Chief of Emergency Medicine

James Comes, MD, FACEP

Program Director

Jim Davis

Stacy Sawtelle, MD

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Community Regional Medical Center is licensed for 626 inpatient beds and is home to all of the UCSF Fresno residency programs. It is the 5th largest and 3rd busiest hospital in the state. The new Trauma/Critical Care Building includes a 56,000 square foot, 70-bed emergency department as well as state of the art Burn unit, critical care units, cardiac cath lab, and two 64-slice CT scanners (one in the ED). The annual ED census is over 110,000, making it the 3rd busiest in California.

CRMC is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving a several county area of Central California. It is a major teaching institution with approximately eighty full-time faculty physicians and a house staff of 180. In addition to emergency medicine, there are approved residency training programs in: internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, oralmaxillofacial surgery, orthopaedic surgery and dentistry. We currently have fellowships in pulmonary critical care, cardiology, infectious disease, palliative care, gastroenterology, acute care surgery, surgery critical care, minimally invasive surgery, wilderness medicine and EM ultrasound

CRMC’s ED contains three major trauma rooms with dedicated CT and radiology services, a 10-bed cardiac/critical care pod, an 11-bed major medical area, a 25-bed minor treatment area, fast-track, ophthalmology and ENT rooms, several family rooms, a 4-bed cast and suture suite, 3 ED ultrasound machines, a law enforcement area, a sexual assault center, a secure behavioral care unit, offices, a conference room, clerical and nursing support space, dedicated laboratory and respiratory services, a paramedic and parkmedic communication base station, and 2 helicopter landing pads, among other services and facilities.