Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 11:52am

Walking into his first grade classroom at Tulare Christian School is a milestone for 6-year old Chase Bourez, who some are calling a modern-day miracle.

Last spring, Chase was in a deadly car crash and rushed to the only burn and Level 1 trauma center in the Central Valley, housed then at the former University Medical Center and moved shortly afterward to Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno.

“When the accident first happened, they were flying him in to be an organ donor,” said Chase’s mother Summer Bourez.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 1:36pm

Neurosurgeon Don Myers pushed buttons on a remote-control during spine surgery Oct. 9, and instantly views from three different angles popped up on a nearby flat screen showing him slipping two screws carefully between vertebrae.

Dr. Myers, medical director of neuroscience at Community Regional Medical Center, was the first to use Community Regional’s new neuroscience equipment, part of a $3 million investment to bring the most advanced neuroscience technology to Fresno.

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 1:39pm

It all started with an idea, two dedicated people and a chicken coop. 

The Charles McMurray Company was established in 1946 by traveling salesman Charles McMurray and his wife, Cassie. At the time, Charles was working for Washington Hardware, but he dreamed of having his own company. With his drive and entrepreneurial spirit, Charles started his business of selling household hardware goods out of his first warehouse – an old chicken coop. 

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 1:42pm

Community Medical Centers’ foundation, along with Tom Richards (chief executive officer of The Penstar Group), KMPH Fox 26 and others are joining together to fulfill a dream.

With a lead gift from Richards, and partnerships from others, Community’s board of trustees approved the proposed name for a burn and trauma survivor family home on the campus of Community Regional Medical Center.

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 1:46pm

Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry knows heart surgery. Since coming to Fresno just more than two years ago from UCLA, where he completed his training, Dr. Chaudhry estimates he’s performed as many as 15 to 25 surgeries per month.

And while his peers might have similar numbers, Dr. Chaudhry does things a little bit differently – he’s operated on 100% of his coronary artery bypass patients while their hearts were still beating.