Monday, December 17, 2007 - 10:35am

At the first light of morning while her family slept, Marie Richards would quietly leave her home and drive 80 miles to the hospital where her 5-year-old son was being cared for after a traumatic injury.

She’d spend the entire day at her son’s bedside, offering the kind of support only a mother can provide. Then, well after midnight, she would get back in her car and make the long drive home, allowing herself a few hours of much-needed rest before getting up and readying herself for another long drive and another full day by her son’s side.

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 10:43am

Blue Cross of California has recognized the Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric program with its own “Surgical Center of Expertise” designation.

The designation now allows patients with Blue Cross insurance coverage to have bariatric and metabolic surgery at the same hospital that has been recognized by leading independent ratings organization HealthGrades as the “best in the region for overall cardiac services.” 

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 10:51am

It’s every parent’s dream – a happy, healthy baby, 10 fingers, 10 toes and all the normal things.

And with all of today’s modern technology, most births go according to plan.  But when they don’t, and the baby gets stressed, the caregivers have to make quick decisions on what’s best for mom and baby. 

That’s where STAN comes in – a first of its kind technology in the United States that is giving doctors who deliver at Community Regional Medical Center help in a heart beat.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 10:52am

Walking into his first grade classroom at Tulare Christian School is a milestone for 6-year old Chase Bourez, who some are calling a modern-day miracle.

Last spring, Chase was in a deadly car crash and rushed to the only burn and Level 1 trauma center in the Central Valley, housed then at the former University Medical Center and moved shortly afterward to Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno.

“When the accident first happened, they were flying him in to be an organ donor,” said Chase’s mother Summer Bourez.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 12:36pm

Neurosurgeon Don Myers pushed buttons on a remote-control during spine surgery Oct. 9, and instantly views from three different angles popped up on a nearby flat screen showing him slipping two screws carefully between vertebrae.

Dr. Myers, medical director of neuroscience at Community Regional Medical Center, was the first to use Community Regional’s new neuroscience equipment, part of a $3 million investment to bring the most advanced neuroscience technology to Fresno.