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Friday, August 31, 2007 - 1:52pm

Community Regional Medical Center’s latest quadruplets, born shortly before 8 a.m. Aug. 31, will be joining seven siblings under the age of 8 when they go home in a few days.

Their two moms say they’re excited and ready. Although they didn’t set out to have multiples, they’re more than prepared for anything that might crop up with four babies born seven weeks early. The two women are raising two biological children and five adopted children with severe medical problems.


Friday, August 17, 2007 - 1:56pm

Ten-year-old Victor Jr. sat up – as straight as he could – in the chair of his fifth-floor room of the Leon S. Peters Burn Center. Wraps covered most of his burned body – every finger, both arms, both legs and much of his head and face.

His 7-year-old brother Carlos was next door, unable to get out of bed, with most of his face and body wrapped in bandages.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007 - 1:59pm

Across the U.S. there has been an increasing trend of burn center closures – but not here in the Valley.

Community Regional Medical Center’s Leon S. Peters Burn Center is the only round-the-clock, fully staffed burn center between Los Angeles and Sacramento.


Friday, June 22, 2007 - 12:15pm

According to newly released state data, with 7,970 babies born last year alone, Community Regional Medical Center remains California’s second busiest labor and delivery department for the third year in a row. Only Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women in San Diego had a few hundred more births.


Friday, June 15, 2007 - 12:17pm

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians pledged $700,000 to Community Medical Center-Oakhurst to buy mammography and X-ray equipment and upgrade the health center building.

“The Chukchansi tribal people live in the mountains here. It’s a win-win situation for us and for Madera County,” said Dustin Graham, chairman of the tribal council.

Graham said the one-time contribution came out of talks with the Madera County supervisors. The tribe and Madera County worked together through an advisory committee to determine this award.