New technology in the Valley offers those with cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators a safer, easier way to have troublesome wire leads removed via laser, rather than the traditional open-chest surgery.
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is the first in the region to be home to some leading-edge technology — a 256-slice CT (computerized tomography) scanner — hauled in by a special lift. The CT scanner captures sharp, 3-D images of the heart between beats.
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has once again achieved top ratings from HealthGrades® in bariatric surgery and also patient experience, just two months after being recognized as one of 15 hospitals nationwide for intensive care excellence. For patients this “triple crown” recognition is extra assurance they are receiving exceptional care.
Dr. Uma Rao jokes that not too long ago if you asked a hospital visitor about her specialty they would say a “hospitalist” was the person in charge of hospitality and greeting visitors. But with nearly 20 hospitalists on duty daily at Community Medical Centers’ three hospitals, more and more people know she’s the physician who coordinates care.
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s cardiovascular staff received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) – formally recognizing it as one of the top intensive care units in the country.