Archive for Health Care

Clovis Guild Tops $1 Million Mark with New Pledge

Jul 12, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – The Clovis Community Medical Center Guild delivered a huge surprise to the hospital’s baby nursery in June – a $250,000 pledge that will benefit the more than 3,400 babies born there each year. Guild President Joyce Morrelli announced the gift after the group’s June board meeting. “This gift raises the Guild to the [...]

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Valley High School Students Explore Biomedical Research at UCSF Fresno

Jul 09, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – 14 students will spend the coming weeks in hospitals, clinics and labs although they aren’t sick. For the 25th year, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is offering Central San Joaquin Valley high school students the chance to experience hands-on biomedical research through its Summer Biomedical Research Internship Program (SBI). Now through Aug. 7, [...]

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Children’s Performs First Nonsurgical Heart Valve Replacement in Valley

Jul 03, 2013 No Comments

MADERA – In 1958, Valley Children’s Hospital performed its first open heart surgery. Yesterday, Children’s Hospital Central California was the first hospital in the valley to perform heart valve replacement  without open heart surgery. Cardiac Interventionist Dr. Paolo Aquino lead the Children’s Hospital team in successfully implanting Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valves in two patients on Monday, July [...]

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Saint Agnes Medical Center Earns High Honors in Patient Engagement

Jun 28, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Saint Agnes Medical Center has been named among the best hospitals in California for patient engagement. Axial Exchange, a leading patient engagement technology firm, announced results from its California Patient Engagement Index, and ranked Saint Agnes fourth among 135 hospitals with an overall score of 85. Axial Exchange’s Patient Engagement Index scored hospitals [...]

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New Children’s Room a Hit at Terry’s House

Jun 27, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Visiting someone in the hospital can be a trying time – especially if you’re 5 years old. It’s even harder when it’s your mom or sibling – you’re a long way from home – and staying at Terry’s House next to Community Regional Medical Center. Terry’s House is a hospitality home where families [...]

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Which Weight Loss Surgery is Right for You?

Jun 24, 2013 No Comments

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The decision to get a weight loss surgery is a difficult one; the risks of living a life of morbid obesity have to overshadow the one time risks associated with the operation. Meeting with a physician can determine this for sure, but this is typically the case for people [...]

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Hanford Hospital Ranked High by Healthgrades

Jun 21, 2013 No Comments

HANFORD  – Adventist Medical Center – Hanford has been named one of a select group of hospitals identified as providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. Gynecologic surgery involves the female reproductive system to treat benign [...]

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Adventist Health in Central Valley Rejoins Aetna Network

Jun 14, 2013 No Comments

HANFORD – Adventist Health and the Adventist Health / Physicians Network (AHPN) have rejoined Aetna’s network in the central San Joaquin Valley and are now preferred providers with Aetna. An agreement that took effect in April 2013 gives Aetna members access to all Adventist physicians and service locations throughout the central San Joaquin Valley. Aetna members [...]

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Survey: 1 In 5 Doctors, Nurses Aware They Are Often Dealing With Older Victims Of Investment Swindles

Jun 13, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Could America’s doctors and nurses play a bigger role in learning the symptoms and recommended “treatments” for older patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) that can leave them more susceptible to investment scams and other financial abuse? A new Investor Protection Trust (IPT) online survey of 603 U.S. doctors [...]

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UCSF Fresno Graduates First Hmong Psychiatrist

Jun 12, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Michael Thao, M.D., believed to be one of the first Hmong psychiatrists, will graduate from the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program along with nearly 90 other resident physicians in a ceremony on Thursday. The other Hmong psychiatrist is Thao’s classmate from medical school, who is completing residency training at Duke University this year. [...]

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Healthcare Heroes Honored at Reception

May 31, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The central California healthcare community stepped out in support of some of their own last night at the 2013 “Heroes in HealthCare” awards reception, presented by Business Street Online and held inside the Skyroom Lounge at the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown. During the acceptance speeches there were some lighthearted moments, as well as [...]

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Tulare High School Students Win Grant for Paid Internships

May 30, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Through a grant awarded to Tulare Joint Union High School District, junior high and high school students will be able to apply for paid internships in the medical field. This award was funded through the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Careers Training Program grant. The Tulare Health [...]

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Last Call for 2013 ‘Heroes in HealthCare’ Awards Reception Tickets

May 29, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The awards reception the central California healthcare industry anticipates every year is making its way to Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown’s Skyroom Lounge tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. The 2013 “Heroes in HealthCare” awards reception is presented by Business Street Online, and is a celebration of the accomplishments of the honorees.  The awards are [...]

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‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Physician Recipient – Dr. Gregory Watts

May 29, 2013 No Comments

MADERA – Dr. Gregory Watts has been with Children’s Hospital Central California for 32 years, first arriving when it was located on Shields and Millbrook in Fresno.  His mother was a nurse, and his aunt was a chief nurse at Charity Hospital in New Orleans for 50 years, and Dr. Watts decided to enter the [...]

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‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Nurse Recipient – Reza Beheshti

May 28, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Reza Beheshti was a nursing student at Fresno State, during which time he worked in different departments at different hospitals.  He found himself drawn to the emergency department the most, because of its fast-paced and hands-on work. Upon graduating from Fresno State in 2009, he began working in the Emergency Department at Community [...]

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Oakhurst Urgent Care Invests in Ultrasound Technology

May 27, 2013 No Comments

OAKHURST – Community Medical Center-Oakhurst has added diagnostic ultrasound to its services for the mountain communities near Yosemite National Park. The urgent care center, open seven days a week, now has the latest in ultrasound technology and an experienced sonographer available by appointment. “This will save local people the time, money and expense of driving [...]

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‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Healthcare Professional Recipient – Dr. Parmod Kumar

May 27, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Dr. Parmod Kumar with Tulare Regional Medical Center is originally from Jalandhar, India and entered medical school at age 16, inspired by attacks of Pakistani forces on his hometown.  His mother took him to a hospital to do volunteer work, and he eventually became acclimated to working with the sick and injured. Dr. [...]

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Susan G. Komen Central Valley to Introduce ’15 Faces for 15 Races’

May 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – As part of the celebration of 15 years of the Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure on October 26, 15 of the most recognizable and influential people throughout the race’s history will be recognized as “15 Faces for 15 Races.” The 15 individuals are still being selected, and each will [...]

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‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Dentist Recipient – Rogelio Thompson, DDS

May 24, 2013 No Comments

MENDOTA – Dr. Rogelio Thompson had braces in high school, and decided he wanted to become a dentist after he was unharmed during dental treatment and wanted to treat people in the same manner. Dr. Thompson is originally from Colon, Panama and graduated from the UCSF School of Dentistry in 1992.  While in school, he [...]

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‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Volunteer Recipient – Clovis Community Hospital Guild

May 23, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS - The Clovis Community Hospital Guild has raised $825,000 for Clovis Community Medical Center since it was first formed in 1954. The Guild is made up of about 50 volunteers that raise money in different capacities.  Its foremost way of helping fund the hospital is through the gift shop, which is located on-site near the [...]

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