News & Events

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:03pm

Community Medical Centers provided nearly $134 million in uncompensated services to the medically underserved in fiscal year 2010/2011, equivalent to more than 12 percent of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 3:57pm

After spending more than a year at Community Regional Medical Center, patient Marco Fuentes was released to go home. Physician assistant Neydi Salverri-Edmonds said there were many times when they didn’t know if Fuentes would survive necrotizing pancreatitis, an infection of the pancreas, which ate away tissue, including his intestines. To keep him alive, Fuentes was on intravenous feeding for 11 months and two weeks – no food or water passed his lips for almost a year.

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 12:19pm

For the last few years during the Christmas season, Community Regional Medical Center respiratory therapist Bear Campbell on his day off, dons his Santa suit and rides his motorcycle to Community Regional to deliver special presents to the hospital’s pediatric patients.

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 9:41am

Doctors at Community Regional Medical Center now use endoscopic ultrasound to assess lung diseases. This nonsurgical procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images that allow physicians to accurately biopsy lymph nodes in the center of the chest without surgery. Endoscopic ultrasound is a relatively new procedure and a plus for the patient as it also is performed minimally invasively.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:43am

Kim Powell cried the day she left Community Regional Medical Center’s antepartum unit for women who are experiencing trouble with their pregnancy. She didn’t want to leave, even though it meant she was going to be delivering her baby and getting off six weeks of bed rest.