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Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern made his way from Community Regional Medical Center amid an outpouring of appreciation and support from family, friends, and row and rows of firefighters. Dern was rushed to the Leon S. Peters Burn Center after he was injured falling through the roof of a burning house in March. Burned over 70 percent of his body, he spent 165 days at Community Regional. He thanked his care team, fellow firefighters, the community and nation for their support.
If it wasn’t a broken bone or a sprained ankle, athletes were often encouraged to “shake it off” or “tough it out” and get back in the game. But that’s not the approach at Community Regional Medical Center where health professionals have partnered with others in the community to create a Concussion Consortium. Its goal: to educate local pediatricians and youth sports coaches about the signs and dangers of concussions – especially on developing brains.
Clovis Community Medical Center opened its five-story bed tower, marking a major milestone in an expansion and renovation project that will make it the only comprehensive hospital in the area with all-private rooms. Other major improvements now open include additional labor and delivery rooms, a Level 2 neonatal intensive care unit, state-of-the-art surgical suites, da Vinci® robotic technology, a new parking structure, a redesigned lobby and a new dining area.
Medical Imaging/Radiology & Lab – We house the region's first 128-Slice CT scanner which performs detailed cardiac imaging of a beating heart, reducing the need for heart-slowing beta-blocker drugs and offering the lowest possible radiation exposure and twice as fast heart images. This state-of-the-art CT scanner includes the widest bore and highest weight limit for the table to better accommodate our bariatric patients.
Melvin Bell’s life nearly came to an end when he and two friends were in a car accident in Chowchilla. Pulled from the wreckage – with burns over 70% of his body – he was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center where the Leon S. Peters Burn Center Team worked around the clock to save his life.Back to Videos
Janice Kashimba watched in shocked disbelief as her 32-year-old daughter Tracey Kashimba took a few steps on her own for the first time in her life. Tracey was leaning on a walker, but she was taking these first steps by herself and grinning ear to ear with delight. Janice immediately called her husband and family to notify them of the exciting news.
Alice A. Peters, a longtime and generous donor-investor in Community Medical Centers, passed away on Jan. 24 at the age of 97.
After a motor vehicle accident took away his ability to walk, talk and eat all on his own, find out how the Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center was there to help this determined patient gain his strength back, one movement at a time.Back to Videos
At 25 years old Rob Villa awoke to flames engulfing his home and burning more than 85% of his body. See how this survivor’s determination allowed him to fight back in his ongoing recovery at the Leon S. Peters Burn Center.Back to Videos
Many of us participate in activities that some think are risky, but for many it’s a way of life. Meet one lady with a passion for horses, who believes “If you fall off, just get back on.”Back to Videos