Connecting Our Community
We have come to expect miracles at Northridge Hospital. Our foremost goal is to better the lives of our patients as well as those in our surrounding community.
That's why we not only collaborate inside of our hospital walls to provide quality healthcare, but also partner with local organizations to offer a multitude of beneficial services to those in need, namely the poor and underserved.
Each year, we provide a report to the community and to the State of California summarizing our access and outreach collaboratives. The report quantifies: charity care, benefits for the low-income community, financial assistance, and community outreach activities.
You'll learn about many of these efforts in this issue of HealthSpeak, and read all the stories by downloading this issue.
Established in 2001 the Access to Care Collaborative
provides free nonemergent medical services to the uninsured working-poor living in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. To succeed, teenagers must first be given the knowledge and skills needed to reach their potential. Learn how Promoting Abstinence for Teen Health Plus
paves student's path to success.
Northridge Hospital helps trim down childhood obesity rates that have reached epidemic proportions. The School-Based Obesity and Diabetes Initiative encourages students, and their parents, to sprint through the school year with an action-packed plan to get fit.
Our special stories continue with a story of a special young lady. On a Mission: To Catch the Bad Guys. Math may not be 9-year-old Bita Habashi’s favorite subject. But ask her how much it costs to catch a bad guy and she will give you the exact amount: $730. Mending Everyday Heroes relates the recovery stories of a Los Angeles School Police Department officer, a Los Angeles Fire Department officer, and a California Highway Patrol officer.
We embrace and celebrate our staff, physicians and community members who over the past five years have helped to provide nearly $147 million in community benefit to better the lives of those in the community. Together, we continue to make miracles every day ... for more than 50 years!