There was applause and cell phone cameras clicking as the last steel beam was lifted to the top of the three-story shell of what will soon be Community Medical Centers’ $68 million, 100,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer and research facility. The regional treatment and research center opens in 2018 on the Clovis Community Medical Center campus adjacent to Highway 168.
Nora Salazar, 56, a busy mother of five and grandmother of 12, put off investigating the marble-sized lump she found in her right breast for several months so she could take care of family out of state. But once she made an appointment at the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, it took less than a week to get her initial mammogram, biopsy and diagnosis.
This week Community Medical Centers Board of Trustees approved funding for a $68 million, 100,000-square-foot regional cancer treatment and research center — the first of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley.
Patients who once traveled to the Bay Area or Los Angeles for brain and spine specialists have found that expertise at Community Regional Medical Center. Over the past six years Community has committed the resources to quadruple the number neurosurgeons from 3 to 13 and open a 20-bed neuro intensive care unit – the only one in the region. Community has also increased surgical staff by 80% and added four more operating suites to support a surge in patients, many of them transferred from other hospitals for a higher level of care.
A $50,000 sterile processing system installed last summer at Community Regional Medical Center is saving 1 million gallons of water a year. It’s one of several water-saving measures Community’s hospitals have adopted during California’s historic drought.
With its grant of $75,000 to Community Medical Centers, Wells Fargo Central Valley has become the first major donor to the regional cancer treatment and research center to be built on the Clovis Community campus.
Clovis Community Medical Center has the first da Vinci Xi robotic surgery technology in the Central San Joaquin Valley. It's the only robotic surgery technology between Sacramento and Los Angeles able to do complicated surgery that involves multiple areas of the body without repositioning the robot.
Dr. Dineshi L. Liyanage, medical director of palliative care services at Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, spoke at a HealthQuest lecture about Alzheimer’s disease and the variety of issues families and patients should discuss after a diagnosis. She sat down to elaborate.
Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital both earned Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for delivering care in a way that patients consistently say is amazing. The recognition puts the two Community Medical Centers’ hospitals in the top 10 percent in the nation for patient experience.
The Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center at Clovis Community Medical Center celebrated its 10th Anniversary of giving hope, easing stress and healing Valley women.