Community Regional Medical Center

Primary stroke center gets Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission for second time

The Primary Stroke Center at Community Regional Medical Center has again earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.


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The Lairds' Gift

Brian Laird went to doctors with complaints of back and shoulder pain in 2010 as well as trouble breathing — three weeks later he was diagnosed with ALS — better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. This neuromuscular disease slowly steals away an individual's ability to function as the muscles in the body quit working. It was Brian's dream to raise funds to help create a world-class neurological center at Community Regional Medical Center, so people won't need to travel great distances to get the neurological care they need.

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First 5 renews commitment to Community’s asthma program

First 5 Fresno County renewed its commitment to Valley asthma sufferers by giving more than $110,000 to Community Regional Medical Center’s asthma program. This is the fourth consecutive year First 5 will fund the hospital’s Early Childhood Asthma Program.

The Lairds' Gift

In 2010, Brian Laird went to his doctors with back and shoulder pain and trouble breathing. The diagnosis was ALS – better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – and sadly, in less than two years the disease claimed Brian’s life.

Reactions to healthcare reform ruling from Community's CEO

Tim Joslin, CEO of Community Medical Centers

"Community Medical Centers has been in a leadership role in evolving and improving health care. We never assumed that the Affordable Care Act was going away. This law is an attempt to improve the health system but it doesn’t get us where we need to go. It doesn't ensure physicians and hospitals are adequately reimbursed, not just for our current patients but all the new ones we’ll see under Medi-Cal expansion. And it doesn’t address the unfunded mandates and regulations that impede the collaboration needed for innovation and cost-efficient care."

Nursing care beyond the basics

Registered nurse Reza Beheshti said he just couldn’t sign the discharge papers allowing a patient to walk away from Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department – and risk possible paralysis. Reza was compelled to offer more than medical care when he heard the man’s dilemma.

Top care for trauma injury

When mountain biker Michael Turner came into the Valley's only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, physicians knew this was going to be a special case. 


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Accident sends biker to higher level of care

When mountain biker Michael Turner came into the Valley's only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, physicians knew this was going to be a special case. Turner had a tree branch impaled through his neck — pressing on his carotid artery — that penetrated all the way into his skull. See how two ear, nose and throat surgeons used a military model to give Turner the best outcome from his injury.

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Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network

Community Medical Centers is the region's largest health care provider and private employer. It operates three acute-care hospitals — Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital — along with several long-term care, outpatient, other healthcare facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco.


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Community Medical Centers Hospital Network

Community Medical Centers is the region's largest health care provider and private employer. We operate three hospitals — Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital — several long-term care, outpatient, other health care facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco.

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