Blog Posts in 2018

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  • Hope Grows Here for Cancer Survivors

    On June 3, Huntington Cancer Center hosted an open house to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Over 90 guests reconnected with the physicians and staff who guided them through cancer treatment, while enjoying delicious food, music therapy and informative break-out sessions. Those in attendance were encouraged to write messages of hope and strength on notecards and decorate flower pots for ...
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  • 9th Annual Pasadena Saving Strokes Showcases Golf as an Aid in Stroke Recovery

    On May 16, Huntington Hospital, in collaboration with American Stroke Association, brought together a group of local stroke survivors in various stages of recovery for “Saving Strokes” golf therapy at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena. Our stroke and rehabilitation team were on hand, as well as golf professionals, to assist attendees as they learned techniques for overcoming common ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

    Huntington Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. ...
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  • Congratulations to April's DAISY Award Winner, James Rodriguez, 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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  • May is Stroke Awareness Month

    On May 23, 2018, please join us for Huntington Senior Care Network’s (SCN) Noon Hour series, as Candy Corral, RN, Huntington Hospital’s director of clinical partnerships and comprehensive stroke program, discusses ways to reduce your risk for stroke, as well as how to respond quickly if you witness symptoms of a stroke. The session will be held in the Braun Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. For ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Offers "Stop the Bleed" Training to the Community

    Recently, Huntington Hospital's Amal Obaid-Schmid, MD, medical director of trauma services, Michelle Baker, RN, trauma program manager, and their team, completed a training for 75 local school nursing staff at Los Angeles County Office of Education. The session provided hands-on demonstrations and information about how to use tourniquets and control bleeding in traumatic injuries. ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Named to Becker's Healthcare List of "100 Great Hospitals in America"

    Huntington Hospital was recently named to the Becker's Healthcare list of "100 great hospitals in America" for 2018. The hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction. These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Hosts Recent Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Graduates for a Space-Themed Party

    On April 21, Huntington Hospital hosted neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates for a special, space-themed reunion. Over 350 guests, most of which included NICU graduates from the past five years, were treated to games, lunch and the opportunity to visit with the NICU staff including Jamie Powers, MD, medical director of neonatology. Thank you to the nurses, physicians and employees, as ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Recognizes National Volunteer Week

    Huntington Hospital recently showed appreciation for its volunteers with a special dinner during National Volunteer Week! Huntington Hospital volunteers together donate over 107,000 hours per year. Additionally, more than 1675 volunteers provide service to over 121 different departments and programs at the hospital. “Our volunteers show up every day to give their time and energy to help our ...
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  • 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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