Accreditation / Award

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.

Occupational safety team saves $2.5M on Clovis Community expansion

Two women in pink hardhats with eagle eyes, strict safety regulations in hand and a willingness to scale tall scaffolding are saving Community Medical Centers millions. Registered Nurse Peggy McGinnis and Cathie Kirk make surprise inspections, sometimes at night, administer drug tests and scold seasoned construction workers into wearing hard hats and safety glasses at all times on the Clovis Community Medical Center’s expansion job site.

Community’s Cancer Program earns “Three year Accreditation with Commendation”

The Commission on Cancer of the American Cancer Society has recently granted a “Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation” to Community Medical Centers, which includes Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital and the California Cancer Center.

Community affiliates sweep Heroes in Healthcare Awards

Since 2006, Business Street Media Group Heroes in Healthcare Awards have recognized extraordinary individuals in the Valley health care community who have made personal sacrifices to help so many others in the region.

This year four of the seven award recipients are affiliated with Community Medical Centers and were honored at the annual Heroes in Healthcare Awards Ceremony at the Bankers Ballroom in Fresno on Nov. 3.

Muscio receives corporate compliance highest honor

Debra Muscio, Community Medical Centers’ corporate vice president and chief audit and compliance officer, was recently named a Fellow of the Health Ethics Trust at the Healthcare Compliance Best Practices Forum in Washington, D.C. The title is the highest honor available to a corporate compliance officer and was established almost fifteen years ago to honor those who have made an exceptional contribution to health care compliance.

Ambulatory Care Center gets LEED Certification

The Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. This is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Read more.

Jennifer Avila-Allen reported this story. She can be reached at MedWatchToday@CommunityMedical.org.

Fourth 5-star rating for vascular surgery at Fresno Heart & Surgical

Year after year, 5-star ratings at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital assures patients that they are getting top surgical care, said Vascular Surgeon Randall G. Stern. He attributes the hospital’s sustained excellence to a focus on training, consistent care and the patient’s experience.

Community’s chief nursing officer earns high honor

Mary Contreras, R.N., and Community Medical Centers’ senior vice president and corporate chief nursing officer was inducted into the 2011 Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Hall of Fame.

This prestigious award honors the distinctive career of nurse leaders within the seven county region of the Central San Joaquin Valley.