Healthcare

Standard and Poor's upgrades Community's credit rating

Standard and Poor's Ratings Services has raised its long-term credit rating for Community Medical Centers (CMC) from "BBB" to "A-" with a stable outlook. 

Report highlights indigent care needs in Fresno Co.

A new report by Health Access California has revealed that hundreds, and potentially thousands, of Central Valley residents still depend on indigent services despite increased access to state and federal health programs. 

Fresno's Gurnick Academy now offers ultrasound degree

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts has added an Associate of Science degree in ultrasound technology to the programs at its Fresno campus. 

EYE-Q unveils new Clovis hospital location

The new EYE-Q facility at the Clovis Community Medical Center campus opened to patients last week. EYE-Q Vision Care has expanded to a new location on the Clovis Community Medical Center campus. 

$103K grant to help Valley mobile dental visits

The Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation has received a $103,000 grant to help provide ongoing oral health services to more than 2,500 underserved children in Fresno, Kings, Madera and Merced counties.

Kaweah Delta promotes new chief nursing officer

Regina SawyerKaweah Delta Health Care District has named Regina Sawyer as vice president and chief nursing officer. 

Central Valley health efforts receive $327K

Central Valley efforts to improve the health and reduce health disparities for residents have received a boost of $327,300 in grants from the Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management.

Valley patients win in expansion of medical residency programs

Residents in blue scrubs receive instruction through the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.As the second open enrollment period for health insurance comes to a close, the number of Central Valley residents with medical coverage continues to increase, stressing local hospitals and rural health care clinics. The region already faces a chronic shortage of trained physicians and the newly insured have prompted health care groups to expand and create new medical residency programs.

Clinica Sierra Vista to host health center open house

Clinica Sierra Vista is hosting an open house for its first school-based health center on the campus of the new Gaston B. Rutherford Middle School in Southwest Fresno.

Eating Disorder Center of Fresno to host open house

The Eating Disorder Center of Fresno is hosting an open house Feb. 23 to recognize National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.