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Time lost is brain lost – that’s what the specialists at Community Regional Medical Center’s stroke unit say. But for patient Kevin Tredway, time saved was brain saved, and he let Healthcare Heroes viewers get a glimpse of his recovery process.
It’s been a few months since Carl Booker’s cath lab procedure was filmed by nationally-syndicated reality TV show Healthcare Heroes. Dr. Bipin Joshi performed the catheter procedure in September to help Booker’s congestive heart failure. Now Booker is able to get around better and is doing well.
To learn more about how to live with congestive heart failure, read on:
When it comes to heart attack – minutes count – and the good news for Valley patients is Community Regional Medical Center takes fewer minutes than most when measuring time for emergency cardiac care.
This measurement is called “door-to-balloon,” starting at the time a patient comes into the emergency department and ending when a catheter guide wire crosses the culprit lesion in the cardiac cath lab.
When he got sick, Marty Nunes didn’t expect anything more than the flu. When his wife Kimberly decorated the tree, she didn’t expect to celebrate Christmas in March. Their 7-year-old son Matthew didn’t expect a daily visit to the hospital to be part of his after-school routine. And the entire Nunes family didn’t expect to spend almost three months praying for a miracle – but they did.
The football-sized tumor on the back of Brent Jackson’s right thigh was a puzzle to the surgeon and pathologist who examined it at Community Regional Medical Center in a January biopsy surgery that was featured on the nationally syndicated Healthcare Heroes TV show. It turned out to be an aggressive muscle cancer usually found in children.
For countless parents of children with HIV or full-blown AIDS, and for 80% of the adults in Fresno County with the deadly immune deficiency, Dr. Simon Paul has been a true hero. And now the American Red Cross is recognizing the medical director of Community Medical Centers’ Special Services program as such with its 2010 “Real Heroes” award for health care.
Community Regional Medical Center physicians, staff, administration and donor-investors celebrated the opening of the new $25 million, 79,534-square-foot Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center.
A skiing accident sends a patient to the Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center at Community Regional with a head injury.Back to Videos