The Transfusion Service at Community Regional Medical Center, also known as the hospital Blood Bank, has once again earned accreditation by the world's premier professional body representing blood collection facilities and hospital transfusion services – the AABB. Once called the American Association of Blood Banks, this organization’s voluntary program contributes to the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood. Pathologist David Slater, Community Regional laboratory medical director and Community Medical Centers’ board member said accreditation by the AABB means an organization's commitment to safe and effective transfusion medicine is at the highest standard of practice.
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery program this spring, marking 8,925 total bariatric procedures performed. The program is the busiest bariatric program in California with high marks from regulatory agencies and organizations that track and rate medical quality.
Everyone loves breakfast foods, yet if we skip a meal during the day it is usually breakfast. I am guessing most of us tend to value those two or three rounds of rudely interrupted “snooze” alarm sleep more than that first meal of the day. Why do we do that to ourselves, when we hear all the time that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
California’s November ballot is crowded with 17 initiatives – but one that is of particular interest to Community Medical Centers is Proposition 52, the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act.
Hospitals like ours comprise more than a quarter of the nearly 1,000 organizations that support Proposition 52. There’s a reason. Medi-Cal has been a successful cornerstone of...