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Based in Fresno, California, 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.
Community Medical Centers has just published its 2010 Year in Review. In it you’ll find stories of life-changing care, passionate believers making a difference, a top-notch neuroscience center and how, despite the uncertain economy, Community is pressing forward with a massive expansion and improved hospital services to Valley families.
Community Medical Centers provided nearly $174 million in uncompensated services to the medically underserved in fiscal year 2009/2010, equivalent to nearly 15 percent of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.
Community Medical Centers received $60,000 in grant money from First 5 Fresno County for the Community Asthma Education and Management Center. This grant is a continuation of the $200,000 grant the center received in early 2009 for its Early Childhood Asthma Program.
Dr. Tanya Warwick (far left), medical director of Community Regional Medical Center’s Stroke Center, and Dr. Joan Voris, associate dean of UCSF Fresno Medical Education program, were among those honored Oct. 21 by the Marjaree Mason Center at its annual Top Ten Professional Women awards ceremony.
Community Medical Centers’ clinicians were highly honored at the fourth annual Business Street Online Healthcare Heroes Awards Gala on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the downtown Fresno’s Banker’s Ballroom.
Nine nursing students at Community Medical Centers received scholarships through the Alice A. Peters and Marilyn Hawkins Nursing Scholarship Programs. The 2010 recipients were honored in front of family, friends and colleagues at an awards ceremony at Community Regional Medical Center.
Emotions are still raw from our nation’s year-long debate on health reform. So igniting another quarrel over health care legislation is an unsavory thought.
But we must.
As National Nurses Week 2010 comes to a close, it’s fitting to top the celebration with the words of Christine Dunford, one of the most experienced nurses around.