From the most advanced technology resulting in better clinical outcomes, to an environment that fosters integrative health and a sense of well-being — the expanded Cancer Center is being designed to treat the whole person — body, mind and spirit.
We are rebuilding our Leavey Cancer Center to help cancer patients to rebuild their lives. The Cancer Center's growth provides features like an atrium with natural light, warm finishes, live plants, and a fountain as well as access to gardens and sanctuaries for rest and reflection, all to foster a healing environment. We’re expanding to provide enhanced accommodations, increased medical oncology therapies and greater access to support services all under the same roof.
Our goal is to provide safe, effective and compassionate medical care that surpasses our patients’ expectations. In our effort to strive for excellence, we also make our clinical outcomes public knowledge.
Northridge Hospital Medical Center is proud to be the only area hospital to receive “above average” rankings in every category of a recent report by The Joint Commission — an organization that accredits nearly 15,000 healthcare facilities. The results were published in a November 2007 edition of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, and you can view them in this issue of HealthSpeak.
A tragic car accident leaves a mother with life-threatening injuries while her son is unscathed in the backseat. She’s transferred to Northridge Hospital's Level II Trauma Center and rushed into surgery. But what happens to her child?
Upon arrival, he’s comforted by a Trauma Volunteer who notifies the boy’s family of the accident and reads to him until someone arrives. That’s just one of many scenarios encountered by our Trauma Volunteers since the team’s inception in 1984. Read more about about the valuable contribution of these special volunteers.
Act FAST during a stroke. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America. Learn what is a stroke, the signs of stroke, and if you are at risk in this article. Northridge Hospital is becoming a certified primary stroke center.
Saving the environment requires a conscientious effort from organizations and individuals who not only pitch in themselves, but also spread the word about environmental responsibility. Enter Northridge Hospital’s Environmental Action Committee (EAC) who evaluates ways to help Mother Earth and then implements a plan of action.
In 2007 we saved:
- 1,649,830 gallons of water
- 966,329 kilowatts of energy
- 707 cubic yards of landfill space
- 23,569 gallons of gas
- Air pollutants, which were reduced by 14,141 pounds
Read more about this special program, community education programs and screenings in this issue of our community newsletter, HealthSpeak.