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Community employees nationally recognized for organizational commitment

The Advisory Board Company has awarded Community Medical Centers its 2014 Excellence in Engagement Award, which recognizes top-performing hospitals and health systems nationwide for outstanding levels of employee engagement. Community is one of 20 organizations nationwide to receive the award.

Continuing a commitment to care for the uninsured

Two potentially important health insurance events occur for some Valley residents in November.

No mouth-to-mouth needed. Compression only saves lives.

The Bee Gee’s 1977 disco beat “Stayin’ Alive” can help do just that when health educators teach a new way to save a life. Community Medical Centers is teaming up with American Ambulance to spread the word about how to respond if you see someone who has suddenly collapsed: Call 9-1-1, then lock your elbows and press down hard and fast in the middle of the collapsed person’s chest, and hum “Stayin’ Alive.” The iconic disco tune bops along at 100 beats a minute, the perfect rhythm for compression-only CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.)


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MyChart

Community Medical Centers’ MyChart electronic health record lets patients access their health information online. This free tool allows patients to see portions of their medical records and view test results, medications, immunizations and allergies using a computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Medical records flow instantly and securely, improving care

Community Medical Centers is a hub for the expanded use and interconnectivity of electronic medical records in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

When more than 240,000 Fresno-area residents visit their primary care and specialty physicians, their electronic health records are available through a Community clinical information system called Epic. The same Epic electronic records also track the 650,000 visits made annually by patients to Community’s hospitals, clinics and imaging centers.

Fitness is a few steps away for hospital employees

Laura Acevedo, an executive secretary at Community Regional Medical Center, had never stepped foot in a gym before she began working out at the hospital’s new employee fitness center. Now after months of hitting the gym daily at 5:30 a.m. she’s 16 pounds slimmer, has lost 30 inches and had to go shopping for new clothes.

MyChart gives patients, physicians secure communications

Accessing your health information just became easier with Community Medical Centers’ MyChart electronic health records designed to let patients access their information online.

Valley woes chronic, complex according to report

Compared to other Californians, Valley residents have higher poverty rates, lack access to health insurance and medical providers, have higher rates of asthma and diabetes and don’t get their behavioral health needs adequately addressed. Those are some of the findings from research across four counties published in a “Community Needs Assessment” report by the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at California State University, Fresno.

Community’s financial ratings raised again by national service

For the second time in just two months, Community Medical Centers has received an improved financial rating that cites strong clinical services and stellar management among other attributes as a case for the upgrade.


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Happy Doctor's Day 2014

Happy Doctors Day 2014 from the team at Community Medical Centers.

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