Friday, January 8, 2010 - 12:34pm

Tim Joslin, CEOCommunity Medical Centers provided nearly $149 million in uncompensated services to the medically underserved in fiscal year 2008-2009, equivalent to nearly 15% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:35pm

Community Regional Medical Center was the first in the Valley to invest in the Aquadex FlexFlow systems that remove excess fluid from the patient with an advanced form of ultrafiltration called Aquapherisis therapy.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 12:36pm

Oct. 14 was a routine day for Community Medical Centers nurse Naomi Isaak. It’s her job to place automated external defibrillator (AED) units in public places all over the Central Valley. She helps schools and businesses purchase the lifesaving equipment, instructs people on the use and does routine maintenance checks on the 475 units in Community’s Public Access Defibrillator program (PAD). The AED is a portable device that automatically diagnoses cardiac arrhythmias and can shock the heart to go back to normal rhythm. It was a routine day, and Isaak was busy as usual.

Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 12:38pm

Theresa Polzien and her husband, Gary, are about to celebrate 43 years of marriage – and this is one anniversary worth making a big fuss over. In addition to celebrating their love for one another, the couple can reflect on a year Theresa battled breast cancer, making every moment even more special.

Polzien found her cancer early. “I caught it during my regular mammogram screening,” she said. “I must continue to get my screenings and those will tell me if we got all of the cancer. I’m optimistic that my next one will be negative.”

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 12:39pm

In the past several months, local radio and television stations PEAK Broadcasting, LLC, ABC 30, KSEE 24 and KMPH FOX 26 have stepped in to help create awareness of the private support needed to build Terry’s House. Through these efforts, one Valley family stepped in and gifted $750,000 to help build the home.