Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 12:29pm

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 - 12:30pm

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 - 12:31pm

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.

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 12:33pm

Community Regional Medical Center publicly debuted its new high-tech medical interpretation system with an Aug. 19 demonstration for members of the California HealthCare Foundation who helped make it possible with a $170,000 grant.

Friday, August 14, 2009 - 12:36pm

At an age when many would want to take it easy, retired physician Joseph Woo Jr. is kicking it up a notch. He has volunteered to be a faculty member at UCSF Fresno, which trains about 190 resident physicians on the Community Regional Medical Center campus each year.

Dr. Woo just turned 85 and decided reaching out to new physicians would be a fulfilling new chapter in his career and life, so he applied and was accepted to the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program as an assistant clinical professor.