Making A Comeback
Read true-life rehabilitation stories and meet the Valley's first robotic surgeon in the current issue of HealthSpeak. Our high-tech imaging cafe is now open and features a 64-slice CT scanner that produces extremely detailed images of the heart lung and other organs.
Northridge Hospital's School-based Obesity and Diabetes Initiative (SODI) is a win-win for students, parents, teachers and staff at the Los Angeles Unified School District. We also introduce you to six of our community board members.
Conquering Obstacles, Reaching Goals
After a critical injury, patients just want to feel “normal” again. For some, that means returning to a heroic firefighting career or getting back in the game of hockey.
For others, it’s a simple wish to speak to their spouse, hug their grandchildren, and stroll outside in the fresh air.
“Our care team evaluates each patient and develops an integrated treatment plan that not only addresses physical and cognitive needs, but emotional needs as well,” explains Thomas Hedge, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. “In fact, patients feel rejuvenated as therapy progresses and often speak about a renewed purpose in life.”
Zooming in on the Miracle of Precise Imaging
The Renaissance Imaging Center is called a high technology image cafe designed to enhance the patient experience. The Center features a 64-slice scanner, a noninvasive technology that allows the exam to be done with an extremely low radiation dose—up to 70-percent less than competing equipment. It can also produce extremely detailed images of the heart, lungs and other organs.
Meet the Valley's First Robotic Surgeon
Northridge Hospital is the first facility in the San Fernando Valley, and one of only 20 percent of hospitals in the U.S., to offer the da Vinci—the world’s first robotic surgical system with 3D HD vision. It combines computer and robotic technologies to help physicians perform a wide range of major surgeries through a few tiny incisions,
Robots have gone from a future fantasy to today’s reality. We now have robots that can mimic pets, mow the lawn, vacuum—and with the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System—they can even help perform surgery.