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Becker's Healthcare listed Community Medical Centers in its 2015 edition of "150 great places to work in healthcare."
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.
Community Medical Centers’ Compliance and Ethics Program earned a full three-year certification from Health Ethics Trust after an on-site visit and extensive review of policies, procedures and other documents.
Every three years, The Joint Commission inspects participating hospitals to gauge their quality of care. Clovis Community received full re-accreditation in 2014.
Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital have been recognized as 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission – the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Clovis Community and Fresno Heart & Surgical are two of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
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.
Community Regional Medical Center's sonography school has joined the only other program in the United States with accreditation to teach all four learning concentrations – General Sonography, Adult Cardiac Echo, Pediatric Cardiac Echo and Vascular Sonography. Even programs teaching ultrasound techniques at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins do not have pediatric cardiac echo approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
The GetWell Network turns the television in patients’ rooms throughout Community Medical Centers' three hospitals into an entertainment and education portal where they can watch video education courses and view discharge instructions tailored just for them – in English or Spanish. Such technology shows patients and their families exactly what improvements they must achieve to be discharged and how to make sure healing continues at home, with videos on how to care for stitches and take their follow-up medication.
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s cardiovascular staff has earned honors for a second time as one of the top intensive care units in the country. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recognized exceptional care at the hospital with a silver Beacon Award of Excellence.
Fresno is California’s fifth largest city and, with one of four people living below the poverty level, the U.S. Census Bureau ranks it as the state’s most impoverished large metropolitan areas. One of downtown Fresno’s most blighted areas is the so-called Lowell neighborhood around Community Regional Medical Center. Among those trying to revitalize the area is Stephen Walter, Community Medical Centers’ corporate chief financial officer.