Friday, August 10, 2012 5:43 PM

Trustees approve state-of-the-art education center at Clovis Community

The Clovis Community Medical Center expansion just got bigger, with approval from Community Medical Centers’ Board of Trustees for the construction of a Health & Education Conference Center.  The center will help provide health education – part of Community Medical Centers’ mission – and accommodate the educational needs of physicians, employees, patients and families.

Artist's rendering of the Health & Education Conference Center at Clovis Community

“The Health & Education Conference Center is a great addition to our expansion project for our physicians, staff and patients. It aligns with our mission to promote medical education and improve the health status of our Valley,” said Clovis Community CEO Craig Castro. “I’m extremely proud our generous donors made this Center possible with ‘gifts from the heart’ and continue to support our expansion in so many ways.”

Community's donor-investors who have supported the Health & Education Conference Center are:

  • Dave & Barbara Archer/Target Constructors Inc.
  • Michael & Barbara Berberian
  • The Borba Families
  • David & Marilyn Britz
  • Craig & Alexandria Castro
  • Jerry Cook/Grundfos Manufacturing Corporation
  • Dave & Susie Henderson/Henderson Architectural Group Inc.
  • Tracy A. Kiritani
  • Pathology Associates
  • Leon S. Peters Foundation
  • Pete P. Peters Foundation
  • Radin Foundation
  • The Roggenstein Family/Forward Advantage Inc.
  • Dick & Pat Wetnight

The Board’s decision adds this project to the work already underway on the Clovis Community campus. Scheduled to be completed in late 2013 – the entire $300 million expansion and renovation will nearly double the hospital’s capacity to 204 private rooms – making Clovis Community the first full-service hospital in the area with all-private rooms. Not originally planned as part of the expansion project, the education conference center was made possible by more than $4.2 million in philanthropic gifts.

The center will be located near the hospital’s main entrance. Features include an auditorium with more than 200 seats, a 100-seat foyer with monitors displaying screen presentations from the auditorium, a 50-seat conference room and two smaller conference rooms, two computer training rooms, technology that allows for streaming audio and video from the hospital’s inpatient surgery suites for ‘live from the OR’ presentations, a food service area for catering needs and administrative space.

Seminars at the center will cover topics including mother/baby classes, diabetes management, weight-loss and other Clovis Community services. It will also be used for staff education and training, medical staff meetings and a wide range of clinical educational conferences including those with nationally recognized lecturers.

Jennifer Avila-Allen and Nicole Germano reported this story. They can be reached at