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New spiritual ‘basic training’ for hospital chaplains

Dave DiPalma, chaplain intern for Community Medical Centers isn’t afraid of silence.

“Sometimes the most meaningful things happen, when I say something, and then the patient says something, and I’m just kind of waiting to see what they want to talk about next.”

This is just one of the skills he’s learning thanks to his enrollment in Clinical Pastoral Education classes.

Humana gift helps Community Connections reduce emergency visits

Kasey Kure, 33, used to visit Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department about once a week because of seizures and other medical problems. He lived occasionally on friends’ couches, but mostly on the street or in a shelter and he didn’t have a regular doctor or money to pay for medication – until he met Xochitl Valenzuela, an outreach specialist with the hospital’s Community Connections program.

Happy Doctors Day!

March 30 is Doctors Day. Here's what some Community Medical Centers' employees had to say ...

Community loses its biggest fan

Community Medical Centers has lost one of our iconic supporters; Pete P. Peters passed away peacefully at his Fresno countryside home this week.

What's a P.A.?

Physician assistants are a valuable resource when it comes to patient care at Community Medical Centers. However, not many people know what this job entails and what a P.A. does. Here's a little insight into the job and how our P.A.s work to give our patients the best of care.


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What's a P.A.?

Physician assistants are a valuable resource when it comes to patient care at Community Medical Centers. However, not many people know what this job entails and what a P.A. does. Here's a little insight into the job and how our P.A.s work to give our patients the best of care.

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Depression and your health

Your mind and body are intimately connected, and your overall health depends on both of them working well. This is most evident in depression: Research shows that people who suffer from clinical depression face a higher risk for contracting certain illnesses, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Hospital system’s “community benefits:" $134 million

Community Medical Centers provided nearly $134 million in uncompensated services to the medically underserved in fiscal year 2010/2011, equivalent to more than 12 percent of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.


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New child safety seat law

The new child safety seat law in effect Jan. 1, 2012, prohibits anyone from transporting a child under 8 years old without securing that child in an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Community employees celebrate holidays with feast

Chef Waverly Overton and cook Veronica Ruiz fixed the holiday lunch for more than 2,600 employees at Community Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 6, during a holiday celebration that also featured local quartet, The Jeffrey Logan Band.