The Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network - Central California
 

News

The woman who saves hundreds of babies turns to Fresno bariatric expert to save her life

The woman who saves hundreds of babies turns to Fresno bariatric expert to save her life

Posted 04/04/2017

Debbe Magnusen, founder of Project Cuddle, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to saving babies’ lives, turned to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to save her own life.
 
Magnusen’s Project Cuddle is well-known in Hollywood circles and among Oprah Winfrey show watchers for its work in preventing infant abandonment by helping pregnant women find shelter, medical care and families to adopt their babies. Her savior, as she calls him, Dr. Kelvin Higa, is just as well known among bariatric surgeons.

Read More

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.

Read More

Ten years of bariatric excellence

Ten years of bariatric excellence

Posted 10/06/2016

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.

Read More

Fresno County's first woman bariatric surgeon

Fresno County's first woman bariatric surgeon

Posted 10/03/2016

Internationally-known bariatric surgeon Kelvin Higa calls his newest associate Dr. Pearl Ma “the best of the best.” Dr. Ma, who was top of her class during her minimally invasive fellowship training with UCSF Fresno, recently joined the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital. She’s also the first woman bariatric surgeon in Fresno County. She says she chose to specialize in bariatric surgery because she found patients with obesity to be the sickest and loves the dramatic turnaround she sees in her patients’ health.

Read More

Up close look at surgery sparks healthcare careers

Up close look at surgery sparks healthcare careers

Posted 06/06/2016

Eleven-year-old Jonathan Herrera envisioned it would be much like the cartoon depictions he sees on TV commercials for antacids, but instead the real human stomach is sort of lumpy with veins and a yellowish covering. “It was fantastic!” he exclaimed after watching surgeon Kelvin Higa patch up an ulcer during exploratory surgery at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital. “The intestines are 32 feet long!”

Read More

7 Ways to Prevent a Stroke

7 Ways to Prevent a Stroke

Posted 05/27/2016

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, but 80% of all strokes are preventable. The team at Community Regional Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center say it’s important to not only know how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of stroke, but also how to manage your risk factors to lower your chances of developing one.

Read More

Fresno Heart & Surgical earns top quality ratings again

Fresno Heart & Surgical earns top quality ratings again

Posted 08/12/2015

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was once again awarded a 3-star rating for open heart surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Read More

Community's Sustainability Team find new ways to reduce waste

Community's Sustainability Team find new ways to reduce waste

Posted 08/03/2015

As part of the national Healthier Hospitals Initiative, Community Medical Centers’ leaders have committed to raising awareness of the connections between negative impacts on environment and public health. The national collaborative of hospitals shares best practices on sustainability, energy-savings, safer chemicals, smarter purchasing and healthier food options.

Read More

CEO Joslin urges Congress to revise funding for physician training

CEO Joslin urges Congress to revise funding for physician training

Posted 07/28/2015

Today Community Medical Centers’ CEO Tim Joslin testified at the House Ways and Means Committee’s rural healthcare hearing in Washington, D.C., where he urged Congress to revise its process for funding graduate medical education.

Read More

Getting charged up about cleaner air

Getting charged up about cleaner air

Posted 05/27/2015

The San Joaquin Valley Air basin historically has been among the most polluted in the nation with an average of 153 unhealthy ozone days a year in the late 1990s through 2005. While the air has become much cleaner with fewer particulates and lower ozone levels the last decade, the Valley still has pockets of intense pollution – last year, Clovis tied for second most bad ozone days in the nation.

Read More

Displaying results 1-10 (of 60)
 |<  < 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6  >  >|