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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Huntington Hospital Hosts 8th Annual Orthopedic Day

    Recently, Huntington Hospital held our 8th annual Orthopedic Day, which included program information and displays from the hospital's orthopedic multidisciplinary team. The event included a presentation by orthopedic surgeon Daniel Laster, MD and was a collaboration with Senior Care Network as part of their Noon Hour series.
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  • Paula Verrette, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Quality and Physician Services, featured in the October/November issue of Business Life Magazine

    In Business Life Magazine’s October-November issue, Paula Verrette, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, quality and physician services, writes about Huntington Hospital's commitment to women's health. "We are grateful to our excellent physicians, caring nurses and attentive staff who work so hard each day to provide compassionate care, and high quality outcomes, ...
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  • Huntington Hospital and Parkway Grill to Host 33rd Annual Fall Food + Wine Festival

    The Fall Food + Wine Festival, presented by Huntington Hospital and Parkway Grill, is no ordinary event! For more than 30 years, the annual fundraiser has produced vital funds to support care for patients with potentially life-threatening injuries at the Nan and Howard Schow Emergency & Trauma Center. Join us October 29, 2017 from 6 - 10 p.m. for spectacular offerings from some of our finest ...
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  • Kenneth Lam, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Recognized as a Healthcare Hero by Business Life Magazine

    In Business Life Magazine’s August-September issue, Kenneth Lam, MD, radiation oncologist, is featured as a Healthcare Hero. Dr. Lam was recognized for his efforts to further strengthen access to services for our diverse community - who may otherwise face language or other barriers to care. This includes his work founding a Cantonese-speaking cancer patient support group at Huntington ...
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  • John Rodarte, MD, featured in the August issue of L.A. Parent Magazine

    John Rodarte, MD, chair, department of pediatrics at Huntington Hospital, is featured in the August issue of L.A. Parent Magazine discussing overuse injuries among kid athletes. "You want to maintain your aerobic fitness, just use some different muscle groups," said Dr. Rodarte. "This is the healthiest way to let your child be that great athlete." Dr. Rodarte spent 17 years as ...
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  • Healthgrades Names Huntington Hospital 5-Star Recipient in Several Women's Care Procedures

    Huntington Hospitaltoday announced that it has been named a 5-star recipient for uro-gynecologic procedures, hysterectomy, vaginal delivery and c-section delivery by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. A 5-star rating indicates that the hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when ...
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  • Jane Haderlein, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy and Public Relations, Highlights Importance of Hospital Support Through Charitable Giving in Business Life Magazine

    In Business Life Magazine’s June - July issue, Jane Haderlein, senior vice president, philanthropy and public relations, writes about the importance of philanthropy at Huntington Hospital. “As a nonprofit hospital, Huntington Hospital relies on generous community philanthropy to sustain and enhance key programs and services that keep us at the forefront of high quality care that is ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Names Lori Morgan, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Morgan joins Huntington Hospitalfrom Portland, Oregon's 554-bed Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where she oversaw more than 3,600 employees and $1 billion of net revenue Dr. Morgan is deeply experienced in trauma and intensive care, having spent 20 years as a trauma surgeon and intensivist while overseeing multiple trauma programs Dr. Morgan also serves on the board of Legacy Health's ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Named Among 2017 Most Wired Hospitals

    Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19 th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® ...
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  • Gloria Sanchez-Rico, Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Joins Flintridge Center's Board of Directors

    Gloria Sanchez-Rico, vice president and chief nurse executive, Huntington Hospital, recently joined the Flintridge Center's Board of Directors. Flintridge Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through community planning, innovation and action. “Flintridge Center provides a tremendous benefit to our community. In joining the board, ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

    Huntington Hospitaltoday announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval ® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. With this ...
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  • Hope grows at Huntington Hospital

    On June 4, Huntington HospitalCancer Center hosted an open house to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Guests reconnected with the physicians and staff who guided them through cancer treatment, while enjoying delicious food, music and an informative break-out session led by Ruth Williamson, MD, medical director, breast cancer services. Those in attendance were encouraged to write messages of ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll

    Huntington Hospitalreceived the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll. 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 scientific ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Named a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke by Healthgrades

    Huntington Hospitalannounced that it has achieved 5-stars for its performance in stroke care from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care. This achievement is part of new findings and data released by Healthgrades and is featured in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. Every year, ...
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  • An open letter to our community from Paul L.H. Ouyang and Stephen A. Ralph

    Thirty years ago, during a period of substantial change for both Huntington Hospital and health care as a whole, Steve Ralph started his work here. In the decades that have followed, our community hospital has grown to become a regional leader that delivers innovative patient care and results on-par with the top hospitals in the nation. Steve has been instrumental in helping Huntington ...
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  • Huntington Hospital and Providence St. Joseph Health pact expands access to quality care

    Huntington Hospitaland Providence St. Joseph Health today announced a new partnership agreement to enhance regional contracting opportunities with health plans and self-insured, large group employers interested in offering a Southern California-wide provider network. The agreement will increase access to the broad spectrum of services provided by the two organizations, whose service areas are ...
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  • Gregory Giesler, MD, Huntington Hospital discusses the connection between stress and heart disease

    ABC7 news recently aired a story about the connection researchers found between stress and heart disease. To watch the clip, which features Huntington Hospital's physician partner, interventional cardiologist Gregory Giesler, MD, visit: http://abc7.com/health/researchers-find-connection-between-stress-and-heart-disease/1767623/
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  • Huntington Hospital named one of Healthgrades 2017 America's 50 Best Hospitals for 4th year in a row

    Today, Huntington Hospitalannounced that it has received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, for the 4th year in a row (2014-2017). The distinction makes Huntington Hospital the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive ...
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  • Huntington Hospital Announces New and Returning Board Members

    Ron Havner Michelle Chino Reed Gardiner Huntington Hospitalannounced today the election of three members to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2017. Ron Havner has been elected as a new board member and Michelle Chino and Reed Gardiner have been elected as returning board members. “The challenges facing healthcare and nonprofit hospitals require strong, dynamic leadership,” ...
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