Articles

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 1:01pm

In the wake of news reports that three infants found abandoned over the last two years in Orosi were likely siblings, local officials are again reminding people that hospitals and most fire stations offer a safe place to leave newborns.

All Community Medical Centers hospitals are designated as Safe Surrender Sites.


Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 1:30pm

Children with asthma should have flu shots according to health officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A CDC study on flu shot data from 2005 showed only 3 in 10 children had received flu shots to protect them.


Monday, March 12, 2007 - 1:32pm

Stroke victims are more likely to die from the stroke if they’re admitted to a hospital on a weekend rather than a weekday, a group of Canadian researchers found.


Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 12:23pm

I am disappointed that after months of discussions, Fresno County apparently has decided not to accept suggestions from the federal government that could have enabled Community Medical Centers to receive as much as $54 million in special Medi-Cal funding over three years.

This money would have benefited the numerous needy patients that nonprofit Community serves as the region’s safety net. Instead, Community is preparing to repay the $18 million we received last year from the federal government as part of this special program.

Here’s some background.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 1:48pm

Community Regional Medical Center is among 10 facilities selected to participate in a national study to test the success of CyberKnife® in treating lung tumors.

Standard lung cancer treatment involves either surgery or a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Although radiation and chemotherapy can have positive effects, they are unlikely to cure this type of cancer.