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.

New child safety seat law in effect Jan. 1

This new child safety seat law 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.

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.

Clovis expansion & economic development

The $300 million expansion of Clovis Community Medical Center was the topic at the Economic Development Corporation’s Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR breakfast) in 2010.

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Inside look at Clovis Community expansion

The Clovis Community Medical Center expansion began in 2008 with the renovation and expansion of the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, a new endoscopy center, four new operating rooms and additional room for the only Level 3 (highest level) fertility center between Los Angeles and Sacramento.

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.

Community Medical Centers goes paperless

Community Medical Centers replaced paper medical charts with a new, computerized medical record system in all of its inpatient care centers, outpatient clinics, labs, imaging centers and at two of its hospitals, Community Regional Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center.

Community's CFO talks health care reform

Steve Walter, Community Medical Centers' senior vice president and chief corporate financial officer, talked with Ray Appleton of KMJ radio about health care reform in the Central Valley.

Historic moment as Community switches to electronic health records

Community Medical Centers implemented a state-of-the-art electronic medical record system starting Sept. 28, which is designed to enhance care and service to patients. Now there is one record for each patient in one electronic location, usable by all of those who provide medical care within the Community network.