Blog Posts in 2016

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  • Huntington Hospital pediatric patients receive a special visit from Santa Claus

    On December 14, the Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST), along with Santa Claus, touched down from the North Pole to conduct the 11th Annual Christmas Toy Drive for Huntington Hospital pediatric patients. Thank you to Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez and his team for once again bringing holiday cheer and generosity to our patients!
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  • Huntington Hospital Shines a Light on Lung Cancer

    On Sunday, November 13, Huntington Hospital hosted a lighting ceremony as part of a national campaign to raise awareness for lung cancer. The ceremony was attended by almost 100 lung cancer patients and family members as well as hospital administration, staff and physicians from Huntington Hospital's lung cancer program. The event included remarks by Robbin Cohen, MD, medical director, ...
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  • Huntington Hospital hosts 2016 Fall Food & Wine Festival at Parkway Grill and Arroyo Chop House

    On October 30, Huntington Hospital hosted its annual Fall Food & Wine Festival on the festive grounds between the Parkway Grill and the Arroyo Chop House in Pasadena. Guests enjoyed gourmet food, fine wines and live music, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Nan and Howard Schow Emergency & Trauma Center at Huntington Hospital, the only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Earns "A" Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Huntington Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A,” ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. “Our ...
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  • Huntington Hospital hosts 10th annual Pink Ribbon Conference with Chinese Herald Cancer Association

    On October 15, 2016 breast cancer survivors, friends and family members gathered at Huntington Hospital for the 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Conference. Held in partnership with Chinese Herald Cancer Association, the event featured keynote speaker, Jeannie Shen, MD, medical director of breast surgery, Huntington Hospital, who spoke about the newest treatments available to patients.
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  • "Pasadena Goes Pink" kick-off event brings breast cancer awareness to the community

    For the past six years, Pasadena Fire Department has partnered with Huntington Hospital during October to bring awareness to breast cancer with "Pasadena Goes Pink" fundraisers. This year, the first event was held on October 2, with a walk around the Rose Bowl. Basecamp Fitness led a warm up before the walk began and Corepower Yoga led a cool down, after the walk, at Brookside Park. A ...
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  • Huntington Hospital now hosting Cantonese speaking Chinese Cancer Support Group

    Huntington Hospital recently hosted its first Chinese Cancer Support Group, the only Cantonese speaking cancer support group in Southern California. The group, led by Kenneth Lam, MD, was well-attended, with patients attending all the way from San Diego. Attendees and our support staff of Cantonese speaking specialists had an interesting and thoughtful discussion, that aimed to help patients and ...
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  • Stratos Christianakis, MD, named associate program director, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Huntington Hospital

    We are pleased to announce Stratos Christianakis, MD, has been named associate program director, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Huntington Hospital. In this role, Dr. Christianakis will be responsible for clinical training, recruiting new residents and assisting in the overall administration of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Christianakis practices internal medicine with a focus ...
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  • An evening with Jane Goodall, Ph.D, DBE

    The always amazing, Jane Goodall, a grateful patient and supporter of Huntington Hospital, generously spoke to medical staff and hospital leaders last week sharing her unique wit, wisdom and perspective. It was truly an evening to remember! Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, photographed with Kimberly A. Shriner, MD, FACP, Paul L. H. Ouyang, chairman, board of directors, Huntington Hospital and James A. ...
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  • U.S. News & World Report names Huntington Hospital 4th "Best Hospital" in Los Angeles area and 9th in California

    Huntington Hospital has again been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most complicated conditions. Huntington Hospital was named the fourth “Best Hospital” in the greater Los Angeles area. The hospital was also named one of the ten ...
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  • Helpful tips to protect yourself if you are exposed to smoke from fires

    Inhalation of smoke from brush fires is dangerous and should be avoided; especially if you have heart and lung diseases like congestive heart failure, asthma or emphysema. When wood and other organic matter burns, a complex mixture of microscopic solid particles, liquid droplets and gases is produced. One of the biggest health concerns related to smoke inhalation comes from fine particles. These ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Recognized with Healthgrades 5-Star Rating for Prostate Removal Surgery

    In June, as part of Men’s Health Month, Huntington Hospital was recognized by Heathgrades for receiving a 5-star rating for prostate removal surgery. Huntington Hospital is one of only six hospitals in Los Angeles County to receive this 5-star rating, out of 40 eligible hospitals. “It is important to bring awareness to men's health issues, such as prostate care," said Ramin ...
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  • Huntington Hospital joins the American Joint Replacement Registry

    In its continuing mission to provide the best patient care possible, Huntington Hospital has recently become a participant of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR). The AJRR serves as a central registry for data on total hip and knee arthroplasties at Huntington Hospital and other participating sites throughout the country and aims to carefully monitor and track the implanted devices used ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Provides Over $101 Million in Community Benefits

    As part of its non-profit mission, Huntington Hospital provides significant benefits to the communities it serves, often in the form of free and part-pay hospital care for the uninsured and those with limited means. In 2015, Huntington Hospital provided a total of $101 million worth of health care services and support to residents of the greater Pasadena area. “Community benefits go beyond ...
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  • Gabriella Sherman, MD, FACP, MBA named Vice President, Clinical Innovation and Performance Improvement, Huntington Hospital

    Gabriella Sherman, MD, FACP, MBA, has been appointed to the position of vice president, clinical innovation and performance improvement, Huntington Hospital, effective June 1, 2016. Dr. Sherman earned her medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia and her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, focusing on strategy, ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

    On June 5, Huntington Hospital Cancer Center hosted an open house to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Guests enjoyed delicious food, jazz music, stress-relieving activities, such as adult coloring, and received information about our programs at the Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center and the American Cancer Society. Participants also reconnected with the physicians and staff who guided ...
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  • Huntington Hospital and Pasadena Fire Department demonstrate CPR techniques at Paseo Colorado

    Last week, Huntington Hospital and Pasadena Fire Department hosted a free, Hands-Only CPR training at the Paseo Colorado in Pasadena. CPR instructors demonstrated the basic and proper techniques of Hands-Only CPR to over 200 people. Thank you to all who participated! Cardiac arrests are more common than you think and they can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 300,000 out-of-hospital sudden ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Recognized as Top 10% in Nation for Stroke Care by Healthgrades

    For the second year in a row, stroke care at Huntington Hospital is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. Every year Healthgrades evaluates hospital ...
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  • Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship recipients

    Earlier this month, Huntington Hospital celebrated the next group of healthcare professionals to earn scholarships to pursue higher education. Thanks to generous philanthropic support from community members and organizations, these annual scholarship awards support our employees in their ongoing education, training and career development. Congratulations to the 32 scholarship recipients who were ...
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  • Huntington Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

    Today, Huntington Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest ...
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  • "Saving Strokes" showcases golf as an aid in stroke recovery

    On Friday, April 29, Huntington Hospital sponsored the American Heart Association's “Saving Strokes,” an event bringing together an intimate group of local stroke survivors, in various stages of recovery, to Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena for a day of golf therapy. At the event, stroke survivors learned techniques for overcoming common stroke disabilities and increasing ...
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  • Huntington Hospital, in partnership with USC Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health (IMFH), hosts 5th bi-annual fetal surgery reunion

    On April 24, the Los Angeles Fetal Surgery team, led by Ramen Chmait, MD, a faculty member of the USC Keck School of Medicine, hosted a celebration at Huntington Hospital to honor their amazing fetal surgery patients. Over 130 families attended the event, which included lunch, superhero-themed games and activities and a group photo. “We always look forward to celebrating our fetal surgery ...
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  • Huntington Hospital hosts neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates for a superhero-themed party

    On Saturday, April 23, Huntington Hospital hosted neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates for a superhero-themed party. Over 200 guests were treated to games, lunch and the opportunity to visit with the NICU staff including superhero Jamie W. Powers, MD, neonatologist, medical director for neonatology at Huntington Hospital. Thank you to all the real-life superheroes - the nurses, physicians ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care

    (PASADENA, Calif. –April 26, 2016) - Anthem Blue Cross has designated Huntington Hospital as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Recognized by Healthgrades for Providing Outstanding Patient Experience

    (PASADENA, Calif. – April 5, 2016) - Huntington Hospital announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Huntington Hospital was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive ...
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