Clovis hospital adding education conference center

Clovis Community Medical Center is undergoing a $300-million expansion project that will double its capacityClovis Community Medical Center is undergoing a $300-million expansion project that will double its capacityAn expansion project at Clovis Community Medical Center will soon add to it a new health and education conference center to train physicians as well as patients.

Community Medical Centers' Board of Trustees recently approved construction on the center, which will be located near the hospital's main entrance.


Made possible by more than $4.2 million in philanthropic gifts, the center will feature a 200-seat auditorium and a 100-seat foyer with monitors displaying screen presentations from the auditorium.

It will also have a 50-seat conference room and two smaller conference rooms, two computer training rooms, a food service area for catering needs and administrative space and technology that allows for streaming audio and video from the hospital's inpatient surgery suites.

The center will be used to host seminars on topics like mother/baby classes, diabetes management, weight-loss and other Clovis Community services and to provide for staff education and training, medical staff meetings and other educational conferences.

Clovis Community Medical Center, located near Herndon and Temperance avenues, is currently undergoing a $300-million expansion and renovation project that will triple the size of the facility to 739,000 square feet and 204 private rooms.

Scheduled to be complete in late 2013, the project will add a 5-story bed tower, 7 new high-tech operating rooms, a new women's and infant's pavilion, and a multi-tiered parking garage with 659 new parking spaces.