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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.
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.
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.Back to Videos
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.Back to Videos
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.
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.
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.Back to Videos
You wouldn’t give your heart to just anyone, something this critical deserves the highest level of care. Communality Regional Medical Center is worthy of your heart.Back to Videos
Thanks to donor-investor Brooke Ashjian, guests at Terry's House now have an electric car to shuttle them to and from seeing their loved ones in critical care at Community Regional Medical Center.Back to Videos
Hospital patients respond better to care when their spiritual needs are addressed, but until recently the closest chaplain training program was three hours away. To fill that need, Community collaborated with local hospitals, faith-based educators and Stanford University to establish Clinical Pastoral Education of Central California.