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Dr. Joseph Woo Jr. was honored for his time and service to Community Medical Centers at the non-profit’s February Board of Trustees meeting. Mark Borba, chairman of Community’s Board, presented Dr. Woo with a special written history detailing the doctor's knowledge and experience in medicine and his commitment to the overall development of Community’s hospitals and facilities.
Community Medical Centers provided nearly $139 million in uncompensated services and programs in fiscal year 2011/2012, equivalent to more than 13% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.
For the Jerry Cook family, whose roots in the Clovis area go back generations, building a strong community has always involved strengthening leadership in two key areas – healthcare and education. Jerry’s father, Einar Cook, was instrumental in creating the Clovis Unified School District and helping build Clovis’ only hospital.
Two of Community Medical Centers’ top leaders have been elected to serve on statewide and national healthcare association boards.
Tim Joslin, CEO of Community Medical Centers
"Community Medical Centers has been in a leadership role in evolving and improving health care. We never assumed that the Affordable Care Act was going away. This law is an attempt to improve the health system but it doesn’t get us where we need to go. It doesn't ensure physicians and hospitals are adequately reimbursed, not just for our current patients but all the new ones we’ll see under Medi-Cal expansion. And it doesn’t address the unfunded mandates and regulations that impede the collaboration needed for innovation and cost-efficient care."
Community Medical Centers is the region's largest health care provider and private employer. It operates three acute-care hospitals — Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital — along with several long-term care, outpatient, other healthcare facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco.
Community Medical Centers is the region's largest health care provider and private employer. We operate three hospitals — Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital — several long-term care, outpatient, other health care facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco.Back to Videos
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.
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.
March 30 is Doctors Day. Here's what some Community Medical Centers' employees had to say ...