Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital

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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Turn to the One

A 30-second TV ad that features the spirit of Community Medical Centers' staff, physicians and patients.
 

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Community earns ‘Top Performer’ status from leading national accreditor

Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital have been recognized as 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission – the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Clovis Community and Fresno Heart & Surgical are two of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

Sharing bariatric expertise internationally

When Dr. Andreé Kühnhardt wanted to further his surgical learning, his mentors at the suburban Madrid hospital in Spain where he practices recommended flying to Fresno to study under bariatric surgeon Kelvin Higa at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.

Fresno Heart & Surgical earns second recognition for top intensive care

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s cardiovascular staff has earned honors for a second time as one of the top intensive care units in the country. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recognized exceptional care at the hospital with a silver Beacon Award of Excellence.

Epidemic of ‘Diabesity’ meets its match

Minimally invasive gastric bypass procedures that have long been associated with successful long term weight-loss are now proving to provide improvement or resolution to diabetes. A 10-year study by the doctors at the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Program at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital shows 4 out of 5 of their patients are cured of their diabetes.

Growing Chaplains for the Valley

Hospital patients respond better to care when their spiritual needs are addressed, but until recently the closest chaplain training program was three hours away. To fill that need, Community collaborated with local hospitals, faith-based educators and Stanford University to establish Clinical Pastoral Education of Central California.