Accreditation / Award

'Gold Seal’ of approval for hip and knee replacements at Community Regional Medical Center

Community Regional Medical Center’s Total Joint Program has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality for hip and knee replacement surgery.

A woman of ultimate generosity

Sherri Evert has poured her heart into Clovis health care from her earliest memories. At the age of 10 she began her philanthropic endeavors by selling home-made lemonade with her best friend at Cole and 3rd streets in Clovis. Together they donated their profit to the building fund for the soon-to-be Clovis Hospital built on Dewitt and Sierra avenues.

Longtime hospital leader honored as Community’s “Ultimate”

When it comes to the title “Ultimate People” anyone who knows registered nurse Bruce Kinder understands how he falls into this category.

Kinder is one of those rare people that, “If he walked off a cliff, we’d follow him, no question,” says longtime colleague Lynn Bennink.  He leads by example and would never expect more from anyone else than he does himself, she said.

Dr. Kaups acts as an educator, giver and ultimate hero

Behind the doors of the emergency department, Dr. Krista L. Kaups concentrates with precision as she works to save lives.  Besides her passion and talents as a physician, she also has compassion to help in other ways.

Dr. Kaups is the Health Sciences clinical professor of surgery UCSF Fresno, the director of surgical intensive care unit Community Regional and the program director Surgical Critical Care Fellowship UCSF Fresno.

Clovis surgeon one of Community’s “Ultimate People”

You could say that Dr. Mark Cunningham loves a thrill – the thrill of the outdoors, back packing through foreign countries, skydiving and bungee jumping.

“Once you fall it’s fine. It’s just getting to that first jump,” Dr. Cunningham said.

Football great gives Fresno Heart & Surgical high marks

Daryle Lamonica, quarterback for the Oakland Raiders during the late 60s and early 70s, knows the value of a great team. And he’s grateful for the top-notch team at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital who took care of him when he had quadruple heart bypass surgery in mid-May.

Bariatric revision patient free from stomach pain

The severe stomach pain plaguing Shela Mangasarian kept her from living the active lifestyle she loved. Six years ago, she dropped 118 pounds with the help of Dr. Kelvin Higa, vascular surgeon and director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric program. He performed Mangasarian’s bariatric (weight loss) surgery in 2006.

Bariatric surgery top-rated two years in a row

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received top ratings again for bariatric surgery. HealthGrades, a national health care ratings organization, ranked the hospital third in the state for its patient outcomes and for the second year in a row gave it a 5-star rating, plus a Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award.

Nurse recognized for her work in Haiti and in the Valley

A Haitian mother pushed her little girl into Julie Bowen’s arms as she was leaving her 10-day stint as a volunteer in a Haiti hospital. The mother asked through a translator that Bowen take 3-year-old Sophie home with her, believing Sophie could have a better life in the United States because of the conditions after the devastating Haiti earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people in January.