The Achilles tendon is a strong, fibrous cord that connects the calf muscles to the heel. It’s the largest tendon in the human body, and is imperative to comfortable walking, running and jumping. While the Achilles tendon is very strong, it can tear or rupture during rigorous activity. Additionally, patients who have tendonitis or tendinopathy can experience a degenerated Achilles tendon. Regardless of the reason for your Achilles tendon-related issues, many can be fixed with an outpatient surgery. [READ MORE]
Enduring pain day-in and day-out can severely reduce a person’s quality of life. While many Americans have come to accept ongoing pain as an unavoidable part of life, physicians at Fresno Surgical Hospital and around the world have developed pain intervention and management techniques to provide relief for patients. [READ MORE]
The hip is one of the largest – and most important – joints in the body. The ball-and-socket joint allows you to do fun activities like exercising and dancing, and is also critical to simple movements, like walking and putting on socks. However, for those experiencing hip pain and inflammation, even those simple tasks can be excruciating. [READ MORE]
Patients with Chronic Knee Inflammation and Pain Can Improve Their Quality of Life
Healthy knee function goes hand-in-hand with quality of life. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), more than 600,000 total knee arthroplasties, or replacements, are performed each year in the United States for patients experiencing chronic knee pain and inflammation, and for patients who have experienced a severe knee injury. [READ MORE]
The PHA Executive Summit, taking place October 11-13 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, is an exclusive gathering for physician-owners, C-suite executives, and CEOs from PHA member facilities to learn and network with their peers. Register at physicianhospitals.org/2017.
Minimally-Invasive Procedures Bring Relief to Back and Neck Pain Sufferers
Back and neck pain can be debilitating. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. According to the American Spine Decompression Association, an estimated 75% – 85% of Americans suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives. [READ MORE]
FSH Only Local Hospital to Offer this Advanced Eye Technology
Fresno, CA (March 8, 2017) – Fresno Surgical Hospital (FSH) today announced it has acquired the ORATM System surgical technology. The hospital is the only area hospital to offer this ophthalmology surgical equipment, which allows for customized cataract procedures. [READ MORE]
Once again, Fresno Surgical Hospital was the only local hospital to earn a 5-Star Rating on Hospital Compare as reported by Medicare.gov. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) compiled the data, which tracks top performance on up to 64 quality measures. The average hospital rating across the nation is 3-Stars. Read the full story by The Business Journal here.
Physician Hospitals of America Recognizes 5-Star Hospital
Washington, D.C. September 16, 2016 – Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) today announced Fresno Surgical Hospital (FSH) is the recipient of the 2016 Hospital of the Year Award. PHA president, R. Blake Curd, MD, made the announcement during PHA’s annual Executive Summit in Napa, Calif. [READ MORE]
Fresno Surgical Hospital Only Local Hospital to Achieve “5 Star” Status Based on 64 Quality Measures
Fresno, CA (Aug. 2, 2016) – Fresno Surgical Hospital (FSH), an award-winning physician-owned hospital, today announced it received a 5 Star Rating on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program. This is the first time CMS has combined the results from 64 measures into a single star rating. [READ MORE]