Archive for Health Care

‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Emergency Response Recipient – Mark Zamora

May 22, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Mark Zamora began his career as an EMT shortly after graduating high school.  Over the past seven years, he has been a paramedic for American Ambulance, participating on the STAR Rescue Team, Swift Water Rescue Team, and Fresno Police Department SWAT Team.  Zamora was also a flight paramedic for Skylife Air Ambulance. In [...]

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‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Innovation Recipient – Workstations on Wheels

May 21, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Workstations on Wheels, used at Tulare Regional Medical Center, are basically mobile workstations that offer quicker responses for patients’ care.  The wireless mobile technology increases the amount of time clinicians and nursing staff can spend with patients, and improves the quality of care while adding to patient safety. Previously, hospital staff had to [...]

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A Champion Nurse for Reedley

May 20, 2013 No Comments

REEDLEY – It was a childhood moment when Melba Bergthold’s family doctor told her she would be a good nurse that got the idea of someday entering the profession churning in her mind. “So that was my goal from the time I was a little girl,” Bergthold said. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. [...]

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Groundbreaking Held for 10th St. Jude Dream Home

May 09, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Dirt was turned this morning on the 10th St. Jude Dream Home at De Young Properties’ CountryCourt Community, which will be the seventh home the major donor and builder for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will construct in as many years. People in central California will buy more than 10,000 $100 tickets, [...]

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New Center at Clovis Community Will Expand Hospital’s Mission

May 09, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – The Health & Education Conference Center on the Clovis Community Medical Center campus is taking shape. The center will help provide health education – part of Community Medical Centers’ mission – and accommodate the educational needs of physicians, employees, patients and families. Located near the hospital’s main entrance, it will feature an auditorium [...]

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‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Recipients Announced

May 03, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – After weeks of deliberations, the awards recipients for the 2013 “Heroes in HealthCare” awards reception, presented by Business Street Online, are officially announced. These awards are presented each year to some of the most talented and giving individuals in our central California healthcare communities.  The awards are given out in the following categories:  [...]

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Hospital Offers Car Charging Stations for Employees

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Community Regional Medical Center is offering employees with electric cars a way to charge them at work to encourage employees to do their part to help clean the Valley’s air. The two electric charging stations are located in the employee-only section of the downtown hospital’s largest parking garage. Employees can plug in for [...]

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Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital Ranked High in the Nation

Apr 23, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received Healthgrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award for a sixth consecutive year and is among the nation’s top 5% for consistently delivering care that patients’ rate as exceptional. The hospital is one of only 192 nationwide recognized by Healthgrades at the top in patient experience. Fresno Heart & [...]

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Survey Finds Majority of American Office Workers Experience Physical Pain at Work

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

CHICAGO, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – New research released today by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) reveals that the majority of Americans who work in an office are experiencing physical pain with some frequency. In fact, the new survey indicates 2 in 3 office workers have experienced physical pain in the last six months, and nearly [...]

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Adventist Health Simulation Lab Opens for Clinical Training

Apr 04, 2013 No Comments

HANFORD  – The Adventist Health / Central Valley Network Clinical Education Department has opened the new Simulation Lab to provide staff and nursing students the ability to train in realistic situations through performing standard practices with “fake” patients in a simulated hospital environment. The lab, in one of the units of the former Hanford Community [...]

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‘Strike Out Autism’ to Benefit Autism Center

Apr 03, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State will observe National Autism Awareness Month with several events including the “Strike Out Autism” fundraiser and parade, 6 p.m. April 5 at Chukchansi Park during a Fresno Grizzlies game. In its sixth annual year, this event benefits the Central California Autism Center. The Grizzlies will donate half the proceeds from every [...]

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Tulare Regional Reducing Staff

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Shawn Bolouki, chief executive officer of Tulare Regional Medical Center, and Sherrie Bell, chairwoman and president of the governing board report on Turnaround Plan. “The Turnaround Plan is a commitment from all members of our Senior Management team,” Bolouki said. “The team conducted a comprehensive assessment of current productivity ratios, contracts and purchased [...]

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Newly Planned $40 Million Birthing Center will Serve Hanford Families

Feb 21, 2013 No Comments

HANFORD – Officials from Adventist Health announced plans and unveiled renderings for a new $40 million Family Birth Center that would be the new location for obstetrics and delivery services for families in Kings County. The new 49,000-square-foot building with 34 private rooms will be built adjacent to Adventist Medical Center-Hanford.  It will replace the [...]

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Cancer Survivorship Program Gifted $250,000

Feb 21, 2013 No Comments

MADERA – Children’s Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program received a $250,000 boost thanks to a gift from Norman D. Jansen in memory of his wife, Vivian E. Jansen. Jansen’s caregiver encouraged him to support Children’s, after her son experienced excellent care at the hospital. Mr. Jansen said his gift to the program suitably honors the memory [...]

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Rare Knee Surgery Performed at Community Regional Medical Center

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A retired school librarian made history with her knee on Feb. 11, by undergoing the first partial knee replacement in the U.S. with NavioPFS™ orthopedic surgical technology. Dr. Kevin Lester, an orthopedic surgeon at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, took about 10 minutes to meticulously carve away just the end portion of [...]

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Fresno Monsters Raise $10,000 for Children’s Hospital Central California

Feb 13, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO - On January 25 & 26 the Fresno Monsters Hockey Team held a Children’s Hospital Jersey Auction Weekend at Selland Arena.  The Monsters live auctioned the North American Hockey League team’s game-worn specialty jerseys featuring the Children’s Hospital logo and George the Giraffe throughout the games that weekend.  The Monsters have announced the team collected $10,000 for [...]

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Surgery Service Helps Keep Families Informed

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments

HANFORD/SELMA – Families of same-day surgery patients in Hanford and Selma are now kept continuously informed about the status of their loved one.                                     Adventist Health’s new SurgiNet program provides electronic surgery progress updates on a status board in waiting rooms at Adventist Medical Centers in Hanford and Selma and at the KerrOutpatientCenter in Hanford. Families [...]

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40 Under 40: Claudia Ruiz – City of Fresno

Feb 07, 2013 No Comments

Claudia Ruiz is originally from Hermosillo, Sonora in Mexico, and move to Earlimart, California in 1987.  She later moved to Fresno in 2004 to take classes at California State University, Fresno. As a child she wanted to be a nurse, and was a pre-nursing student at College of the Sequoias in Visalia.  She next enrolled [...]

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Clovis Chamber’s Annual Meeting is Sold Out

Feb 07, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – The Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting/Salute to Business Dinner at the Classic Catering Company on Monday, Feb. 11 is sold out. The yearly event celebrates the Chamber and its more than 600 members.  New board Chair Ken May will be welcomed, and outgoing Chair Rick Snow will be thanked.  Fran Blackney, business [...]

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Horstmann Announced as 2013 Leon S. Peters Award Winner

Jan 31, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Longtime community supporter John E. Horstmann received a surprise Wednesday afternoon at The Downtown Club in Fresno when he was announced as the recipient of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Leon S. Peters Award.   Horstmann learned of his honor in front of a group of many of his family and friends, [...]

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