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Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 11:56am

The last thing on Summer Bourez’s mind when her 7-year-old son was critically injured in a car accident was where she was going to stay while he recovered. Like many others, she never expected her loved one would be involved in a traumatic accident.

“In a matter of seconds your whole world just changes,” Bourez said. “I was with my mom when we got a phone call that shattered our lives. My sister was killed in a car accident and Chase was with her.”


Friday, March 21, 2008 - 11:57am

They arrive at all hours of the day and night – helicopters fly them, ambulances drive them. They come from a 15,000-square-mile area, and nearly half of them are children. They are burn patients.

And each year hundreds of them are taken to the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional Medical Center for life-saving treatment by its specially-trained medical team.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 12:04pm

In a seven-year pledge in 2000, physicians with University Centers of Excellence and Central California Faculty Medical Group Inc. (CCFMG) donated $1 million to Community Regional Medical Center for ambulatory care and the trauma and burn centers. 

In early 2008, they made the final payment.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 12:05pm

Last March Pam Biberston received a phone call that changed her life.

Just days before, she was sent by her family physician to the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center at Clovis Community Medical Center for a routine mammogram. 

“Once I went in, they called me a few days later to let me know that there was something suspicious on the film that they wanted to check out,” Biberston said.

It turned out to be cancer – in both breasts. Nurse coordinator Beverly Anthony gave Biberston the news and prepared her for the next steps.


Friday, February 15, 2008 - 12:09pm

CyberKnife, the robotic surgery system most often used to treat cancer and inoperable tumors, could one day be used to correct abnormal heart rhythms – replacing the current invasive surgery with painless laser zaps.
 
Community Regional Medical Center doctors have just completed the initial phase of groundbreaking, original research and development of the CyberHeart project.