Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 11:57am

For Valley agriculture leader Mark Borba, giving is personal. And his efforts are now making a difference in the lives of Valley patients with new digital mammography equipment available at Community Regional Medical Center. Borba and employees enjoyed a first-hand look during an open house on Oct. 28.

Borba, who’s a Community Medical Centers board member, led the team effort to bring the equipment to downtown Fresno. His company, Borba Farms, rallied others to raise funds for the technology.

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 11:58am

Community Regional Medical Center now ranks among California’s top five hospitals for overall orthopedic services, having received 5-star (top) ratings for three different types of total joint replacement surgery and two surgery excellence awards from HealthGrades®, a national independent health care ratings agency. For patients, this means a 61% lower chance of complications compared to the average U.S. hospital.

Friday, October 9, 2009 - 12:04pm

Clovis Community Medical Center today announced plans to move forward with a four-year, $285 million expansion and renovation that will nearly double the hospital’s capacity and convert the entire facility to private patient rooms.

The massive construction project will increase the hospital’s 109 inpatient beds to 205 private beds, increase intensive-care beds from 7 to 24, increase emergency-department stations from 13 to 38 and expand the number of inpatient operating rooms from 4 to 11.

Friday, October 9, 2009 - 12:00pm

For the second year in a row, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received a 5-star rating for the quality of its vascular care from HealthGrades®, a national independent health care ratings organization. The recognition is based on HealthGrades’ 12th annual Hospital Quality in America study, which analyzed patient outcomes over a three-year period at 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 12:06pm

Fitzalbert Marius had a decision to make—med school or art? So he flipped a coin. If it came down heads, he was going to Howard University Medical School. If it came down tails, he’d choose one of the finest art schools in Paris.