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Sherri Evert has poured her heart into Clovis health care from her earliest memories. At the age of 10 she began her philanthropic endeavors by selling home-made lemonade with her best friend at Cole and 3rd streets in Clovis. Together they donated their profit to the building fund for the soon-to-be Clovis Hospital built on Dewitt and Sierra avenues.
When it comes to the title “Ultimate People” anyone who knows registered nurse Bruce Kinder understands how he falls into this category.
Kinder is one of those rare people that, “If he walked off a cliff, we’d follow him, no question,” says longtime colleague Lynn Bennink. He leads by example and would never expect more from anyone else than he does himself, she said.
Behind the doors of the emergency department, Dr. Krista L. Kaups concentrates with precision as she works to save lives. Besides her passion and talents as a physician, she also has compassion to help in other ways.
Dr. Kaups is the Health Sciences clinical professor of surgery UCSF Fresno, the director of surgical intensive care unit Community Regional and the program director Surgical Critical Care Fellowship UCSF Fresno.
You could say that Dr. Mark Cunningham loves a thrill – the thrill of the outdoors, back packing through foreign countries, skydiving and bungee jumping.
“Once you fall it’s fine. It’s just getting to that first jump,” Dr. Cunningham said.
If there’s one thing Gary Scelzi knows, it’s cars, and the four-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) champion is sharing his automobile expertise and a bit of his racing history at this year’s Belmont Concours d’Eleganza – a car and motorcycle show and competition in Fresno.
The walls will soon go up on Terry’s House as 10 volunteers from the Michael R. Tolladay Corporation and nine Vulcan cement trucks poured 80 yards of concrete on May 21. Terry’s House, a two-story home within walking distance of the main entrance to Community Regional Medical Center, will accommodate patients’ families who have nowhere to stay or cannot afford hotels.
The massive expansion of Clovis Community Medical Center is just what the local economy and the development of the city needs, said business people, politicians and economic development officials at a June 2 breakfast meeting.
Community Medical Centers is pushing ahead with major expansion plans for its Clovis hospital, despite tough economic times that have put some hospitals at risk of going out of business. The sour economy has led to perhaps the biggest need for donor-investors in Community’s 113-year history, and a familiar family is helping to answer the need.