Healthcare

Fresno County confirms measles case, warns against exposure

This image from the Centers for Disease Control shows the rash of a person after three days of measles infection.

Measles has been confirmed in a visitor to Fresno County, and health officials have released a list of locations the unidentified man visited while infected with the highly contagious disease.

Valley Children's guilds set new $4M goal

The Guilds of Valley Children's Hospital will celebrate the completion of their $5 million pledge and set a new $4 million fundraising goal during a special ceremony today at the medical campus. 

Fresno County announces two flu-related deaths

The Fresno County Department of Public Health announced today that two influenza deaths in the county have been confirmed by lab results.

Union says California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement

(AP) — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said.

Community, UCSF Medical Center to expand pediatric partnership

Community Medical Centers (CMC) has entered into a formal agreement with UCSF Medical Center to expand pediatric specialty care and pediatric medical education at its facilities.

Local senior facilities prep for ‘silver tsunami'

American Baptist Homes of the West, owner of The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens, have embarked on a $121-million renovation project for the Fresno facility.Local senior housing groups and retirement homes are busy making plans to meet increased market demand as the baby boomer generation quickly approaches the 65 and older age designation.

Kaiser strikes agreement with California Nurses Association

Kaiser Permanente announced this weekend that it has reached a tentative agreement with the California Nurses Association (CNA) for a new three-year contract.

Kaweah Delta to celebrate medical center opening

Visalia's new Sequoia Medical Center campus opens Jan. 29.Kaweah Delta Health Care District will celebrate the grand opening of its West Visalia Sequoia Medical Center campus on Jan. 29.

Fresno eating disorder center receives accreditation renewal

Eating Disorder Center of Fresno receives accreditation for fourth consecutive year. The Eating Disorder Center of Fresno (EDCF) has been accredited by The Joint Commission for the fourth consecutive year. 

Kaweah Delta to host medical chat on Facebook

Kaweah Delta Health Care District will host a live Facebook chat to answer community questions about athletic knee injuries on Jan. 28.