Community Regional Medical Center

Community Regional labor and delivery nurse wins Mother of the Year

When you think of “mom” a dozen images rush to your mind – and this year’s Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Mother of the Year” winner Julie Christopherson is the epitome of those images – home, family, church, work, community, charity, understanding, empathy and love.

New spiritual ‘basic training’ for hospital chaplains

Dave DiPalma, chaplain intern for Community Medical Centers isn’t afraid of silence.

“Sometimes the most meaningful things happen, when I say something, and then the patient says something, and I’m just kind of waiting to see what they want to talk about next.”

This is just one of the skills he’s learning thanks to his enrollment in Clinical Pastoral Education classes.

Registered nurses achieve advanced degrees

As the graduation march “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play at the Save Mart Center on April 21, a flood of emotions went through Tina Gulbronsen.

“It was surreal,” said Gulbronsen, Community Regional Medical Center’s director of nursing administration. “I saw the bachelor of nursing flag bearer walking down the aisle to lead us and it was amazing.”

High-tech communication tool helps patients’ understanding

Benjamin J. Steinberg D.O. found when explaining complicated surgical procedures of gynecological problems to his patients that words weren’t enough – especially for patients who might not be proficient in English or have a great understanding of the body’s structures. So Dr. Steinberg turned to a new tool – interactive computer animation -- for help communicating complex diagnosis and anatomy.

Humana gift helps Community Connections reduce emergency visits

Kasey Kure, 33, used to visit Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department about once a week because of seizures and other medical problems. He lived occasionally on friends’ couches, but mostly on the street or in a shelter and he didn’t have a regular doctor or money to pay for medication – until he met Xochitl Valenzuela, an outreach specialist with the hospital’s Community Connections program.

NICU babies benefit from Fansler Foundation gift

Thanks to a $100,000 gift from the Fansler Foundation babies in Community Regional Medical Center’s Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have a little more elbow room to help their healing.

The NICU expanded in 2011 – from 65- to 84-beds – making it one of the largest in California. Work completed on the expanded unit includes updated countertops, painting, flooring and equipment.

Happy Doctors Day!

March 30 is Doctors Day. Here's what some Community Medical Centers' employees had to say ...

Community Regional nationally recognized for hip and knee replacement surgery

Community Regional Medical Center has been selected by Blue Shield of California to be the Central Valley’s Preferred Center for CalPERS HMO plan members who need non-emergent knee or hip replacement surgery. To be designated by Blue Shield as a Preferred Center for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery, a facility and surgeon must  also provide high-quality care cost-effectively. Community Regional was the only Central Valley hospital selected in its service area.


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For stroke – Think F.A.S.T.

Dr. Warwick, medical director of the stroke program at Community Regional Medical Center, explains the possible signs and symptoms of a stroke — and a way to remember them.

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Community loses its biggest fan

Community Medical Centers has lost one of our iconic supporters; Pete P. Peters passed away peacefully at his Fresno countryside home this week.