Monday, April 23, 2007 - 12:26pm

Better high-tech scanning and having a cardiac surgery team and operating room just steps away rather than miles away, made a life and death difference for a man who had his heart punctured, liver torn and five ribs broken early April 17.

The car crash victim was the first trauma patient flown into Community Regional Medical Center just hours after the Level 1 trauma designation and trauma staff moved over from University Medical Center to the newly opened Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 12:27pm

I’m proud to report that Community Medical Centers has accomplished the historic relocation of burn, trauma and acute care services from University Medical Center (UMC) to Community Regional Medical Center.

This Herculean task was successfully performed April 16-18 with precision and caring.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 12:27pm

Twenty years after he was born at University Medical Center, Jaime Jacobo became the final hospital patient wheeled out of University Medical Center.

He arrived at the downtown Community Regional Medical Center shortly after 2 p.m. on April 18 to complete the three-day patient move in a transition of pediatric, burn, Level 1 trauma and other acute inpatient services from UMC to Community Regional.

When Jacobo was told he was making history as the last UMC patient to make the move, his eyes grew wide above the paper mask covering his nose and mouth.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 12:28pm

Early on April 17, as the emergency room was closing at University Medical Center and the Level 1 trauma designation was switching over to Community Regional Medical Center, the downtown hospital flipped the lights on signs recognizing two donor-investors whose generosity helped make the move possible.

Monday, April 9, 2007 - 12:55pm

The idea first made headlines in January 1990: “Three major hospitals consider joint plan.”

The players: Fresno Community Hospital, Valley Medical Center, Valley Children’s Hospital and the University of California.

The concept: create a regional medical center complex as part of a downtown neighborhood renewal project. Fresno Community would retain its campus. Valley Children’s and county-run Valley Medical Center would each build new buildings on a site just north of Fresno Community.