News & Events

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:56pm

Members of the Fresno Fire Department, American Ambulance, and the Leon S. Peters Burn Center team at Community Regional Medical Center were honored at Fresno State’s football game against Nevada. They were recognized for their teamwork in rescuing Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern after he fell through the roof of a burning home earlier this year. Captain Dern was burned over 70 percent of his body and spent 165 days in the hospital before returning home.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 3:07pm

Rick Hatton says he nearly died from stubbornness -- stubbornness which kept him from getting a routine colon screening at age 50 and from seeking medical attention when he started seeing the classic signs of colon cancer.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 2:15pm

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Community Medical Centers have signed a long-term agreement to significantly enhance and expand specialty medical care for children in Fresno. The agreement builds upon a 40-year collaboration on medical education in a region that has one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the state.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:55am

In honor of Pete Dern and all first responders on 9-1-1, Mayor Ashley Swearengin is making a gift to the Leon S. Peters Burn Center in downtown Fresno and is challenging others to do so today as well.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:25pm

Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern made his way from Community Regional Medical Center amid an outpouring of appreciation and support from family, friends, and row and rows of firefighters. Dern was rushed to the Leon S. Peters Burn Center after he was injured falling through the roof of a burning house in March. Burned over 70 percent of his body, he spent 165 days at Community Regional. He thanked his care team, fellow firefighters, the community and nation for their support.