Accreditation / Award

Recognition 8 years in a row for top patient experience

For an eighth consecutive year, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has earned Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award for consistently delivering care that patients’ rate as exceptional.

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.

Hospital system’s ethical leadership praised

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.

Awards & Accreditations

The Joint Commission

Hospital Accreditation:
Every three years, The Joint Commission inspects participating hospitals to gauge their quality of care. Clovis Community received full re-accreditation in 2014.

Community earns ‘Top Performer’ status from leading national accreditor

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.

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.

Training program among two in U.S. accredited in pediatric cardiac sonography

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.

Interactive TVs engage patients in their healing

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 earns second recognition for top intensive care

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.