Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital

Bariatric surgery Q&A with Dr. Kelvin Higa

While the average person may not realize the world-class expertise Dr. Kelvin Higa brings to his patients at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, those involved in the world of bariatric medicine see it very clearly.


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Happy Doctor's Day 2014

Happy Doctors Day 2014 from the team at Community Medical Centers.

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Hospital system’s community benefits: $152 million

Community Medical Centers provided nearly $152 million in uncompensated services and programs in fiscal year 2012/2013, equivalent to 12% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.

Community has historically spent more on uncompensated community benefits than all other Fresno-area hospitals combined. And, some years, nearly double the combined total of other area hospitals.

Top recognition earned on key clinical quality measures

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was named “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. 


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Ultimate People: Dr. Gloria Jimenez

Dr. Gloria Jimenez, hospitalist, chair of medicine and lead physician of the Community Hospitalist Medical Group at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is one of Community Medical Foundation's Ultimate People of 2013.

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Community’s Ultimate People 2013

Going “above and beyond,” “talented,” “a heart for customer service” and “untiring volunteer efforts,” are just some words used to describe Community Medical Foundation's Ultimate People 2013. Each year, Community honors several Ultimate People who are committed to supporting the healthcare network, its mission and helping to create a culture of philanthropy. 

InformationWeek names Community a top 500 technology innovator

Community Medical Centers made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of top technology innovators in the U.S. According to InformationWeek magazine, this year’s theme is digital business rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies.

Bariatric program earns 5-stars, ranks in top 5% – for a fifth year

For a fifth consecutive year, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received Healthgrades® Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award and a five-star rating, placing it among the top 5% nationwide for metabolic and bariatric surgery.


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Fresno Heart & Surgical Nurses Week

Nurses Week 2013 at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.

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Fresno Heart & Surgical is among the nation’s top 5% for amazing patient experience

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award for a sixth consecutive year and is among the nation’s top 5% for consistently delivering care that patients’ rate as exceptional.