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Employee News & Views

Why I Signed Up For Stop The Bleed Training

Posted 11/22/2017
Employee News & Views By Community Medical Centers

When I found out that Community was offering free Stop the Bleed training courses to all of its employees, I signed up immediately and rallied a few of my colleagues to join as well. Who doesn’t enjoy a little team bonding while learning to save lives?

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We’re Filling Stockings with Books for our Annual Children’s Book Drive

Posted 11/20/2017
Employee News & Views By Community Medical Centers

In keeping with Community’s mission to serve the region’s most vulnerable, we are pleased to announce the launch of our annual children’s book drive, Fill the Stocking with Books. We are collecting new or gently used books for newborns to age 12 from November 20 through December 22, 2017.

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World Prematurity Day: A Look at Community’s Impact on Premature Births

Posted 11/16/2017
Health & Wellness By Community Medical Centers

On November 17, we celebrate and recognize World Prematurity Day to raise awareness of this serious health crisis and highlight the lifesaving research and treatments that are available for families.  

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Why Should I Warm Up Before Exercising?

Posted 11/14/2017
Health & Wellness By Tim Clark Manager Fitness Center

How does warming up before you workout affect your body? Our Fitness Center Manager breaks down how you should warm up for different workouts and all of the benefits you'll notice.

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The Sleep Effect – How Your Nightly Zzzs Affect Your Health

Posted 11/07/2017
Health & Wellness By Tim Clark Manager Fitness Center

You hear how important it is to get a good night’s sleep all the time.  There are many reasons why sleep is important, but what exactly is going on in your body physiologically and how does a lack of sleep affect how fit you are?

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Fifth Graders in Scrubs: Birney Elementary Career Day

Posted 10/30/2017
Employee News & Views By Alma Martinez Communications Outreach Specialist

Birney Bears fifth graders spent a day at Community Regional for a fun, hands-on learning experience in several hospital areas—dining and nutrition, operating room, emergency department, laboratory and radiology.

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Terry's House launches Go Places Vacation Getaway Raffle

Posted 10/27/2017
Team Terry’s House By Team Terry's House

Over the last five years, we've raised nearly $450,000 to support the ongoing operations of Terry’s House and given away some pretty incredible vacations through our raffle - talk about a win-win opportunity! Take a look at this year's incredible Go Places Vacation Getaway Giveaway.

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Thanking our facility staff for optimizing our environment

Posted 10/25/2017
Working at Community By Community Medical Centers

We would like to recognize our facility maintenance, engineering, and construction staff for all they do to optimize our hospital’s physical environment during National Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week, October 22-28, 2017.

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Multi-tasking, team-oriented, medication experts and problem-solvers at your service

Posted 10/16/2017
Working at Community By Community Medical Centers

Take a sneak peek into a day in the life of our Pharmacist Clinical Specialist Diana Viet from Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.

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Celebrating the Sterile Processing professionals who keep surgical instruments germ free

Posted 10/09/2017
Employee News & Views By Community Medical Centers

This week is National Sterile Processing Week and Community Medical Centers would like to take a moment to thank every Sterile Processing professional for a job well done!    

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Honoring the professionals that keep our hospitals safe

Posted 10/09/2017
Employee News & Views By Community Medical Centers

We would like to take a moment to honor and recognize the amazing work done by our security teams during National Healthcare Security Week, October 9 – 13, 2017.

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Generosity helps further nursing careers

Posted 10/05/2017
Working at Community By Wanda Holderman Senior VP, Chief Clinical Integration Officer

Thirty-six Community Medical Centers’ employees had their careers helped along thanks to generous donor scholarship programs at Community. I was thrilled to be the emcee at this year’s award ceremony handing out $109,000 in scholarships to students and nurses seeking to further their education – and their careers in nursing.

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Basic Trauma Tips to Save Lives (Including Your Own) During a Crisis

Posted 10/05/2017
Employee News & Views By Community Medical Centers

Learning basic trauma skills may help you save a life while waiting for first responders to arrive. While we hope you never have to use this information, it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected and the most unthinkable events. 

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Healthcare experts tackle concussions and TBIs

Posted 09/21/2017
Health & Wellness By Community Medical Centers

Please join me and the Central Valley Concussion Consortium at the third Central Valley Concussion Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Healthcare leaders from all over the region will come together to speak about diagnosis, education, treatment, and recovery of patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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​National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Posted 09/15/2017
Employee News & Views By Community Medical Centers

They are in the hallways at Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital and Clovis Community Medical Center dressed in scrubs and toting equipment and supplies to many units throughout the facility. 

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California’s diabetes epidemic hits Valley

Posted 09/01/2017
Health & Wellness By Community Medical Centers

​Diabetes mellitus is a significant health burden in the United States, affecting more than 20 million people and costing more than $100 billion annually. The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes (or T2DM as the medical clinicians refer to it) is growing rapidly; the CDC estimates that up to a third of Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050. The burden of Type 2 diabetes is particularly great...

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Creating a greener culture at Community started from the top

Posted 08/31/2017
Working at Community By Community Medical Centers

Little did we realize what we were about to set in motion. The year was 2008 and then chaplain, Lynn Baker, and I were sitting at her dining room table and sharing our hopes and dreams for Community Medical Centers (CMC). Despite our different professions, we shared a common interest in raising awareness of the connections between human and environmental health. We both firmly believed that you...

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Let’s all ‘Do our thing for the sun’ during the eclipse

Posted 08/18/2017
Employee News & Views By Community Medical Centers

By now, most of us have heard about the spectacular Total Solar Eclipse that will grace the skies of North America on Monday, August 21; it was last seen in the northwestern region of the U.S. in 1979. But amid all the excitement and talk of special glasses, road trips and sold out motels, have you thought about what California’s related partial eclipse will do to its sun-powered energy...

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Turning Hardship into Happily Ever After

Posted 08/09/2017
Team Terry’s House By Team Terry's House

​We’ve had many “firsts” here at Terry’s House over the past six and a half years, but never a wedding! That is until last Saturday, when Jesus and Joanna Roque returned to their home-away-from-home to say “I do” in the extra special place that became so close to their hearts this past year – Terry’s House.

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Battling Brain Cancer

Posted 08/08/2017
Gifts Make a Difference By Katie Zenovich Vice President/Chief Development Officer

It’s never easy to hear that someone has cancer, let alone brain cancer – one of the most lethal. Recently in the news, we heard that Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer. This week he began his treatment of targeted radiation and chemotherapy.

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How Often Should I Work Out?

Posted 07/31/2017
Health & Wellness By Tim Clark Manager Fitness Center

How often should you work out is a VERY common question posed by gym newbies as well as being a very hotly debated subject in the fitness industry. In my opinion, there is no one perfect frequency rate.  You can’t paint this in black and white like so many people try to do, which I think is where the debate stems from. This is a very gray area! It all boils down to two main factors...

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Get your move on!

Posted 07/28/2017
Working at Community By Shannon Merritt Senior Internal Communications Specialist

The Community Plaza’s Social Committee is at it again and in typical fashion, they’ve taken to heart all the employee buzz about wanting to become healthier and lose weight. Wendi Reed, the plaza’s social committee chairman, said “many employees have shared their disappointment in themselves for not reaching their pre-summer weight loss goals and we want to help.&rdquo...

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Margaret Mims - Cancer Survivor

Posted 07/21/2017
Gifts Make a Difference By Katie Zenovich Vice President/Chief Development Officer

​You may recognize her as Sheriff Margaret Mims, but there is another side to her you may not know: Margaret Mims – BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR. When I asked, she agreed to share her story.

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​Empieze una Nueva Tradición… Al Aire Libre!

Posted 07/17/2017
Health & Wellness By Alma Martinez Communications Outreach Specialist

Tengo una confesión… Viviendo a solo una escasa hora de uno de los lugares más majestuosos del mundo, el parque nacional Yosemite, ¡Nunca he ido allí!

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How do you measure a year?

Posted 07/13/2017
Team Terry’s House By Community Medical Centers

Hey there! It is Claire again. For those of you tuning in for the first time, please see my first blog where it all started. By way of brief background, my friends and I started a "dinner club" last June 2016 wherein we combine a social activity with a philanthropic activity. We meet every odd month. June 2017 marked our one-year anniversary.

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