Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 12:59pm

The number of mammography patients seen at Community Medical Center-Oakhurst has almost doubled since the installation of new digital mammography equipment in October.

Digital mammography is similar to traditional mammography, but instead of using X-ray film, digital imaging is used. This allows for a faster procedure, more patient comfort and clearer, more accurate readings.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 10:16am

Saving energy also means saving money at Clovis Community Medical Center, where PG&E presented the hospital with a rebate check on Feb. 25 for the hospital’s new high-efficiency boiler system.

The $39,511.88 rebate came as an incentive for PG&E’s Non Residential Retrofit energy efficiency program.

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.