Archive for Health Care

Kids Day Revised Total Rockets Past $500,000

Mar 24, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Late arriving monies received for the 27th annual Kids Day propelled the event total to $514,152, a new record. The last few years of the event nudged the $500,000 mark, but hadn’t surpassed it.  In 27 years, the event has raised a total of $6,834,956 for Children’s Hospital Central California. Kids Day is sponsored by [...]

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National Cardiac Society Awards Community Regional Top Ranking

Mar 13, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Recognized as the healthcare leader performing the highest level cardiac procedures in the region, Community Regional Medical Center was recently awarded a 3-star rating for coronary artery bypass graft from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). STS enhances the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, [...]

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Kids Day Total Hits New Record

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – The 27th annual Kids Day benefiting Children’s Hospital Central California hit its fundraising goal of $485,000, which is a new record for the event. Kids Day is sponsored by The Fresno Bee and ABC30. Nearly five thousand volunteers in 20 communities throughout the valley sold Kids Day special edition newspapers, which featured compelling stories [...]

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Youth Invited to Volunteer This Summer and Learn about Health Care Careers

Mar 07, 2014 No Comments

HANFORD/REEDLEY/SELMA – Adventist Health is launching an innovative program focusing on volunteer service and career development for high school and college age youth this summer. Discover Health Care Volunteers, which will run from June through August, is designed to expose youths to health care careers. Registration for the program is now open, and the deadline [...]

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Hanford Volunteer Groups Give $200,000 for Family Birth Center

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments

HANFORD – Two Hanford volunteer groups have pledged to give $200,000 to the Kings Regional Health Foundation to benefit the new Adventist Health / Family Birth Center. Adventist Health Vice President of Mission and Community Development Charles Sandefur and Foundation Director Jill Caviezel-Hoots accepted a gift of $50,000 from the Adventist Medical Center – Hanford Volunteer [...]

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Study Of Hispanic/Latino Health Presents Initial Findings

Feb 25, 2014 No Comments

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — One in every six people in the U.S. is Hispanic/Latino and as a group they live longer than non-Hispanic whites (81.4 years vs. 78.8 years). Yet, despite their strong representation and relative longevity, little is understood about this group’s health conditions and behaviors. The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), [...]

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Children’s Hospital Earns Prestigious Nursing Recognition

Feb 21, 2014 No Comments

MADERA – Children’s Hospital Central California attained Magnet recognition for a third time as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. With this prestigious honor, Children’s remains among the most elite healthcare organizations in the nation that have earned Magnet recognition. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing [...]

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Adventist Health Opens Spine and Pain Center in Hanford

Feb 19, 2014 No Comments

HANFORD - To help patients from throughout our region who struggle with chronic pain, Adventist Health has opened a Spine and Pain Center in the Kerr Outpatient Center in Hanford. The center is led by Dr. Rupinder Singh, who is fellowship-trained and board-certified in pain management. The Spine and Pain Center offers a multi-faceted approach to reduce [...]

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Kaweah Delta Refinances General Obligation Bonds

Feb 07, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Health Care District refinanced its 2004 general obligation bonds last week, saving District property owners approximately $6.3 million over the next 20 years. The move followed unanimous support of a resolution approved by the Kaweah Delta Health Care District board of directors during its Jan. 6 board meeting. By leveraging Kaweah [...]

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Fresno Hospital System’s Community Benefits: $152 Million

Feb 03, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Community Medical Centers provided nearly $152 million in uncompensated services and programs in fiscal year 2012/2013, equivalent to 12% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California. Community has historically spent more on uncompensated community benefits than all other Fresno-area hospitals [...]

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New Hanford Shuttle Service Aims to Improve Health

Jan 21, 2014 No Comments

HANFORD – Julie Andrews of Hanford is looking forward to a healthier year in 2014, thanks to a new free health care shuttle in town. Two vans started rolling on Wednesday, Jan. 15, for patients of Adventist Health / Community Care clinics in Hanford and Home Garden. The vans provide free rides to and from [...]

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Kaweah Delta Board of Directors Approves New Clinic Proposal

Jan 14, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA – The Kaweah Delta Health Care District board of directors unanimously approved a proposal  last week to establish a clinic to ensure that Tulare County residents get care to manage the nation’s leading causes of death and disability. The 12,000-square-foot clinic, expected to open in May, will help people manage chronic diseases such as [...]

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Hanford, Selma Hospitals Named in Best 100 in General Surgery

Dec 30, 2013 No Comments

HANFORD/SELMA – HealthGrades has named Adventist Medical Centers in Hanford and Selma one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery. The recognition honors hospitals that demonstrate surgical and nursing excellence in  bowel obstruction, colorectal, esophageal/stomach, gallbladder removal and small intestine surgeries. The hospitals also achieved 2014 HealthGrades Excellence Awards in Joint Replacement, ranking among the top [...]

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Kaweah Delta Receives Accreditation for Graduate Medical Education Program

Dec 17, 2013 No Comments

VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Health Care District has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its fourth Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program. In November, Kaweah Delta received accreditation for its Transitional Year Program. This one-year residency will orient physicians to the practice of medicine generally as they pursue a subspecialty residency [...]

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Kaweah Delta Named Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Dec 10, 2013 No Comments

VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Medical Center has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation. The AAGL promotes minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide. The designation follows an intensive on-site survey of multiple inpatient departments conducted earlier this year. The COEMIG program sets standards for safety [...]

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Clovis Community Opens New Conference Center

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Clovis Community Medical Center officials opened the new $12 million, state-of-the art H. Marcus Radin Conference Center on the hospital’s campus Thursday morning. The conference center is partly made up of the 216-seat Pete P. Peters Auditorium, a soundproof area with the capability to record or broadcast what takes place to other facilities [...]

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Fresno Hospital Recognized for Key Clinical Quality Measures

Dec 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has been named “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital was recognized on heart attack and surgical care by The Joint Commission for its exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown [...]

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Selma Obstetrics Services to Move to Reedley

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

SELMA / REEDLEY – To address a persistent decline in newborn deliveries at Adventist Medical Center – Selma and provide expectant mothers with large, private rooms, Adventist Health is moving its hospital obstetrics services to Adventist Medical Center in Reedley on June 1, 2014. In addition, gastrointestinal procedures and general surgeries were moved from the Reedley [...]

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Riverdale Resident Wins the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home

Nov 11, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Lynn Higdon of Riverdale, Calif. is the grand prize winner of a newly-built, $425,000 house announced during the 10th Annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Special, which raised $1,053,200 for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her winning ticket was pulled during the KMPH FOX 26 live drawing last night. The house is [...]

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Final Opportunity to Tour the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home

Nov 06, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – The St. Jude Dream Home will be open Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. This is the final week for free public tours of the beautiful house built by major donor and sponsor De Young Properties. Just for touring the home, visitors can [...]

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