Patti Taylor says that nursing at 3,000 feet isn’t for the faint
When Taylor, a critical care transport nurse, zips up her flight
suit, she is prepared for anything aboard Air George, Valley
Children’s Hospital’s shiny orange and blue EC-135 helicopter.
Hands-on training is invaluable in the medical field. Some high
school students in Fresno Unified School District had the
opportunity to tour Community Regional Medical Center and see
various facets of the hospital.
Suited up in their scrubs, various students got to walk in the
shoes of a health professional for a day and see what happens at
the busiest hospital in the Central
Valley Children’s Healthcare launched a new partnership today to
address one of the most significant healthcare needs in the
Universal Health Services (UHS) will construct and operate the
new 81,600 square foot, 128-bed behavioral health hospital, which
will provide accessible, high-quality and advanced
behavioral health services in the Central Valley. (Press Release)
Valley Children’s extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program has
received international recognition from the Extracorporeal Life
Support Organization (ELSO) as a Silver Level ELSO Award
recipient. (The Business Journal)
For patients and doctors alike, one of the main concerns before
and after surgery has become the prescription and subsequent
dependency on opioid-based painkillers, and it’s resulting big
changes to the surgical process.
Adventist Health in the Central Valley received eight Energy to
Care Awards from the American Society for Health Care Engineering
(AHSE) for reducing energy use and freeing up resources to
support patient care. Adventist Health medical offices in
Coalinga, Fowler, Hanford, Home Garden, Huron, Madera and Selma,
as well as Adventist Health’s Kerr Outpatient Center in Hanford,
received recognition. (The Sentinel)
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Prior to joining the Hospital Council, David’s professional
experience included working the public and private sectors.
David worked as a Staff Associate for the Committee on
International Relations in the U.S. House of Representatives and
later taught as a member of the faculty at USC’s Marshall School
David was raised in the Central Valley and is an alumnus of both
Fresno Pacific University and Fresno State—he’s excited to return
home to promote the health of Central California’s communities.
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