Monday, July 6, 2009 - 12:03pm

Derek Bogardus’ life took a sharp turn late one November evening in 2007 as he drove his motorcycle home from a softball game. He collided with a truck and was pinned underneath it. The accident totaled his motorcycle, the truck and Bogardus almost lost his life.

“They say a truck made a left-hand turn in front of me and I don’t remember anything after that,” Bogardus said.

Monday, June 29, 2009 - 10:47am

The California Endowment awarded Community Regional Medical Center a generous grant to measure and evaluate the hospital staff’s cultural competency – and eventually to better educate caregivers about patients’ perceptions and cultural practices.

The grant was sought last year as a way to help enhance patient care. Ohio-based consulting firm CMCHO, or the Center for Multicultural Competence in Healthcare Organizations, was hired to help query Community’s patients, employees and physicians.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 10:50am

Hundreds of cardiac surgeries are performed each year in downtown Fresno’s Community Regional Medical Center. These surgeries are part of the scheduling routine every day – but that was not the case a mere 25 years ago.

May 14, 1984 was anything but a routine day at then-Fresno Community Hospital. The cardiac surgery program officially launched with two cases performed.

According to cardiac surgeon Dr. Pervaiz A. Chaudhry, “To start this type of program from the ground up is a huge thing.”

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 10:51am

Walt Reinhardt is passionate about health care in Clovis – and he’s turning the passion into action as Clovis Community Medical Center embarks on its lofty growth plans.

Friday, June 19, 2009 - 10:53am

In the face of the worst jobless rate in state history, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin came to Community Regional Medical Center to point out what’s going well in the local economy.

“There’s an amazing story to be told about Community Regional Medical Center. They’re hiring. They’re hiring at a rate of about 50 people per week,” the mayor said at June 19 news conference on the hospital’s 58-acre downtown campus.