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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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  • What should you do if you get the flu?

    With a recent spike in flu cases, our Emergency Department physician, Brandon Lew, DO, has the following advice* to offer our community: Prevention is ideal, but once you or a family member are experiencing flu-like symptoms it’s important to know your options – and the ER should not necessarily be your first choice. The flu shot, hand washing and avoiding sick people are all important ...
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  • Santa Claus Visits Huntington Hospital Pediatric Patients

    On December 21, 2017, the Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST), along with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, touched down from the North Pole (via their own rotor-equipped sleigh) to conduct their annual Christmas Toy Drive for Huntington Hospital pediatric patients. This event was funded through the generous contributions of Pasadena Police employees and ...
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  • Huntington Cancer Center Receives National Accreditation from American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer

    The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at Huntington Cancer Center. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive ...
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  • Pasadena Fire Department's "Pasadena Goes Pink" Fundraising Donates Over $19,000 to the Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center

    For the past seven years, Pasadena Fire Department has partnered with Huntington Hospital during October to bring awareness to breast cancer with "Pasadena Goes Pink" fundraisers. Last week, Pasadena firefighters, along with Basecamp Fitness Pasadena and California Pizza Kitchen/Pasadena, proudly presented a check for $19,032.15 to physicians, nurses and administrative staff to support ...
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  • Huntington Senior Care Network featured in Alibaba Pictures and Pasadena Community Foundation Short Film Competition

    Alibaba Pictures and the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) recently partnered to tell stories of "doing good" in Pasadena with the launch of Big Heart Small Film, a short film competition. Showcasing aspiring filmmakers and inspiring non-profits, the Huntington Senior Care Network was featured in an entry, a short film entitled "Happy Anniversary," which was directed by ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Hosts Mobile Intensive Care Training for LA County Nurses

    Recently, Jenny Van Slyke, RN, pre-hospital care coordinator, Huntington Hospital, and Lyn Riley, RN, held a mobile intensive care nurse (MICN) development course for 35 emergency room nurses from all over Los Angeles County. MICNs answer radio calls from paramedics in the field en route to a hospital, allowing care to begin even before the patient arrives. Roger Yang, MD, base hospital medical ...
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  • Huntington Hospital's 2017 Fall Food + Wine Festival Raises $260,000 for Trauma Center

    On October 29, 2017, Huntington Hospital hosted its only annual fundraising event, the 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, raising $260,000 to benefit the Nan and Howard Schow Emergency & Trauma Center at Huntington Hospital, the only trauma center in the San ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Announces Gift of $5 Million from the AS&F Foundation

    Huntington Hospital announced today that it has been named the recipient of a $5 million gift from the AS&F Foundation. The AS&F Foundation will close its doors in 2018, after 67 years in existence and 30 years of partnering with Huntington Hospital. The foundation’s trustees have selected the hospital as one of 12 organizations to receive final grants. “After much ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Provides Stop the Bleed Training to Pasadena Unified School District Nurses

    Recently, Amal Obaid-Schmid, MD, medical director, trauma services, Huntington Hospital, and members of the hospital’s trauma team, trained Pasadena Unified School District school nurses in a national program called Stop the Bleed. This valuable program is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Receives $250,000 Donation from Panda Cares

    Huntington Hospital recently received a generous donation of $250,000 from Andrew and Peggy Cherng of Panda Restaurant Group, through their philanthropic arm, Panda Cares. The check was presented on September 28, 2017 at the 19th Annual Panda Cares Charity Golf Invitational awards dinner at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. The funds from the donation will be used to support ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Earns "A" Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Huntington Hospital was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe ...
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