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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a debilitating motorcross accident, orthopedic surgeon Peter Simonian helps Philip Sancken walk again.Back to Videos
Dr. Jeffrey Thomas arrives just in time to deliver a Clovis couple’s first baby.Back to Videos