Community Regional Medical Center

Rabobank helps families of critically ill at Terry’s House

Terry’s House at Community Regional Medical Center just received some hefty help for operations with a $150,000 gift from Rabobank N.A. The home is entirely dependent upon private gifts and contributions.

The Rabobank Family Dining Area at Terry’s House was named in honor of the bank’s contribution.

Creating brighter smiles, making dental care more accessible

More than 14% of Valley children younger than age 11 have never been treated by a dentist, despite the fact that tooth decay is the single most common childhood health problem – five times more frequent than asthma. Untreated childhood dental problems can lead to difficulty chewing, swallowing and speaking, needless pain and lost school days.

The right place, right time for Prompt Care Clinic

Patients at one of California’s busiest emergency departments now have an alternative for non-life-threatening health conditions. Community Regional Medical Center has opened a Prompt Care Clinic on its campus with extended hours to treat walk-in patients for health issues such as like flu symptoms lacerations, minor broken bones and the need for X-rays or medication refills.

Healthy transition speeds homeless patients' recovery

Homeless patients who are hospitalized, treated and then discharged back to the streets have higher rates of readmission to hospitals compared with those who have established residences. To help better manage their recovery, Community Medical Centers and others created the Fresno Medical Respite Center, a nearly four-year-old “bridge” residence at the Fresno Rescue Mission that so far has assisted nearly 150 men and women.

Transformed rooms help kids heal

The walls have become a jungle – at least in the outpatient burn center at Community Regional Medical Center. Instead of stark, scary walls, the lobby and some rooms now sport colorful jungle animals, vineyards, a fire station, fish and other child-friendly scenes that put children at ease during painful procedures.


Pediatric burn room transformation

See the pediatric Outpatient Burn Center rooms at Community Regional Medical Center transform from stark and sterile to kid-friendly.

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Hands-on nurses training cultivates cream of crop

As part of efforts to find the best nurses, Community Medical Centers teamed up with West Hills College Lemoore on an innovative program to train new nurses – providing for all the students’ clinical rotations and nurse externships in all of Community’s hospitals. Students are mentored by seasoned nurses, working side-by-side with them providing direct patient care in a variety of clinical settings, including pediatric, burn and psychiatric care.


Turn to the One

A 30-second TV ad that features the spirit of Community Medical Centers' staff, physicians and patients.
 

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Measles 411

Dr. Gregory Hendey, UCSF Professor and Chief of Emergency Medicine gives information about measles — the signs, symptoms, history, the importance of immunization and what you should do if you think you have the virus.

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