Other Key Services

Emergency Department

Community Regional Medical Center’s 56,000-square-foot emergency department is about the size of a football field. It's one of the largest and busiest in the state of California. The emergency department is housed in the state-of-the-art Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center.


Community Medical Centers is helping to grow Central Valley doctors and attract specialists through strong partnerships with UC San Francisco's, Fresno Medical Education Program and the University of the Pacific's School of Dentistry. Our commitment to these programs helps bring some of the best and brightest doctors to continue their education here in central California. These programs benefit the entire Central Valley, because about one-third of the physicians trained here choose to stay and practice medicine in the Valley when their medical education concludes.

UCSF Fresno’s state-of-the-art Center for Medical Education and Research is located on Community Regional’s campus. Established in 1975 as a clinical branch of UCSF, the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program plays a substantial role in providing healthcare services to Valley residents and training medical professionals in the region.

Today, UCSF Fresno is the Central Valley’s largest physician training program, providing high quality education for medical students from several University of California campuses, training residents in eight specialties and fellows in 17 subspecialties. Annually, UCSF Fresno trains about 250 medical residents, nine dental residents, and nearly 50 subspecialty fellows. More than 250 medical students spend time learning from the faculty at UCSF Fresno, and faculty members at UCSF Fresno provide care to thousands in the Valley. In many cases, travel outside of the region is no longer necessary for patients seeking specialty medical care. UCSF Fresno faculty and medical residents engage in a broad spectrum of research addressing health issues pertinent to the Valley. UCSF Fresno faculty and residents also care for the majority of the region’s underserved.


More than 200 research projects and clinical trials systemwide are currently under way through venues such as the UCSF Fresno Clinical Research Center, California Cancer Center and our CyberKnife® program. Specializing in lung cancer, heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, pneumonia and Valley Fever and HIV research, Valley residents now have access to a wide range of clinical trials offering the latest medicines and treatments in the country.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Developed in the 1940s to treat deep sea divers who suffered from decompression sickness, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is used today to treat health conditions including burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, trauma injuries, infections, amputations and complications from cancer and diabetes.

The Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional is home to the area’s first board certified staff and two hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers.

HBO treatment takes place inside a sealed tubular chamber that creates an environment where the entire body is under increased pressure and patients breathe 100% oxygen. The high concentration of oxygen combined with increased atmospheric pressure causes large amounts of oxygen to be dissolved into the blood – promoting tissue growth and helping persistent wounds to heal. HBO therapy’s healing properties promotes more microvascular blood vessel growth, which promotes healing in chronic non-healing wounds.

HBO therapy stimulates white blood cells and slows down the growth of certain bacteria. It also reduces the incidences and certain severities of swelling, thus promoting reperfusion (restoration of blood flow to an organ or tissue) to affected extremities. HBO therapy is normally painless. Patients lie comfortably in the chamber where they can watch television, listen to music or nap as if they were in their own bed.

Non - emergent referrals can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call, (559) 459-3870.

Emergent Referrals, please call (559) 459-4220.

HBO Therapy Treatments
Common treatments:

  • Bone infections
  • Complication of radiotherapy
  • Chronic, non-healing wounds

Emergency treatment:

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Decompression illness
  • Arterial gas embolism

Other approved treatments:

  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Diabetic wounds; Wagner Grade III or greater
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Gas gangrene
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Crush injuries and repair severed limbs
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Treatment and preparations of compromised skin flaps and grafts
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Actinomycosis refractory  to anitibiotics/surgery
  • Exceptional blood loss anemia

For more information about HBO therapy, call (559) 459-3870.

Community Regional Medical Center
Leon S. Peters Burn Center
2823 Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 459-4220

Rehabilitation Services

For more than 30 years, the Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center has provided comprehensive rehabilitation services to people in the Central Valley. Our hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation unit is designed to meet the intensive needs of patients with neurological and orthopedic limitations as a result of stroke, brain and/or spinal cord injury, fractures, amputations, surgery and/or debilitating medical trauma based illness. We provide patient care within spacious therapy treatment areas and private rooms designed and equipped to meet the individual needs of each patient.

For more information on Community Regional’s rehabilitation services call (559) 459-3963.

Medical Imaging

Community Regional is home to a 50,000-square-foot imaging center. Advanced imaging technology and high level expertise allow doctors to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients. Our advanced technology includes two 640-slice CT scanners that can image the entire body seconds.

Community Regional has the Valley's only dedicated interventional radiology department and staff with two interventional radiology suites, a dedicated ultrasound interventional suite and a CT interventional suite. We are the regional leader in cardiac MRI imaging with specialized cardiac MRI equipment and staff. We also are dedicated to training for advanced imaging technology. We support fully accredited programs in radiology, nuclear medicine, and are home to the area's only fully accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

For more information on Community Regional’s imaging services call (559) 459-2800.