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Alexis DeSha,
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Stories by Alexis DeSha

Bridge Program Expands to Help Those With Addictions Beyond Opioids

For the past 18 months, anyone struggling with opioid addiction could walk into Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department and...

/ 3 years ago

Nurses Provide SAFE and Supportive Care for Rape Victims

Veteran emergency department Nurse Karen Reid-Williams was at the end of a long shift, squinting through fogged-up goggles and sweating unde...

/ 3 years ago

Trauma Center Turns to Former Gang Member to Help Reduce Violence

Armando Alvarez II’s family members led him into and out of gang life, introducing him to drugs and alcohol before he entered junior high an...

/ 3 years ago

Hospital Equipment in the Classroom Sparks Interest in Medical Careers

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the health sciences classroom at Kerman High School buzzed with students using medical equipment, including...

/ 4 years ago

Region’s First Chaplain Residency Program Starts During Coronavirus Crisis

Josh Houston was a pastor who longed to leave behind administrative duties to focus on soul care. Lorena Villa had six years of hospital exp...

/ 4 years ago

Pediatric Disease Detective Sees Big Needs and Doctor Shortages in the Valley

As cold and flu season ramps up, Dr. Chokechai Rongkavilit, known as Dr. Chai to patients and colleagues, knows he’ll be called to help tell...

/ 4 years ago

Rescued From Flames, Last Mammoth Pool Camper Goes Home From Hospital

“I freaked out about her injuries. She just kept shaking,” said Karla Carcamo, 25, of the harrowing helicopter ride she and her little siste...

/ 4 years ago

Complex Pediatric Cases Get the Team Approach at Community Regional

Kailee Sidamrong-Phan was a tiny, sickly baby that her parents rushed to Valley Children’s Hospital frequently for breathing troubles first ...

/ 4 years ago

1 in 7 New Moms Suffer Postpartum Depression. Pediatricians on Alert to Help.

The birth of a child can be one of life’s happiest milestones. But most mothers will tell you the changes that come with a baby can hit in u...

/ 4 years ago

Making Care More Welcoming to LGBTQ by Training Clinicians, Doctors

Zoyer Zendel said transitioning from female to male was difficult enough without having to explain over and over to his insurance provider o...

/ 4 years ago

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