Clovis Community Medical Center

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.

A family challenges others to support hospital expansion

A few months ago during the holiday season, Clovis Community Medical Center got a huge surprise gift under its tree from Greg and Karen Musson, Linda Salwasser and local agriculture company – Gar Tootelian, Inc.

Endoscopy Center

Endoscopy uses tube-like instruments, called endoscopes, to allow your doctor to look inside your body. Flexible endoscopes equipped with video cameras can be used to view the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tracts.

Several diagnostic and therapeutic interventions can be done endoscopically. The potential to combine diagnosis and therapy in one procedure gives endoscopy a significant advantage over procedures that provide only imaging (i.e., X-ray contrast studies, CT, MRI.)

Hospital system’s “community benefits:" $134 million

Community Medical Centers provided nearly $134 million in uncompensated services to the medically underserved in fiscal year 2010/2011, equivalent to more than 12 percent of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.

Clovis Community employee honored by Department of Defense

 Jill Kienow, obstetrics manager at Clovis Community Medical Center, was honored with the “Patriot Award” from the United States Department of Defense.

FAQ

Q. Will I need to have Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) after my hysterectomy?

A. It depends on your age and ovarian status. After a hysterectomy, most women take hormones until their early fifties, but the number drops to about 10% after that. The decision for or against HRT is an individual one, and your surgeon will help you make that choice.

HGA architects give $20,000 to Clovis Community expansion

HGA, the architecture firm that designed the Clovis Community Medical Center expansion, renewed their commitment to the construction project with another $20,000 gift. Once completed in 2013, the $300 million expansion and renovation project will nearly double the hospital’s capacity and make Clovis Community the only full-service hospital in the area with all private rooms.

Occupational safety team saves $2.5M on Clovis Community expansion

Two women in pink hardhats with eagle eyes, strict safety regulations in hand and a willingness to scale tall scaffolding are saving Community Medical Centers millions. Registered Nurse Peggy McGinnis and Cathie Kirk make surprise inspections, sometimes at night, administer drug tests and scold seasoned construction workers into wearing hard hats and safety glasses at all times on the Clovis Community Medical Center’s expansion job site.

Types of Hysterectomies

There are a variety of surgical techniques for hysterectomy surgeries including minimally invasive techniques and traditional surgery. Talk to your doctor to find out if minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery is right for you.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy