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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community Behavioral Health Center’s Marcia Melby RN-BC, PMH, was honored as American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA) nurse of the year in Clinical Practice.
More than 350 people attended the “Ultimate Party” at Weber BMW in Fresno to celebrate Community Medical Centers’ “Ultimate People” of 2011. The event honored those who distinguished themselves with service to Community and its foundation.
Humble doesn’t begin to describe Hope Donoho. Her colleagues say she’s “professional”, “ethical”, and “simply the best.” Those are just a few reasons why Donoho, executive assistant to Community’s chief executive officer, is being honored as one of Community’s “Ultimate People” for 2011.