Accreditation / Award

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.

Nurse receives national recognition

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.

Community’s 2011 ‘Ultimate’ donors, doctors, volunteers honored

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.

Hope, dedication and commitment make a Community "Ultimate"

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.

Terry’s House leaders honored as two of Community’s “Ultimate People”

When it comes to Terry’s House a lot of people are responsible for the successful campaign to build a home to help families of critically ill or injured patients stay close to their loved ones while they’re healing at Community Regional Medical Center. But two “ultimate” people stand out as leaders – Jim Christian and Jeff Kroeker – both successful businessmen with local construction companies who serve as Development Council co-chairs for Terry’s House.