Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital

International appointment for bariatric surgeon Kelvin Higa

Dr. Kelvin Higa, medical director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Program, was recently elected President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). Dr. Higa specializes in difficult and challenging cases and is considered an expert on bariatric revision surgery.

New Sterile Processing Saves 85,000 Gallons a year

A new $50,000 sterile processing system just installed at Community Regional Medical Center will save and estimated 85,000 gallons a year in water. It’s one of several water-saving measures Community’s hospitals have adopted during California’s historic drought.

Fresno Heart & Surgical earns top quality ratings again

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was once again awarded a 3-star rating for open heart surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Community’s Sustainability Team find new ways to reduce waste

As part of the national Healthier Hospitals Initiative, Community Medical Centers’ leaders have committed to raising awareness of the connections between negative impacts on environment and public health. The national collaborative of hospitals shares best practices on sustainability, energy-savings, safer chemicals, smarter purchasing and healthier food options.

CEO Joslin urges Congress to revise funding for physician training

Today Community Medical Centers’ CEO Tim Joslin testified at the House Ways and Means Committee’s rural healthcare hearing in Washington, D.C., where he urged Congress to revise its process for funding graduate medical education.

Getting charged up about cleaner air

The San Joaquin Valley Air basin historically has been among the most polluted in the nation with an average of 153 unhealthy ozone days a year in the late 1990s through 2005. While the air has become much cleaner with fewer particulates and lower ozone levels the last decade, the Valley still has pockets of intense pollution – last year, Clovis tied for second most bad ozone days in the nation.

Recognition 8 years in a row for top patient experience

For an eighth consecutive year, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has earned Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award for consistently delivering care that patients’ rate as exceptional.

Doctor's Day 2015

Community Medical Centers celebrates Doctor's Day 2015 and thanks our physicians for their hard work and dedication.

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