News & Events

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:15pm

Tim Joslin, CEO of Community Medical Centers

"Community Medical Centers has been in a leadership role in evolving and improving health care. We never assumed that the Affordable Care Act was going away. This law is an attempt to improve the health system but it doesn’t get us where we need to go. It doesn't ensure physicians and hospitals are adequately reimbursed, not just for our current patients but all the new ones we’ll see under Medi-Cal expansion. And it doesn’t address the unfunded mandates and regulations that impede the collaboration needed for innovation and cost-efficient care."


Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 3:09pm

Community Medical Centers is the region's largest health care provider and private employer. It operates three acute-care hospitals — Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital — along with several long-term care, outpatient, other healthcare facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco.


Friday, June 8, 2012 - 3:10pm

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is one of two hospitals in California to receive HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award for five consecutive years at the top 5% level.


Friday, June 1, 2012 - 10:23am

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital bariatric surgeon Saber Ghiassi led a study through Stanford University that found morbidly obese patients who had gastric bypass surgery were able to significantly reduce their medications for hypertension and diabetes at a year after surgery – which led to a big drop in health care costs. Forty-year-old Paul Ferguson of Fresno’s story serves as an example of real results. He lost more than 200 pounds through gastric bypass surgery more than a year ago, and no longer needs his medications for diabetes and hypertension. 


Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:02am

March 30 is Doctors Day. Here's what some Community Medical Centers' employees had to say ...