EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been corrected with updated information from Community Regional Medical Center.
FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Current conditions are bad for emergency rooms nationwide, and new figures released by Becker’s Hospital Review show Fresno’s Community Regional Medical Center is one of the busiest in the state.
In 2022, a spike in cases of RSV, COVID, and the flu has left many hospitals at over capacity and close to what they call “disaster levels” this winter.
Fresno’s Community Regional Medical Center ranked among the hospitals included in the Becker’s Hospital Review, showing 101,073 visits reported in either calendar year or fiscal year 2021.
Of the California hospitals listed in the figures, Community Regional Medical Center was listed as the fourth busiest in the state:
- Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center — 136,161 visits
- Antelope Valley Hospital (Lancaster, Calif.) — 130,659 visits
- Sharp Grossmont Hospital (La Mesa, Calif.) —104,986 visits
- Community Regional Medical Center (Fresno, Calif.) — 101,073 visits
- Stanford Medicine-Palo Alto (Calif.) campus — 88,591 visits
(The figures were most recently updated on Dec. 29.)
So what are people around the country coming into the ER for the most? The top three reasons are maternal and neonatal conditions, surgeries, and COVID-19.