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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

  • 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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  • Practical advice for parents worried about teen mental health

    08/21/2017

    Dr. Sarah Stender, with UCSF Fresno and Community Regional Medical Center’s pediatric department, is the Valley’s only board certified adolescent medicine physician. The years that can be most difficult for parents are also tough on teens themselves, she said, as they try to navigate huge...

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  • Teaching doctors to spot the warning signs

    08/21/2017

    The World Health Organization counts depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide. “Yet in three years of the typical internal medicine residency there are zero minutes of required mental health training,” said Shawn Hersevoort, a psychiatrist with UCSF Fresno. “And the OB...

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