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Staying well is paramount to most Americans. So they are being increasingly proactive about their personal well-being, staying fit and seeing hospitals as places of wellness, not just places to go when you get sick.

Clovis is fortunate to house one highly-rated hospital, Clovis Community Medical Center, and to be just a quick drive from Saint Agnes Medical Center in neighboring Fresno.

Clovis Community Medical Center
The perfect blend of exceptional care and comfortable accommodations, Clovis Community Medical Center remains a top choice for women’s services, labor and delivery, minimally invasive surgeries, sports medicine, orthopedics and weight-loss surgery. Home to the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, California’s premier breast care center, they offer screenings and diagnostics, as well as treatments using the most advanced technology available.

Expanded in 2013, Clovis Community has 208 all-private rooms. Whether for inpatient or outpatient care, they are there to provide the best possible experience for the people they serve. From private rooms and state-of-the-art surgical suites, to fine dining and serene landscaping, every detail of Clovis Community Medical Center has been designed with the patient in mind.

Recipient of the 2016 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award and voted “People’s Choice Best Hospital” for the past three years, Clovis Community Medical Center is transforming how patients experience health care.

For more information, visit ClovisCommunity.org or call
(559) 324-4000.

Saint Agnes Medical Center
Established by the Sisters of the Holy Cross more than 85 years ago, Saint Agnes Medical Center remains the only faith-based hospital in the Clovis-Fresno area. The 436-bed Medical Center has a medical staff of 745 physicians and employs more than 2,600 men and women – all of whom share a commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care. Saint Agnes is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation.

Originally located in downtown Fresno, Saint Agnes moved to its current location at 1303 E. Herndon Ave. in 1975 when it needed to expand to meet the growing needs of the community, according to Nancy Hollingsworth, president and CEO.

“Saint Agnes is particularly well-known for its heart and vascular medicine, women and infants services, cancer care and surgical services,” she said. “We have also earned an overall 3-star rating from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, and are the first hospital in this market to offer the

TAVR Procedure, a non-invasive heart valve replacement.”
This state-of-the-art facility, which receives 80,000 annual emergency visits, also offers robotic surgery, comprehensive breast, brain and lung cancer clinics, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, and many other advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services. Believing that every mother and her baby deserve a birthing experience that’s second to none, Saint Agnes offers newly remodeled, all private postpartum rooms with extra amenities and ample space for families to bond. In addition, Saint Agnes prides itself on providing its patients with many of the intangibles that contribute to maintaining and regaining good health like visits by the hospital’s pet therapy dogs, known as “Heavenly Hounds.” These four-legged friends bring comfort to patients, which is proven to aid in the healing process by lowering stress, pain, blood pressure and loneliness. And, for those who wish to spend quiet time in prayer or meditation, the hospital’s chapel doors are always open, with Mass or Eucharistic services held daily.

“We focus on body, mind and spirit,” Hollingsworth said.

Saint Agnes is also a presence in the larger community. The medical center, in cooperation with the Sisters of the Holy Cross, owns and operates the Holy Cross Center for Women and the Holy Cross Clinic at Poverello House – both in downtown Fresno. The two programs, aimed at supporting the community’s underserved and uninsured, provide respite and skills training for women and their children, and free medical and dental services, respectively. Additionally, Saint Agnes has launched the Saint Agnes Health Hub to provide important health resources to those in need. With a focus on addressing the non-clinical social determinants of health, resources are leveraged to help patients and community members with access to stable housing, healthy foods, reliable transportation and help with medication management.

The hospital also works with the American Lung Association to provide the Better Breathers Club for individuals with respiratory illnesses, runs a support/education program for patients suffering from Sickle Cell Anemia, and offers a free chronic disease management program to empower individuals with, or are at risk of developing, a chronic disease to live a healthier lifestyle.

Other signature outreach programs include “Footsteps” for children and teens dealing with loss from death, divorce or incarceration; and the very popular “Spirit of Women” program that empowers women to take charge of their health and wellbeing through entertaining and educational programs held year-round.

With a desire to not only meet the community’s acute care needs, but also play a role in preventing disease and promoting health and wellness, Saint Agnes has opened multiple care sites throughout our community that offer a wide range of services. These include OB/GYN, general surgery, cardiac surgery, gastrointestinal oncology surgery, neurosurgery, plastics and aesthetics, and women’s health and fertility, as well as primary care, internal medicine and urgent care. One of the newest additions is Saint Agnes Wellness Center – Avecinia, in Clovis.

For more information, visit www.samc.com or call (559) 450-3000.

Kaiser Permanente Fresno
For more than 25 years, Kaiser Permanente Fresno has been providing high-quality, affordable health care to residents of Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties. Kaiser Permanente Fresno is one of the largest private-sector employers in the Central San Joaquin Valley with more than 1,700 employees and more than 200 physicians. In fact, this year U.S. News & World Report named Kaiser Permanente Fresno the best hospital in the Central Valley region.

Kaiser Permanente Fresno serves the community with five medical offices in Fresno, Clovis, Selma and Oakhurst. The Fresno Medical Center, located at 7300 N. Fresno St., Fresno, has 169 inpatient hospital beds in addition to maternity, emergency, outpatient, radiology, neurology, laboratory, pharmacy and health education services.

Kaiser Permanente is the largest, nonprofit integrated health care provider in the nation. In an integrated system, the health-plan, doctors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other services are all linked under the same umbrella. Members of their health plan receive high-quality, highly coordinated care – primary care and specialty care, inpatient and outpatient – in a seamless fashion in which caregivers are linked at all points of the care continuum, in real time, by a fully functional electronic health record.

For more information, visit kp.org/fresno or call (559) 448-4500.

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