​Bob Smittcamp family gifts $10 million for neurosciences at Community

The Robert (Bob) Smittcamp family of Fresno has donated $10 million to advance neurosciences at Community Medical Centers.

Combined with a 2016 gift, the Smittcamp family contributions to the hospital system total more than $11 million. The earlier gift helped expand Community’s neuroscience program, remodel the neuroscience intensive care unit at Community Regional Medical Center, and provide specialized stroke training to the nursing staff.

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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.

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7 Ways to Prevent a Stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, but 80% of all strokes are preventable. The team at Community Regional Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center say it’s important to not only know how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of stroke, but also how to manage your risk factors to lower your chances of developing one.

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