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Collaboration and expertise are key to developing a bariatric surgery program that tops the state in volumes, low costs – and year after year earns top 5-star ratings.
For a fourth consecutive year, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received HealthGrades® Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, placing it among the top 5% nationwide for the weight-loss procedure.
Tim Joslin, CEO of Community Medical Centers
"Community Medical Centers has been in a leadership role in evolving and improving health care. We never assumed that the Affordable Care Act was going away. This law is an attempt to improve the health system but it doesn’t get us where we need to go. It doesn't ensure physicians and hospitals are adequately reimbursed, not just for our current patients but all the new ones we’ll see under Medi-Cal expansion. And it doesn’t address the unfunded mandates and regulations that impede the collaboration needed for innovation and cost-efficient care."
Community Medical Centers is the region's largest health care provider and private employer. It operates three acute-care hospitals — Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital — along with several long-term care, outpatient, other healthcare facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco.
Community Medical Centers is the region's largest health care provider and private employer. We operate three hospitals — Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital — several long-term care, outpatient, other health care facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco.Back to Videos
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is one of two hospitals in California to receive HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award for five consecutive years at the top 5% level.
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital bariatric surgeon Saber Ghiassi led a study through Stanford University that found morbidly obese patients who had gastric bypass surgery were able to significantly reduce their medications for hypertension and diabetes at a year after surgery – which led to a big drop in health care costs. Forty-year-old Paul Ferguson of Fresno’s story serves as an example of real results. He lost more than 200 pounds through gastric bypass surgery more than a year ago, and no longer needs his medications for diabetes and hypertension.
March 30 is Doctors Day. Here's what some Community Medical Centers' employees had to say ...
It’s not common knowledge, but when it comes to surgery, knowing your blood volume could be critical. Until recently there hasn’t been a quick or easy way to measure blood volumes right before surgery.
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.
The Commission on Cancer of the American Cancer Society has recently granted a “Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation” to Community Medical Centers, which includes Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital and the California Cancer Center.