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New Sterile Processing Saves 85,000 Gallons a year

A new $50,000 sterile processing system just installed at Community Regional Medical Center will save and estimated 85,000 gallons a year in water. It’s one of several water-saving measures Community’s hospitals have adopted during California’s historic drought.

CEO Joslin urges Congress to revise funding for physician training

Today Community Medical Centers’ CEO Tim Joslin testified at the House Ways and Means Committee’s rural healthcare hearing in Washington, D.C., where he urged Congress to revise its process for funding graduate medical education.

Getting charged up about cleaner air

The San Joaquin Valley Air basin historically has been among the most polluted in the nation with an average of 153 unhealthy ozone days a year in the late 1990s through 2005. While the air has become much cleaner with fewer particulates and lower ozone levels the last decade, the Valley still has pockets of intense pollution – last year, Clovis tied for second most bad ozone days in the nation.


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Community receives gift of $10 million office complex

Local real estate developers Richard and Mimi Gunner and George Andros have given Community Medical Centers a Fresno office property valued at over $10 million. The property, located on East Shaw Avenue near Fresno State, will be used as a corporate office complex for about 500 Community employees.

Bringing big-city medical specialists and research to the Valley

The Central San Joaquin Valley has one of the lowest physician-per-capita ratios in California, and changes in healthcare are making it harder for people to find a doctor here. Community Medical Centers’ 40-year partnership with the University of California, San Francisco – rated among the top five best medical schools in the nation – educates more than 300 physicians a year in Community’s hospitals.

Community’s bond rating upgraded again

On March 11, the financial rating service Standard & Poor's announced a two-notch, bond credit rating upgrade for Community Medical Centers, from "BBB" to "A-" with a "stable" outlook.

Healthy transition speeds homeless patients' recovery

Homeless patients who are hospitalized, treated and then discharged back to the streets have higher rates of readmission to hospitals compared with those who have established residences. To help better manage their recovery, Community Medical Centers and others created the Fresno Medical Respite Center, a nearly four-year-old “bridge” residence at the Fresno Rescue Mission that so far has assisted nearly 150 men and women.

Keeping the best people takes investment

Community Medical Centers provides its employees with numerous educational opportunities to grow their careers in the Valley. Last year the healthcare network invested more than $18.5 million in educational reimbursements, professional certifications and clinical education’ and advanced leadership training.