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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 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.
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.
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.
Community 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.