Blog Posts in 2014

  • Pasadena Goes Pink raises $14,410.27 for Huntington Memorial Hospital Breast Center

    As part of the annual “Firefighters Go Pink” campaign, Pasadena Firefighters proudly presented a check to the Huntington Memorial Hospital Breast Center for $14,410.27. Events included a media kick-off and walk around the Rose Bowl, a day of fundraising at the California Pizza Kitchen, t-shirt sales and Firefighters wearing pink uniform t-shirts for Breast Cancer Week in October. ...
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  • Santa Brings Cheer to Huntington Memorial Hospital Pediatrics

    Santa brought holiday cheer to Huntington Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 16, arriving by armored vehicle. Santa and his helpers passed out presents and visited with children in the hospital’s pediatric unit. A special thank you to Foothill Air Support Team (FAST), Pasadena Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Pomona Police Department, Covina Police Department, Monrovia ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Shines a Light on Lung Cancer to Bring Awareness to the Community

    On Sunday, Nov. 16, Huntington Memorial Hospital hosted a lighting ceremony as part of a national campaign to raise awareness for lung cancer. The ceremony was attended by over 100 lung cancer patients and family members as well as hospital administration, staff and physicians from Huntington’s lung cancer program. The program included remarks by Robbin Cohen, MD, medical director for the ...
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  • Are You Prepared to Fight the Flu in 2014-2015?

    As we move into flu season, states across America are experiencing increasing cases. While California isn’t being hit as hard by the flu as some other states, it is important that Pasadena residents and our neighbors throughout the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding communities take steps now to guard against the flu. As our community’s leading hospital for over 120 years, Huntington ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Physicians Urge Congress to Support Lung Cancer Screenings for Medicare Patients

    Physicians from Huntington Memorial Hospital recently met with Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), urging our local congresswoman to support Medicare funding for lung cancer screenings. Studies have shown that such screenings could save an estimated 14,000 lives each year among Medicare beneficiaries. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) private insurers will begin covering the screening at no cost to patients. ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Collaborates with Anthem Blue Cross and Six Other Leading Hospitals to Launch Anthem Blue Cross Vivity

    Huntington Memorial Hospital announced today that it has collaborated with Anthem Blue Cross and six of its fellow leading hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties to form Anthem Blue Cross Vivity, a new insurance offering that will provide convenient access to some of the best hospitals, primary care doctors and specialists in the region at an affordable price. “Being part of Anthem ...
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  • Officers Bring Toys and Smiles to Pediatrics

    Officers from Los Angeles, Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton police departments visited pediatric patients at Huntington Memorial Hospital last week, delivering toys, books and good cheer. Our little patients enjoyed seeing the officers, and the officers were very grateful for the chance to make the children smile. This happy visit was organized by Save A Sheepdog Inc. , an organization that is ...
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  • Prepare to Survive and Thrive in an Emergency

    September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and Huntington Memorial Hospital is encouraging our community to take action now so you can “survive and thrive” in a real emergency. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), disaster readiness can be made manageable by taking it one step at a time: Start by learning your specific risk, then gather supplies for an ...
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  • It's Soccer Season: Huntington Orthopedic Surgeon Says Girl Athletes Must Train to Protect Their Knees

    Gregory Adamson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital, was recently featured in L.A. Parent magazine discussing the importance of injury prevention training in tween girls. Specifically, the article discussed why girls are more susceptible than boys to knee injuries and what parents can do to protect their female athletes’ knees. To learn ...
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  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Huntington Memorial Hospital Earns Laboratory Accreditation

    The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Huntington Memorial Hospital has earned accreditation by the Long-Term Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). “ABRET accreditation means that our program has met strict standards and is recognized as a place where patients and physicians can have ...
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  • U.S. News Ranks Huntington Memorial Hospital Among the Top Hospitals in the Region

    Huntington Memorial Hospital has again been ranked among the top hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care. Huntington Hospitalwas named one of the “Best Hospitals” overall in California and one of the ten ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Partners with Day One to Promote Safer Cycling

    Huntington Memorial Hospital has partnered with Day One, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization focused on public health, to promote safer cycling in our community. Through the partnership at least 200 local cyclists will receive a helmet and/or set of bicycle lights this summer. The injury prevention project is made possible by the generous support of the Huntington HospitalTrauma Center, which ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Implants Non-Surgical, Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker

    A Huntington Memorial Hospital patient has become the first patient in the San Gabriel Valley to be implanted with a tiny, leadless cardiac pacemaker. Developed for patients with bradycardia – a heart rate that is too slow – the Nanostim device is designed to be placed directly in a patient’s heart without the visible lump, scar and insulated wires (called leads) required for ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Hosts "Love Your Heart" for Asian-Pacific Islander Community

    More than 100 people attended Huntington Memorial Hospital’s “Love Your Heart” luncheon, an event held in partnership with the American Heart Association to raise awareness of heart health in the Asian-Pacific Islander community. The event featured informational booths on the Heart and Vascular Center, healthy lifestyles and recognizing the unique signs of heart attack. ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Pediatrician in LA Parent Magazine

    A recent article in LA Parent magazine entitled “Hospital Homework,” points out that Southern California is home to some of the world’s best medical facilities and encourages parents to “learn the landscape now, so you’re ready if you need them.” Stephen Treiman, M.D, director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Huntington Memorial Hospital, agrees. As a ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Named Accredited Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery

    Huntington Memorial Hospital has been named an accredited comprehensive center for bariatric surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Huntington has conducted thousands of bariatric surgeries since 2000 and was one of the first hospitals in the country to institute minimally invasive and robotic techniques. The American College of Surgeons ...
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  • Tee Time: Stroke Survivors Participate in Rehab Through Golf

    Stroke survivors and staff from Huntington Memorial Hospital stroke center recently enjoyed a morning of golf instruction at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. “Saving Strokes,” a rehabilitation-through-golf program of the American Heart / American Stroke Association, offers stroke survivors the opportunity to add golf as a mental, physical and emotional rehabilitation tool in their ...
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  • The Huntington Collection Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    One of Pasadena’s most cherished institutions is turning 30 this year, and the public is invited to share in the celebration…and the good work. Founded in 1984, The Huntington Collection is a unique resale shop of Huntington Memorial Hospital that sells merchandise through consignment and qualified donations. All Huntington Collection proceeds benefit Huntington Hospital Senior Care ...
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  • Hospital Staff and First Responders Test Their Skills in Emergency Drill

    Huntington Memorial Hospital hosted an emergency preparedness drill on its campus on May 9. The scenario was an "active shooter" in the hospital where police and fire personnel responded and took simulated action. Officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Tactics and Survival Training Unit, Pasadena Fire Department, and Pasadena Police Department, as well as ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Honored With Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

    Huntington Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines -Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the ...
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  • 30th Annual Fall Food Wine Festival set for Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Pictured L to R: Gregg Smith (Smith Brothers Restaurant Corporation), Bob Smith (Smith Brothers Restaurant Corporation), Dr. Amal Obaid (Medical Director of Trauma Services, Huntington Hospital), Linda Barker (Fall Food and Wine Committee Co-Chair), Steve Ralph (President and CEO), Jane Haderlein (Senior Vice President, Philanthropy and Public Relations) For the last 29 years, residents of ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Physician Philanthropist Featured in MD Magazine

    Kimberly Shriner, MD, FACP is an infectious disease specialist and is the director of the highly respected Phil Simon Clinic for people with HIV/AIDS. Since 2002, she’s assembled a team of employees from Huntington Memorial Hospital for a total of nine trips to Eastern Africa as part of the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project. Through the Project, more than 100 Huntington Memorial Hospital ...
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  • Stacy Miller Named Director of Volunteer Services at Huntington Hospital

    Huntington Memorial Hospital has promoted Stacy Miller to director of volunteer services, effective immediately. Miller previously served as supervisor of the errand and escort volunteer program at the hospital. In her new role she oversees all volunteer services, which includes 1,500 volunteers. These volunteers represent one of the hospital's greatest assets, donating over 100,000 hours of ...
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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Earns Silver in Healthyroads "Fit Company" Employer Wellness Awards

    Healthyroads Fit Company Award ® program. The Healthyroads Fit Company Award recognizes organizations nationwide that demonstrate their commitment to improving the overall health and fitness of their employees by offering exceptional employee wellness programs and benefits. Huntington Hospital’s recognition demonstrates that improving health is not just a service the hospital provides ...
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  • Babies "Go Red" at Huntington Hospital During American Heart Month

    Babies born this month at Huntington Memorial Hospital are wearing red caps – instead of the traditional pink or blue – in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the life of one woman every minute. That means many of the women in these babies’ lives – ...
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