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For years, Terry McMurtrey put off her mammogram because she had no family history of breast cancer. She waited six years between mammograms. Then the day before her mammogram at Clovis Community Medical Center’s Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, she felt something in her left breast.
No time to waste
The mammogram confirmed that something was amiss in her left breast. McMurtrey soon followed the mammogram with a breast ultrasound to get a more complete look and then a biopsy at the Radin Breast Care Center.
Community Medical Centers provided more than $186 million in uncompensated services and programs in fiscal year 2013-14, equivalent to nearly 16% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California.
Born weighing 1 lb. 12 oz., Ava Elizabeth Powell needed more than just the heroic actions of doctors and nurses at Community Regional Medical Center’s Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit to survive. She needed the constant and specialized monitoring of a HeRO.
Grateful for their healthcare careers that supported them over the years, Carl and Lulu Mitchell decided it was time to give back to Community Medical Centers. Through their foundation the Mitchells made a $1 million gift to Women’s and Children’s Services at Clovis Community Medical Center where Lulu worked as a registered nurse for years.
When Visalia resident Arthur Villareal was hit on his motorcycle, his wife Karen knew he needed to go to where she once worked as a nurse – Community Regional Medical Center’s Level 1 trauma center to receive top care. What she didn’t know, being so far from home, was the care she would also find for herself at Terry’s House.
Through a gift of real estate, Jim and Debbie Christian give $1.5 million to benefit Terry’s House.Back to Videos
Jim Christian has been involved with Terry’s House since its inception – with friend Jeff Kroeker he spearheaded efforts to build and fund the home away from home for families with critically ill or injured loved ones at Community Regional Medical Center. Now Jim and his wife Debbie have donated a piece of property worth $1.5 million to help seed an endowment for Terry’s House.
Thanks to donor-investor Brooke Ashjian, guests at Terry's House now have an electric car to shuttle them to and from seeing their loved ones in critical care at Community Regional Medical Center.Back to Videos
A devastating stroke sends Community Regional Medical Center trauma nurse Alan Collison back to his own hospital to receive lifesaving care at a moment's notice.Back to Videos
New mother Stephanie Stone spent months reading how best to care for her baby, but when little Mia was born, all the books in the world left her feeling helpless when it came to breastfeeding.
“I didn’t know what to do. I felt awful because it felt like I was starving her,” Stone said.
That’s when Stone turned to the Mother’s Resource Center at Community Regional Medical Center – the only place in central California where mothers can find top experts who specialize in helping new parents like Stone.