Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is licensed for 641 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 one of the 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 housestaff of 180. There are approved residency training programs in internal medicine, surgery, orthopaedic surgery, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, oralmaxillofacial 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.[/halfcolumn]
Most critically ill and injured patients in Central California are brought to CRMC. Blunt trauma victims outnumber penetrating trauma victims (80% & 20% respectively). Frequently, those suffering a mishap in the surrounding mountain and rural areas are transported to us via helicopter – either by the Skylife aeromedical personnel or by the California Highway Patrol.
Ancillary support (RN’s and LVN’s, technicians, aides, clerks, social workers and others) is excellent. CRMC serves the population of Fresno County and its surrounding areas. Our patient population is culturally diverse and reflective of the area’s population as a whole with approximately 90 different ethnic groups represented. About 50% of our patients are Hispanic, and approximately 10% speak only Spanish. Interpreters and interpreting services are available on an ongoing basis to assist in the care of all patients.