Blog Posts in 2018

  • Huntington Hospital Earns 'A' Grade for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Huntington Hospital was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Announces the February and March DAISY Award Winners

    As a designated Magnet hospital, Huntington Hospital is a recognized leader in nursing excellence. Every day, our nurses go above and beyond for our patients, and we are proud to recognize them for their efforts. The DAISY Award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The Barnes family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who ...
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  • National Charity League Juniors of San Marino Host "Baby Shower" to Support Huntington Hospital

    On April 10, 2018, members of the National Charity League (NCL) Juniors of San Marino threw a “baby shower” at their recent meeting at Huntington Hospital to benefit the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Members gathered new preemie outfits - onesies, socks and handmade caps and supplies - all to be provided to the hospital's NICU families at quarterly baby ...
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  • Huntington Senior Care Network Receives $200,000 from Huntington Collection

    On March 21, 2018, Huntington Collection presented a check in the amount of $200,000 to Huntington Senior Care Network, a nationally recognized program that helps older and disabled adults and their families remain healthy and independent. Huntington Collection is a unique resale shop that sells merchandise through consignment and qualified donations. All proceeds from the shop benefit Huntington ...
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  • Go Further with Food for Heart Health

    By: Hollie Gelberg, Ph.D., RD, and Michelle Ilan, dietetic intern This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Go Further with Food,” which encourages a selection of health-promoting foods while at the same time being mindful of food waste. Given the wide variety of food choices, choosing the “right” foods can make a huge difference in one’s health, ...
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  • Welcome Home Team Tanzania!

    In partnership with several government and private healthcare facilities in Tanzania, The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project is designed to provide clinical care, education, psychosocial support and infrastructure assistance to those agencies involved in HIV/AIDS, internal medicine and orthopedic and reconstructive surgery. In 2004, The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project had a team of seven travel ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Announces January's DAISY Award Winner, Christina Shafer, RN

    As a designated Magnet hospital, Huntington Hospital is a recognized leader in nursing excellence. Every day, our nurses go above and beyond for our patients, and we are proud to recognize them for their efforts. The DAISY Award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The Barnes family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who ...
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  • Crescenta Valley High School Students Visit Huntington Hospital to Learn the Latest in Cardiology

    Crescenta Valley High School students visit Huntington Hospital to learn the latest in cardiology On February 21, students from Crescenta Valley High School visited Huntington Hospital as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) STEM Goes Red program. STEM Goes Red is a year-long engagement program which gives high school junior and senior girls the opportunity to explore science, ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Names Scott Groom, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    Huntington Hospital today announced that Scott Groom will be joining as senior vice president, chief information officer, effective today. Groom brings over 20 years of experience in advanced technology, clinical integration, management of physician and outpatient operations, strategic planning/marketing, business development and consulting across multiple healthcare and Fortune 500 environments. ...
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  • Alex Durairaj, MD, Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services, Featured in the February issue of Business Life Magazine

    Huntington Hospital’s Alex Durairaj, MD, medical director of cardiovascular services, was recently featured in the February issue of Business Life Magazine. In the article, entitled "Healthy Hearts," Dr. Durairaj shares that Huntington Hospital provides over 2,000 catheterizations and electrophysiology procedures, and 42,000 non-invasive cardiac diagnostic procedures each year. ...
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  • Local Girl Scouts give thanks to our nurses

    In February, Girl Scout Troop 781 from Polytechnic School in Pasadena visited our hospital, bearing snacks, treats and hand-made cards to show appreciation for our nurses. The visit was part of their Silver Award project, entitled “Thank a Nurse.” The girls, Aleena Bhatti, Ellie Fay and Maya Kenny – who are all 8 th graders – toured 6 West, critical care unit and the ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Babies "Go Red" for Heart Month

    Huntington Hospital has collaborated with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide every baby born at the hospital this month with a red onesie and hat as a symbol of heart health and encouragement for a healthy future. These special hats were knitted and crocheted by volunteers from around the Los Angeles area through AHA's program, Little Hats, Big Hearts™, empowering moms to ...
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  • World-class care for matters of the heart

    As a young, lively working mom of three, Tina Gocke always considered herself a healthy person. Yes, she had occasional migraines and fatigue, but she chalked those symptoms up to a busy life. Tina’s life changed in September 2017, when she was outside playing with her kids. Suddenly she was unable to hold her water bottle – it dropped from her hand, and she began slurring her speech. ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Employees "Go Red" for Heart Month

    Huntington Hospital, in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA), is celebrating Heart Month in February. On Friday, February 2, hospital employees, volunteers, physicians and friends gathered at the hospital entrance for National Wear Red Day®, uniting with millions of people across the country to help raise awareness about heart disease in women. According to the AHA, heart ...
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  • Phil Simon Clinic's Tanzania Project Departs for 11th Trip to Africa

    The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project team departed for their 11th trip to Africa on Saturday! Kimberly Shriner, MD, director, Phil Simon Clinic, and a team of 60 volunteers will provide clinical care, education, psychosocial support and infrastructure assistance in Arusha, Tanzania. Since their first trip in 2002, more than 120 of our employees and physicians have made the journey – ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Announces Returning Board Members

    Louise H. Bryson Robert Y. Yu Huntington Hospital announced today the election of two members to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2018. Louise Henry Bryson and Robert Y. Yu have been elected as returning board members. “The healthcare industry is constantly changing, particularly for nonprofit hospitals,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. ...
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  • Huntington Senior Care Network (SCN) to host Early Memory Loss Conference on February 17

    If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with thinking or memory, please join us for the Early Memory Loss Conference, presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. The event will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Braun Auditorium, Huntington Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena CA 91105. Continental breakfast and lunch ...
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  • Supporting Blood Donor Awareness Month

    It is the beginning of the year, and what better way to start the year off than by donating blood! Much of the medical care we provide depends on a steady supply of voluntary blood donations, and yet only 3 percent of the eligible donors in California give blood. As the region’s only trauma center, blood donations given at our Blood Donor Center are vital to helping those in need. If there ...
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  • Phyllis Mo, DO, Huntington Health Physicians, Featured in L.A. Parent Magazine's January issue

    If one of your 2018 resolutions is for you and your family to become more active, this article can help! L.A. Parent Magazine featured Phyllis Mo, DO, Huntington Health Physicians, in an article on family fitness. Taking a walk is the best place to start. “There is light cardio and it also provides a little bit of weight-bearing exercise,” says Phyllis Mo, DO, a family medicine ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Named to 2017 List of Top 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs by Becker's Hospital Review

    Becker's Healthcare has named Huntington Hospital to the 2017 edition of its list "100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs." The organizations featured on the list have extensive neuroscience and spine programs, providing treatment and cutting edge research into neurosurgical disorders. Many hospitals and health systems featured have earned top ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Receives Five Star Rating in Quality of Care by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    Report cards are out for the nation’s hospitals, and Huntington Hospital has received a 5-star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country, only 337 of which received 5-star ratings. The website rates hospitals against 64 ...
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  • John Rodarte, MD, featured in Outlook Newspapers

    John Rodarte, MD, pediatrician at Huntington Health Physicians, and chair, department of pediatrics, Huntington Hospital, was featured in the Outlook Newspapers recently in a story about the great work he does in an impoverished neighborhood in Mexico. Dr. Rodarte helped create Healing Hearts Across Borders, a nonprofit group that visits Tijuana every three months to see and treat patients at the ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Named to 2017 List of Top 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs by Becker's Hospital Review

    Becker’s Healthcare has named Huntington Hospital to “100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs list for 2017.” The hospitals included on this list are national leaders in orthopedic care. Many are high volume joint replacement centers and have earned recognition for knee and hip replacements as well as spinal procedures. These hospitals and health systems ...
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