Community Regional Medical Center

Interactive TVs engage patients in their healing

The GetWell Network turns the television in patients’ rooms throughout Community Medical Centers' three hospitals into an entertainment and education portal where they can watch video education courses and view discharge instructions tailored just for them – in English or Spanish. Such technology shows patients and their families exactly what improvements they must achieve to be discharged and how to make sure healing continues at home, with videos on how to care for stitches and take their follow-up medication.

Helping expectant moms cope with diabetes

Typically, when one thinks of pregnancy, babies, booties and bassinets come to mind, but for Jonah Yap-De Jesus at 34-weeks along, so do glucose monitors, test strips and insulin.


The Christians' Gift

Through a gift of real estate, Jim and Debbie Christian give $1.5 million to benefit Terry’s House.

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$1.5 million gift provides brighter future for Terry’s House

Jim Christian has been involved with Terry’s House since its inception – with friend Jeff Kroeker he spearheaded efforts to build and fund the home away from home for families with critically ill or injured loved ones at Community Regional Medical Center. Now Jim and his wife Debbie have donated a piece of property worth $1.5 million to help seed an endowment for Terry’s House.

Improving care for burn patients also saves costs

A new temporary skin substitute is helping burn patients at Community Regional Medical Center to heal faster with less pain and return home more quickly. It’s also saving the hospital more than $531,000 annually as part of an ongoing program to reduce expenses while improving care.


Community Connections

Outreach specialists at Community Regional Medical Center’s Community Connections program work to connect homeless in the Central Valley with the health services they so desperately need.

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Triathlete Triumphs Over Head Trauma

During the Bass Lake Triathlon in 2013, Tammy Sears took a sharp turn with her bike and slammed into the pavement. Lucky for her, one of the riders right behind her was Scott Browar, a nurse from Clovis Community Medical Center who was able to help stabilize her spine until an ambulance arrived to take her to the Level 1 trauma center in Fresno, Community Regional Medical Center.

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Fitness is a few steps away for hospital employees

Laura Acevedo, an executive secretary at Community Regional Medical Center, had never stepped foot in a gym before she began working out at the hospital’s new employee fitness center. Now after months of hitting the gym daily at 5:30 a.m. she’s 16 pounds slimmer, has lost 30 inches and had to go shopping for new clothes.

Community Regional: Destination for high-risk mothers and babies

Brianna Hafen was 29 weeks into her pregnancy and vacationing five hours from her Valley home when her water broke unexpectedly. Through Community Regional Medical Center’s maternal transport program she was able to return home to receive comprehensive care for both her and her unborn baby.


Ekso Robot Demonstration

 Allen Prahl, physical therapist with Community Regional Medical Center, practices using the Ekso GT during a demonstration at the hospital. This technology helps people with lower extremity paralysis or hemiparesis due to neurological disorders such as a stroke or spinal cord injury walk.

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