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This week on MedWatch Today – Watch Birney Elementary students get a taste of what a career in healthcare is really like, take a look at how Community’s Home Health Department helps patients in their own homes and more.
 

 

NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Lifetime achievements of UCSF Fresno doctors honored by peers  

    Posted 11/22/2017

    Four longtime UCSF Fresno faculty members were honored this past week by their peers at the Fresno Madera Medical Society’s annual awards gala.

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  • Community Regional cath lab meets highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care 

    Posted 10/25/2017

    Community Regional Medical Center’s catheterization (cath) lab recently earned full accreditation for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence™ (ACE™). Cardiac cath is a procedure that examines how well the heart is working by...

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  • Community Regional’s Pediatric ICU turns one 

    Posted 10/19/2017

    September 2017 marked the very special first birthday of the hospital’s PICU. In its first 12 months, 300 children, aged 18 to infancy, were admitted into the PICU – more than half with respiratory problems. Another 10% of those small patients were admitted for seizures. The Community...

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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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