Community Medical Centers keeps California's San Joaquin Valley healthy. The not-for-profit health system operates three acute care hospitals -- along with nursing homes, freestanding outpatient facilities, and an inpatient mental health center -- in the greater Fresno area. Its Community Regional Medical Center is a roughly 600-bed academic hospital affiliated with UCSF-Fresno; it provides advanced care in areas such as trauma, cardiac care, neuroscience, and orthopedics. Clovis Community Medical Center (110 beds) provides general medical-surgical care, with specialized expertise in women's health and bariatric/weight-loss surgery. Specialty hospital Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has about 60 beds.
The system's Clovis campus has embarked on its largest-ever expansion -- a $300 million project that will make Clovis Community the first comprehensive, full-service hospital in the region to have all private rooms, nearly tripling in size to about 740,000 square feet. The renovations include a five-story bed tower, a dedicated women's pavilion, a special care nursery and a new parking structure. The emergency department will also expand to accommodate a projected 50,000 patient visits annually.
Along with its acute care hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, home care services, community education programs, and physician groups; the hospital system has a physician residency program it operates in conjunction with the University of California San Francisco.
Community Medical Centers operates central California's only Level 1 trauma center and comprehensive regional burn center. It is also home to the Central California Neuroscience Institute, the area's sole high-risk pregnancy unit, and a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit providing specialized care for infants who need more care than the average sick baby.
Community Medical Centers also serves as the area's essential "safety-net" provider. In year 2009-2010, the hospital system provided nearly $174 million in unpaid services to the medically underserved part of its community benefit program. – less