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Monday, April 9, 2007 - 12:55pm

The idea first made headlines in January 1990: “Three major hospitals consider joint plan.”

The players: Fresno Community Hospital, Valley Medical Center, Valley Children’s Hospital and the University of California.

The concept: create a regional medical center complex as part of a downtown neighborhood renewal project. Fresno Community would retain its campus. Valley Children’s and county-run Valley Medical Center would each build new buildings on a site just north of Fresno Community.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 1:02pm

The Valley’s only Bi-plane Angiography system is helping patients at Community avoid invasive procedures while experiencing less radiation exposure.

The Philips Allura Xper FD 20/10 is used to visualize blood vessels while providing detailed images from two different angles at the same time. Community first used this new technology for patient treatment on March 15.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 1:01pm

In the wake of news reports that three infants found abandoned over the last two years in Orosi were likely siblings, local officials are again reminding people that hospitals and most fire stations offer a safe place to leave newborns.

All Community Medical Centers hospitals are designated as Safe Surrender Sites.


Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 1:30pm

Children with asthma should have flu shots according to health officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A CDC study on flu shot data from 2005 showed only 3 in 10 children had received flu shots to protect them.


Monday, March 12, 2007 - 1:32pm

Stroke victims are more likely to die from the stroke if they’re admitted to a hospital on a weekend rather than a weekday, a group of Canadian researchers found.