Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is the flagship hospital of Community Medical Centers, a private, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Fresno, California, and the largest healthcare provider and private employer in central California. We measure up with top hospitals nationally and are the 3rd largest in California, providing the central valley with the highest level of care. With 685 beds, we are home to the only Level 1 Trauma and comprehensive burn centers between Los Angeles and Sacramento. The 58,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in the state! We have an 84-bed Level 3 NICU and a brand new pediatric specialty care unit. Future plans include building a women and children's facility on campus and expanding with 65 additional beds. Our hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. We're affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility and have trained 3,000 Medical Doctor's to date plus remain investing in research and training grants.
Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center is a 28-bed inpatient rehab facility located within Community Regional Medical Center. Our diagnosis mix includes patients recovering from stroke and other neurologic disorders, brain injury, cardiac dysfunction, amputation, spinal cord injury, trauma, and medical debility. Our current staff includes 8 full-time Physical Therapists, 7 full-time Occupational Therapists and 3 full-time Speech Language Pathologists in addition to support staff. Our focus is to work with patients to achieve their highest level of functional independence and train their family/caregiver to discharge home safely.
Our staff is a balanced mix of seasoned clinicians, recent graduates and everything in between. This offers an optimal environment for mentoring and implementation of the most current evidenced based practice. It is important to us to maintain a frequent rotation of student therapists to help support the profession and stay current on the latest methods. Additionally, we support regular continuing education to maintain currency and further develop our staff. Our therapists regularly share knowledge through mentoring and in-services.
Being located within a Level 1 Trauma & Burn Center and teaching facility provides unique opportunities. We are able to admit patients at a higher level of acuity and initiate the rehab process earlier because we have access to the specialists in the acute environment. We also work closely with the acute therapy team to improve continuity of care between settings. Additionally, access to the educational process offered in a teaching hospital offers opportunities to attend Grand Rounds, interact with physicians in the residency program, and learn from various healthcare professionals in the teaching environment.
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy with certification from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy. Approximately three to six months of related experience. Current registration as an Occupational Therapist in the state of California with AOTCB, or successfully complete certification exam within one year.