Community Regional Medical Center

Asthma care at home cuts hospital visits

A special kind of teamwork and visits by clinicians to patients’ homes is helping to keep those with chronic lung problems out of the hospital.

Speedier discovery spurs better outcomes with lung cancer

At one time Gordon Carlson’s lung cancer diagnosis would’ve given him an iffy future. But as soon as something abnormal was detected on an x-ray of his lungs he was referred to the Lung Nodule Program at Community Regional. He’s now in remission and back to work as a corporate trainer and enjoying his family and getting outdoors again.

2015 Mother of the Year

A big surprise for Kristine Robinson, R.N. at Community Regional Medical Center where she cares for the tiniest patients in the NICU. Congratulations for being named "2015 Mother of the Year" by the Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

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Valley’s only pediatric HIV/AIDS specialist makes bright futures possible

Kassidy Caitlin, an HIV/AIDS advocate and sophomore English major at Fresno Pacific University, was born to a mother with AIDS in the mid-1990s—at a time when HIV/AIDS was making headlines. President Bill Clinton created a Presidential Advisory Council for the disease, gold medal Olympian Greg Louganis disclosed his HIV-positive status and medical breakthroughs in drug therapies reduced the mother-to-infant infection rates by two-thirds. But not for Kassidy.

Treating the whole person in fighting cancer

For 14 years Sandra Miller and her good friend Janet Tanaka have been regulars at the Wednesday morning cancer support group at California Cancer Center. The two breast cancer survivors trained to help others through the ordeal they endured since they know just how important this kind of emotional support was to their own healing.

Bringing big-city medical specialists and research to the Valley

The Central San Joaquin Valley has one of the lowest physician-per-capita ratios in California, and changes in healthcare are making it harder for people to find a doctor here. Community Medical Centers’ 40-year partnership with the University of California, San Francisco – rated among the top five best medical schools in the nation – educates more than 300 physicians a year in Community’s hospitals.

Nurturing moms, nourishing babies for a healthier start

The World Health Organization has determined that breastfeeding provides immediate benefits for children and their mothers, and contributes to a lifetime of better health. Adolescents and adults who were breastfed as babies were less likely to be overweight or obese, or experience Type-2 diabetes, and they’ve been shown to perform better in intelligence tests. Women who nursed their babies reduced their own risks for ovarian and breast cancer.

Doctor's Day 2015

Community Medical Centers celebrates Doctor's Day 2015 and thanks our physicians for their hard work and dedication.

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Lab track system

Community Regional Medical Center’s laboratory has become one of the most sophisticated in the nation with the installation of a new automated track system for specimen processing and testing.

The Power Processor track system, made by Beckman Coulter, is a “LEAN” system (eliminating waste in process) that has increased efficiency, accuracy and quality across the board and made the process safer for employees involved in processing and testing specimens in the lab.

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