Peters and Hawkins scholarships help nursing students at Community

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.

Fresno Bee editorial by Community CEO Tim Joslin

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.

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42-year nurse Dunford cites technology, pay as biggest changes

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.

Train horns quiet near Community Regional

It’s not what you hear – it’s what you don’t hear today and every other day from now on near the railroad tracks by Community Regional Medical Center. Thanks to a partnership between Community Regional Medical Center, the City of Fresno, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and others, the train horns have ceased while safety has improved near the track crossings.

Community Regional welcomes high-speed rail officials

Community Regional Medical Center was part of a city and county collaborative effort on April 15 dubbed “Fresno Works,” designed to attract interest to build a heavy maintenance facility for high-speed rail in Fresno. The proposed facility would bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue to the area.

High-speed rail authority tours Community Regional

Community Regional Medical Center’s roof-top helipad will be a stop for county and city representatives as they fly in to tour the Valley’s only burn and Level 1 trauma centers with California High-Speed Rail Authority chairman Curt Pringle on Thursday, April 15, at 3 p.m.

Community loses longtime advocate

Dorothy “Dottie” Rohlfing’s desire to lend her time and heart to people in the Valley spanned over 65 years and continued through her passing in March. Rohlfing’s legacy of giving to Community Medical Centers will be forever remembered, said Rob Saroyan, Community Medical Foundation vice president.

Hospital system’s “community benefits:” $149 million

Tim Joslin, CEOCommunity Medical Centers provided nearly $149 million in uncompensated services to the medically underserved in fiscal year 2008-2009, equivalent to nearly 15% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.