Redesign Embodies "Can Do" Attitude
HealthSpeak Fall 2010
These are exciting times at Northridge Hospital. The Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center truly exemplifies our proud tradition as a place of compassionate healing and care. Together, we can conquer cancer.
Acquiring the most advanced cancer-fighting technology
(resulting in faster, more precise diagnoses, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries).
Maintaining an expert team of cancer specialists who posses a “We Can” attitude (and inspiring patients to adopt the belief as well).
Partnering with community organizations to offer cancer patients alternative and complementary therapies that promote healing and a sense of well-being.
Educating the public about prevention and early detection.
Having the distinction of three esteemed accreditations
(attesting to our exceptional clinical programs, cancer research, community outreach and education programs).
The Leavey Cancer Center is fully-accredited by three prestigious organizations: The American College of Radiation Oncology, the Association of Community Cancer Centers and the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s Leavey Cancer Center has had the pleasure of treating many cancer survivors with a “We CAN” attitude. Read their inspiring stories. This issue also includes cancer prevention tips and recognizes many organizations and individuals who have helped this dream come true.
We Can Make Medical Breakthroughs
Clinic research can lead to treatments that promise to increase survival rates and life expectancy—a proven outcome for many studies in which Northridge Hospital participates. For nearly 30 years, we've partnered with some of the nation’s most respected institutions in the most innovative clinical research trials.
The Leavey Cancer Center is participating in 15 promising trials in the areas of prevention and treatment for brain cancer, breast cancer, gastrointestinal and rectal cancer, genitourinary, lung cancer, lymphoma, metastatic cancer, neuropathy and prostate cancer. Our trials are with National Cancer Institute designated cooperative groups and in conjunction with UCLA.
Valley CARES Family Justice Center
The San Fernando Valley’s first Family Justice Center opens in October 2010 to help abuse victims. Courageous abuse victims are taking back their lives with help from the Valley CARES Family Justice Center, the first of its kind in Los Angeles County.
We’re here to help people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. The Center, located in Van Nuys, is a unique collaboration of advocates, civil legal services, counselors, law enforcement, child social workers and forensic nurse examiners.
- Accompaniments to court
- Assistance with access to shelter
- Childcare while receiving services at the Center
- Civil law services, such as restraining orders, custody and divorce issues and U visas
- Education and employment planning
- Financial assessment and planning
- Housing assessment and planning
- Language interpretation in more than 140 languages
- Medical evidentiary exams
- Safety planning
- Services for the elderly and individuals with disabilities
- Support groups
The Valley CARES Family Justice Center is a unique collaboration of advocates, civil legal services, counselors, law enforcement, child social workers, prosecutors and forensic nurse examiners. Together, we reduce barriers to services so that victims can be helped with abuse and violence in their lives. You can also support the Valley CARES FJC with an online donation.
For more information read page 13 in this issue of HealthSpeak. Your Safety Is Our Priority. Call for Help. Valley CARES Family Justice Center: 818-304-8900