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