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

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

Posted 02/27/2018

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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Turn around your prediabetes [Video]

Turn around your prediabetes [Video]

Posted 01/02/2018

Diabetes can be debilitating, often leading to heart problems, blindness, nerve pain and amputations. Learn what you can do today to avoid major health problems tomorrow.

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Lowering diabetes complication risks with education

Lowering diabetes complication risks with education

Posted 12/30/2017

Hear the stories of two local graduates from our Diabetes Care Center classes.

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Practical advice for parents worried about teen mental health

Practical advice for parents worried about teen mental health

Posted 08/21/2017

Dr. Sarah Stender, with UCSF Fresno and Community Regional Medical Center’s pediatric department, is the Valley’s only board certified adolescent medicine physician. The years that can be most difficult for parents are also tough on teens themselves, she said, as they try to navigate huge physical and hormonal changes and increasing life stresses.

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Teaching doctors to spot the warning signs

Teaching doctors to spot the warning signs

Posted 08/21/2017

The World Health Organization counts depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide. “Yet in three years of the typical internal medicine residency there are zero minutes of required mental health training,” said Shawn Hersevoort, a psychiatrist with UCSF Fresno. “And the OB residents get zero minutes to learn how to medically manage the most dangerous time for a women to have psychosis or serious depression” after childbirth.

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Putting together the pieces for those in need

Putting together the pieces for those in need

Posted 08/14/2017

Skyrocketing mental health emergency calls over the last decade have led to a strong hospital advocacy for more collaboration with Community Medical Centers spearheading efforts to provide more resources before people reach the crisis stage.

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Maternity services recognized for safety, quality

Maternity services recognized for safety, quality

Posted 08/07/2017

Community Regional Medical Center, the high-risk pregnancy and birthing center for a five-county region, earned all three of Healthgrades® distinctions in maternity care this year.
 
The national ratings organization recognized the downtown Fresno hospital with the 2017 Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™, the 2017 Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and the 2017 Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ for demonstrating superior outcomes in women’s healthcare services.

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Fresno Police Officers reunite with baby boy they helped deliver

Fresno Police Officers reunite with baby boy they helped deliver

Posted 06/07/2017

Officers Erik Sanders and Jeremy Demoss were nearing the end of their shift early Sunday morning when a frantic dad with his wife in labor pulled up near their patrol car and yelled for help.

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School partnership encourages an early interest in health

School partnership encourages an early interest in health

Posted 05/02/2017

Community Regional Medical Centers partnered with Birney Elementary School to get kids moving, reading and dreaming. Over the past two years, the hospital has donated sports equipment, books and academic incentives, and sponsored a field trip to expose students to healthcare careers.
 
Birney sits in the heart of Fresno. Among its 850 students, nearly a third are English learners and 96% are eligible for free or reduced price meals, a marker of poverty. More than half of Birney’s students do not meet state standards in language arts or math proficiency. 

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Matching the right patient to the right records with ‘eyeprint’ technology

Matching the right patient to the right records with ‘eyeprint’ technology

Posted 03/29/2017

Community Medical Centers is rolling out a new software system this month that uses "eyeprint" technology to enhance patient safety. RightPatient software integrates with Community’s electronic medical record system and uses a patient's unique iris pattern, or eyeprint, to quickly and accurately match the patient to his/her medical record.

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