Community Regional Medical Center

Man beats odds, emergency stent plugs burst aorta

When Robert Oberg got the news more than a decade ago that he had a bulging aorta that was likely to burst, he decided to take his chances that it wouldn’t.

Community Regional Medical Center

We provide central California residents with the highest level of care available in the region. Our affiliation with University of California San Francisco Medical School – one of the top medical schools in the nation – gives you access to some of the brightest medical specialists in the country.

Living without a pulse

Jose Zabalza, a 53-year-old father of three had been prepared to die this year as his heart began to give out and it became increasingly difficult just to walk across his living room. But new technology is giving him a second chance, and letting the Fresno man make tentative plans to camp again with his three children and spouse.

Cardiologists’ gift pumps up Clovis hospital and downtown services

California Heart Medical Associates (CHMA) pledged $100,000 last month to Community Medical Centers, targeting half for the Clovis Community Medical Center expansion and half for cardiovascular services at Community Regional Medical Center. 

Doctor’s good deed in Emergency Department noticed

It takes special people to work in the ED at the Valley’s only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center – and Dr. Ed Lowder is one of them.

A clinical faculty and emergency medicine physician working over the recent holiday weekend, he didn’t tell anyone the kind deed he did – but one of his co-workers found out.

Rocker Eddie Money Visits Community Regional

Patients at Community Regional Medical Center felt like they had “two tickets to paradise” when singer, Eddie Money visited the 9th floor neuroscience unit and 6th floor Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center at the downtown hospital before his Dec. 2 concert at the Tower Theatre in Fresno. A portion of the proceeds from Money's acoustic "Very Special Christmas Show," benefited the Dan Brown Legacy Fund.


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Community Regional Medical Center

We are located on a 58-acre campus in downtown Fresno and is an academic-affiliated medical center with more than 600 beds. Its 56,000-square-foot emergency department is one of the largest in California, and it is home to the region's only comprehensive burn and Level I trauma centers.

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Community Regional Lung Nodule Program expedites lung cancer treatment

When her cough wouldn’t go away last February, Anetta “Jane” Edwards’ primary care physician ordered an X-ray, which confirmed her worst fear – lung cancer.  Next came a CAT scan and a lung biopsy that left her in the ICU in a south Valley hospital for days.


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A house. A home.

Gary Scelzi, four-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) champion, talks about Terry's House and why it's so important for patients and their families. 

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Terry’s House construction gains momentum

There’s a lot happening at the corner of Fresno and R streets in downtown Fresno. Where just five months ago stood a dirt lot, now stands a nearly finished house. And not just any house – Terry’s House – a 17,000-square-foot, two-story home that will lodge families whose loved ones are receiving critical care at Community Regional Medical Center.