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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 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.
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.
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.
Recognized nationally as a top facility for patient satisfaction and high quality outcomes, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was recently awarded a 3-star rating for coronary artery bypass graft with aortic valve replacement from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
Accessing your health information just became easier with Community Medical Centers’ MyChart electronic health records designed to let patients access their information online.
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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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.
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.