Articles

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 1:43pm

Community Medical Centers has received a $1 million gift from Robert E. Smittcamp and the Smittcamp Family Foundation to expand neuroscience services for the San Joaquin Valley. The gift is meant to help expand a vital service line not available elsewhere in the region.


Monday, January 11, 2016 - 12:25pm

Shortly before the calendar turned to 2016, the one millionth patient was treated in Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency room. When the Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center opened in 2007, its football-field sized emergency department was the largest in California and it quickly became one of the busiest serving an average or 355 patients a day – 17 of them for life-saving trauma care.


Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:33pm

The Valley’s leader in clinic care and the region’s leader in specialized, critical care are partnering to create a new managed-care network for central San Joaquin Valley’s underserved. The joint venture between Adventist Health-Central Valley Network and Community Medical Centers improves access to higher-level care for Medi-Cal patients in rural areas, and it helps expand access to primary care closer to where patients live in Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:30am
Ryan Gravelle looked like a casualty from a war movie when he knocked on friend’s door in the darkest hour before dawn. The 19-year-old’s face and forearms were bloody, his hair was matted with mud and blood. He was dazed and barely coherent. He had just walked half a mile from a car crash with a broken neck, multiple facial fractures, a huge gash on the back of his head and a potentially fatal hematoma swelling in his brain. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 2:51pm

Dr. Kelvin Higa, medical director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Program, was recently elected President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). Dr. Higa specializes in difficult and challenging cases and is considered an expert on bariatric revision surgery.