Clovis Community Medical Center

Clovis Community’s new bed tower ‘tops out’

Clovis Community Medical Center reached a milestone as the last steel beam on the new 5-story bed tower was hoisted and put in place. Community executives and many from Clark Construction signed the beam prior to its placement on the 90-foot high bed tower.


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Double Mastectomy

With a family history of breast cancer, Jennifer Costello is taking extreme measures to get rid of her cancer risk. After finding a cancerous lump in one breast, she's taking extreme measures — rather than have a lumpectomy and follow up radiation, she’s opted for a double mastectomy and then breast reconstruction.

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Patient puts up fight with double mastectomy, breast reconstruction

Jennifer Costello has “kicked cancer butt” as she vowed to do March 3 before she underwent a double mastectomy and the initial stage of breast reconstruction surgery at Clovis Community Medical Center. She’s completely cancer free with no need for any follow-up radiation or chemotherapy.

Longtime emergency nurse Freet anxious for Clovis expansion

Randy Freet’s path to a nursing career wasn’t a typical one – but it appears that path led him to the right place. Freet has spent his entire 32-year nursing career with Community Medical Centers, including 12 years at the former Sierra Community Hospital and 20 at Clovis Community Medical Center.

EDC breakfast builds excitement for Clovis hospital expansion

The massive expansion of Clovis Community Medical Center is just what the local economy and the development of the city needs, said business people, politicians and economic development officials at a June 2 breakfast meeting.

Herwaldt family helps Clovis Community expand its reach

Community Medical Centers is pushing ahead with major expansion plans for its Clovis hospital, despite tough economic times that have put some hospitals at risk of going out of business. The sour economy has led to perhaps the biggest need for donor-investors in Community’s 113-year history, and a familiar family is helping to answer the need.

A clear breast exam, a big relief

There can be a few anxious moments as a woman waits for that first follow-up mammogram after having breast cancer surgery.  That was true for Theresa Polzien who shared her story with Healthcare Heroes television viewers.

Family gets Christmas miracle in March

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.

Ortho surgery gets injured skier back to black diamond runs

It was a cool, crisp morning last January when Katrina Harman skied down the slopes at Sierra Summit near Shaver Lake. At the Double Black Diamond run (expert only), she stopped, whipped out her phone and dialed orthopedic surgeon Peter Simonian at Simonian Sports Medicine Clinic in Fresno. She never expected the man who made possible her return to the Black Diamond to answer her call.