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UCSF trauma educator and surgeon remembered

Steven N. Parks MD,  Professor of Clinical Surgery and Chairman of the UCSF Fresno’s department of surgery at Community Regional Medical Center died at home on Aug. 21, 2010. He was 67. Dr. Parks was credited with establishing a standardized system of trauma care in the central San Joaquin Valley.

Clovis hospital project promises jobs, better care

When construction of the five-story bed tower at Clovis Community Medical Center is finished, it will be the tallest building in the city.

At 90 feet, the bed tower will be taller than the Comfort Suites on Clovis Avenue. And it may be taller than the city water towers, city officials said.

Fresno treats English patient's kin like royals

Marina Hambly was a continent away from her London home, vacationing with her family at Yosemite National Park, when her husband had a massive stroke. While he recovered in a Fresno hospital, people took extraordinary steps to give Hambly and her 11-month-old daughter a home away from home.

California HealthCare Foundation pledge will boost patient education and outreach

Patients and their families at Community Regional Medical Center and Community Behavioral Health Center will benefit thanks to a $100,000 pledge from the California HealthCare Foundation.

This is the first year of a two-year pledge that will enhance patient education in cardiovascular services at Community Regional and assist the Behavioral Health Center with its outreach efforts.

Legacy of late Fresno State football coach to benefit new Neuroscience Institute

Fresno State’s head football coach Pat Hill announced a fund to honor the memory of his longtime friend and coaching colleague Dan Brown who died of brain cancer. The Dan Brown Legacy Fund supports the Central California Neuroscience Institute at Community Regional Medical Center.

Clovis Community’s new bed tower ‘tops out’

Clovis Community Medical Center reached a milestone as the last steel beam on the new 5-story bed tower was hoisted and put in place. Community executives and many from Clark Construction signed the beam prior to its placement on the 90-foot high bed tower.

A woman of ultimate generosity

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.

Longtime hospital leader honored as Community’s “Ultimate”

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.

Dr. Kaups acts as an educator, giver and ultimate hero

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.