Friday, August 1, 2008 - 12:13pm

Clovis Community Medical Center will soon have the region’s first 128-slice CT scanner, which provides twice the imaging power at half the radiation. Community Medical Centers’ board approved the purchase at its July meeting.

The new CT, or computerized tomography, scanner is scheduled to be installed in November.

Monday, July 28, 2008 - 12:18pm

Many couples dream of having a baby – but for some that dream may need a little help before it becomes a reality.

At Clovis Community Medical Center’s fertility center, a dedicated team of physicians and nurses focus on providing personalized care for those experiencing difficulty in conceiving.

The center has helped couples start families since 1985. It is the only fully accredited Level 3 fertility program in the Valley and draws patients from all over the globe.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:22pm

When Rob Villa was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center after his family’s house caught fire, he didn’t realize how badly he was burned.

“Oh, I didn’t think I was that bad at all. I thought maybe [I’d be released] the next day. Oh I didn’t think it was that bad,” Villa said.
His father Ray couldn’t believe Rob actually got out of the flames.

Monday, April 28, 2008 - 12:31pm

Surgery patients will be a lot closer to the hospital for pre-operative and post-operative care now that Community’s north and south clinics have moved over from Community Health Center-Cedar (the once-UMC campus) to the new Surgery Health Center at Community Regional Medical Center’s downtown campus. 

Located at 255 N. Howard, on the northeast side of the hospital, the modular building opened its doors on April 28.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 12:48pm

Dr. Steven Hysell became one of the first neurosurgeons in the Central Valley to insert the PRESTIGE Cervical Disc, the first artificial neck disc commercially available in the United States.

The artificial disc, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2007, gives patients another option for overcoming intolerable neck or arm pain and regaining function. It also allows some patients battling degenerative disc disease the potential for motion.