Walking into the sterile, catheterization lab at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Northeast Fresno is like stepping into a war room in the battle against a potentially deadly heart condition with the best weapon now available.
The world’s smallest pacemaker is now offered to patients in the Valley.
(ABC30 Action News)
A new report ranks Fresno among the top U.S. cities to be a nurse.
SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company, ranks Fresno No. 5 among the nation’s top cities to find a nursing job.
According to the company’s latest Best Places to Live survey, the number of nursing jobs in the Fresno area has increased by 38.1 percent in the past five years, adding nearly 1,000 new jobs for nursing professionals. (The Business Journal)
The two biggest hospital systems in Fresno have plans for new cancer centers, consolidating services that have been scattered in several locations.
Saint Agnes Medical Center said Thursday it is teaming with California Cancer Associates for Research and Excellence, an independent cancer group, to develop a 65,000-square-foot outpatient cancer center that will be on its hospital campus in northeast Fresno.
The Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) recognizes St. Agnes Medical Center (a Trinity Health facility) in Fresno as the “Hospital Interoperability Champion” and Riverside Family Physicians of Riverside as the “Practice Interoperability Champion” of 2016. At the forefront of clinical data sharing, St. Agnes and Riverside Family Physicians have been instrumental in the success of interoperability within HIEs across California.
Two Valley hospitals recently received large gifts that will be utilized to bolster area medical services.
Saint Agnes Medical Center received over $208,000 from the Saint Agnes Men’s Club. The gift, raised from various 2015 club fundraisers, will benefit the advancement of 16 hospital programs and services impacting patients and the community.
Saint Agnes Medical Center is now taking patients in the sixth floor of its north wing now that a 25,000 square-foot build-out that began in December 2010 is nearing completion.
The $16.8 million expansion fills the space that was left undone when the hospital in north Fresno added the 230,000 square-foot north wing in 2005, a move that doubled the hospital’s size and brought its capacity to 436 licensed beds. (The Business Journal, 2/28/12)
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