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NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Maternity services recognized for safety, quality 

    Posted 08/07/2017

    Community Regional Medical Center, the high-risk pregnancy and birthing center for a five-county region, earned all three of Healthgrades® distinctions in maternity care this year.   The national ratings organization recognized the downtown Fresno hospital with the 2017 Healthgrades...

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  • Fresno Police Officers reunite with baby boy they helped deliver 

    Posted 06/07/2017

    Officers Erik Sanders and Jeremy Demoss were nearing the end of their shift early Sunday morning when a frantic dad with his wife in labor pulled up near their patrol car and yelled for help.

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  • The woman who saves hundreds of babies turns to Fresno bariatric expert to save her life 

    Posted 04/04/2017

    Debbe Magnusen, founder of Project Cuddle, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to saving babies’ lives, turned to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to save her own life.   Magnusen’s Project Cuddle is well-known in Hollywood circles and among Oprah Winfrey show watchers for...

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Community at Work

  • CyberKnife upgraded to improve lung cancer treatment

    11/15/2016

    The CyberKnife® system at Community Regional’s Charles & Ann Matoian Oncology Unit, was upgraded in October to enhance treatment for early-stage lung cancer patients. The addition of a “Lung Optimizing Treatment” means most lung cases can be treated without needing invasive...

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  • Speeding cures for lung cancer

    11/15/2016

    Nearly 37 years of cigarette smoking finally caught up with Barbara Hernandez, 67. A routine CT scan before minor surgery for a deviated septum showed an orange-sized mass growing in her right lung.

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  • Home visits reduces ER visits for those with chronic lung problems

    12/09/2016

    One simple home visit by a health team to patients with severe asthma and pulmonary disease to check on why they keep missing doctors' appointments significantly improved their inhaler use and helped reduce emergency visits by 40%. The effort is part of Community Regional Medical Centers / UCSF...

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  • A small beginning with a big ending

    01/06/2017

    Ryan and Aimee Ledger will never forget Sept. 3, 2014. That day, the new parents welcomed their 1 lbs. 6 oz. son Ethan, born 14 weeks early at Community Regional Medical Center. And after 33 days of fighting for his life and overcoming many obstacles in the hospital’s Level 3 NICU, he passed...

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  • Investing in healthier futures

    04/28/2017

    Caring for Central Valley families requires more than just medical care. It means investing to attract the brightest medical minds, to expand horizons for children and to enhance support for patients. Last year, Community Medical Centers provided $214 million in uncompensated care, medical education...

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  • School partnership encourages an early interest in health

    05/02/2017

    Community Regional Medical Centers partnered with Birney Elementary School to get kids moving, reading and dreaming. Over the past two years, the hospital has donated sports equipment, books and academic incentives, and sponsored a field trip to expose students to healthcare careers.   Birney...

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  • Putting together the pieces for those in need

    08/14/2017

    Skyrocketing mental health emergency calls over the last decade have led to a strong hospital advocacy for more collaboration with Community Medical Centers spearheading efforts to provide more resources before people reach the crisis stage.

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  • Tackling the puzzling problems of mental health

    08/14/2017

    Mental illness strikes 20% of U.S. adults and Valley residents are at even greater risk for mental health breakdowns because of our region’s high rates of poverty and unemployment, low education levels, and environmental issues ranked among the worst in California. Local hospitals have long been...

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