Do you know the signs of a stroke? Think FAST.

Local interior design company owner Kay Garabedian got lucky the evening a large clot lodged in her brain. Lucky her good friend and business partner was there and knew the signs of a stroke. Lucky she got to a hospital right away. And lucky that first hospital sent her to Community Regional Medical Center, which had the expertise and technology to remove the clot from her brain.

Ekso Robot Demonstration

 Allen Prahl, physical therapist with Community Regional Medical Center, practices using the Ekso GT during a demonstration at the hospital. This technology helps people with lower extremity paralysis or hemiparesis due to neurological disorders such as a stroke or spinal cord injury walk.

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Stroke Survivor Alan Collison

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.

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Care for the Caregiver

Community Regional Medical Center Chaplain Dave DiPalma had a mini-stroke while working on floor 9W neuroscience and the nursing staff there helped get DiPalma the care he needed fast.

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Dan Brown Legacy Fund PSA

Fresno State football coach Pat Hill and the family of the late defensive coordinator Dan Brown urge you to contribute to the Dan Brown Legacy Fund.

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We are proud to offer one of the most advanced neuroscience centers in California. From simple headaches to more complex diagnoses, such as epilepsy and brain tumors, our neurosciences team has the expertise to treat the full spectrum of conditions. Other disorders commonly seen at the center include memory loss, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and strokes.

Community Regional helps other hospitals save stroke patients’ lives

Community Regional Medical Center’s Stroke Center will help save more stroke patients throughout the Valley as well as give them better outcomes because of expanded outreach to outlying hospitals in the region.

Community Regional earns clinical excellence in several areas

Besides drawing patients from all over the region to its Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Community Regional Medical Center is also home to a joint replacement program, stroke program and Level 1 trauma center that have earned top marks in clinical quality from outside agencies.

Stroke Program

Community Regional Medical Center was the first hospital in the Valley to be certified as a primary stroke center, earning the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission. This certification reflects the commitment to front-line stroke care in central California, and is critical because it means patients can count on Community Regional to deliver the highest level of stroke care across the continuum of care. In addition, a committed team of highly competent staff lead efforts in achieving and maintaining this unique designation.


As the Valley’s only neuroscience “Center of Excellence,” we have a neurology program that offers prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment for a wide-range of neurological disorders like: