Accreditation / Award

Fresno Heart & Surgical recognized again for patient experience excellence

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was one of three hospitals nationwide chosen for a 2012 Path to Excellence award by National Research Corporation, which surveys patients on their hospital experience.

For patients, this is just another way to know they’ll get exceptional care at Fresno Heart & Surgical, which has also earned HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award for five consecutive years.

Primary stroke center gets Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission for second time

The Primary Stroke Center at Community Regional Medical Center has again earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.

Fourth year for 5-star bariatric rating

Collaboration and expertise are key to developing a bariatric surgery program that tops the state in volumes, low costs – and year after year earns top 5-star ratings.

For a fourth consecutive year, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received HealthGrades® Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, placing it among the top 5% nationwide for the weight-loss procedure.

Fresno Heart & Surgical among top two hospitals statewide for patient experience

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is one of two hospitals in California to receive HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award for five consecutive years at the top 5% level.

Community’s diagnostic medical sonography program reaches milestone

Community Regional Medical Center’s diagnostic medical sonography program is now one of three in California with dual accreditation in cardiac and general sonography and one of the few hospital based programs offering all classes and clinical experience on site. The 18-month-old program recently received approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.


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Mother of the Year

Julie Christopherson, labor and delivery nurse at Community Regional Medical Center, is surprised with the Women's Chamber of Commerce's Fresno County "Mother of the Year" award for 2012.

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Community Regional labor and delivery nurse wins Mother of the Year

When you think of “mom” a dozen images rush to your mind – and this year’s Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Mother of the Year” winner Julie Christopherson is the epitome of those images – home, family, church, work, community, charity, understanding, empathy and love.

Registered nurses achieve advanced degrees

As the graduation march “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play at the Save Mart Center on April 21, a flood of emotions went through Tina Gulbronsen.

“It was surreal,” said Gulbronsen, Community Regional Medical Center’s director of nursing administration. “I saw the bachelor of nursing flag bearer walking down the aisle to lead us and it was amazing.”

Hughes honored with Outstanding Achievement Award

Brenna Hughes, MA, CCC-SLP from Community Regional Medical Center was awarded the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (CSHA) Outstanding Achievement Award.

Clovis Community employee honored by Department of Defense

 Jill Kienow, obstetrics manager at Clovis Community Medical Center, was honored with the “Patriot Award” from the United States Department of Defense.