couldn’t make it to the hospital in time.

Fresno Police officer Amada Galaviz was flagged down by Fernando in a panic. Just a few minutes after stopping, Galaviz helped deliver the baby from the couple’s car on Sept. 16 on the southeast corner of Tuolumne and E streets in Fresno.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 11:23am

With 47 years of nursing experience, Gloria Fitzgerald was inducted into the 2009 Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Hall of Fame and honored at an awards ceremony on Sept. 16 at the Smittcamp Alumni House at Fresno State.

“I hope I’ve made a difference somewhere for someone,” said Fitzgerald, a registered nurse at Community Health Center-Sierra. “Obviously I have.”

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:29am

Snuggled in her mother’s arms, Avah Ellize Becker was dressed to the nines shortly after she came into the world at 9:09 a.m., on 09/09/09.

Both mom and dad were surprised when they reflected on her “nine-ish” entry, and said when Avah received a 9 and 9 APGAR score they were elated. The APGAR tests are given within one minute and five minutes of birth to gauge the baby’s condition and find out if there are any physical conditions requiring treatment.

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 11:30am

After spending just 10 minutes in a home filled with carbon monoxide, two Fresno firefighters were rushed to Community Regional Medical Center’s Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center for treatment.

Community Regional houses the only burn and Level 1 trauma centers within a 15,000-square mile service area – about the size of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey combined. But it wasn’t just the level of care that made a difference in saving the firefighters’ lives, it was also the Fresno Fire Department’s fundraising efforts.

Friday, August 28, 2009 - 11:31am

Valley couple Jim and Clelline Talley weren’t just fortunate, they were educated. The Talleys were able to recognize the warning signs of cardiovascual disease, and act before it was too late.

Jim Talley felt discomfort while at work, as a Community Medical Centers technician engineer for information systems.