Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 10:17am

Community Medical Centers received four new grants from the California HealthCare Foundation totaling nearly $100,000. The monies will be used for three Community Regional Medical Center programs and to help market a Spanish version of Community’s television program MedWatch.

Ralph Garcia, board member of both the California HealthCare Foundation and Community, was instrumental in securing the grants.

Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:27am

Community Medical Centers received nearly $300,000 in grant money from First 5 Fresno County for its work in providing medical care to children ages 0 to 5 years old. The Community Asthma Education and Management Center and Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) each received grants.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 10:28am

Dr. Muhammad Y. Sheikh and his colleagues are working to advance treatment for hepatitis C with the first randomized study that showed race to be a factor in the treatment of the disease. This study indicates Latino patients respond poorly to the current hepatitis C treatment when compared to non-Latino patients. It was published in the January 15 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 10:30am

Doctors and nurses at Community Regional Medical Center will soon be able to adapt to 170 languages on demand, in as little as one minute.

Community Medical Centers will benefit from a $170,000 grant from the California HealthCare Foundation to boost interpreter services at Community Regional Medical Center.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:33am

Imagine a technology that allows a dozen physicians to simultaneously participate in the diagnosis of a patient. What if these physicians were not in the same room, but were all over the Central Valley? Such technology now exists at Community Regional Medical Center.

In December, Community began offering live, weekly Internet conferences for physicians in the region to discuss cancer cases. Hosted through, physicians take part in live discussions, viewing case information right from their desks.