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Huntington Hospital’s Response is All About Teamwork

Huntington Hospital’s Response is All About Teamwork

June 29, 2020

By Jaynie Studenmund, Chair of the Board, Huntington Hospital As printed in Outlook Newspapers To our Huntington Hospital community: Our world has changed extraordinarily over the past several months in ways no one could have predicted at the start of 2020, a new decade. We’ve faced an unprecedented pandemic that has radically changed the way […]

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Huntington Hospital updates COVID-19 patient end-of-life visitation policy

Huntington Hospital updates COVID-19 patient end-of-life visitation policy

June 16, 2020

After cautious review by a team of clinical and infection prevention specialists, Huntington Hospital has extended the exception for end-of-life visitation to loved ones of COVID-19 patients. Hospital data shows that our infection prevention measures have worked to contain the spread of the virus within our walls and we are grateful to have adequate PPE […]

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Huntington Hospital Suspends COVID-19 Donation Center

Huntington Hospital Suspends COVID-19 Donation Center

June 9, 2020

Huntington Hospital has experienced the good fortune of being the recipient of thousands of donated N-95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, gowns and other crucial items to ensure the safety of our caregivers and patients. Thanks to this overwhelming response and generosity of our community, Huntington has decided to temporarily suspend its donation center while we […]

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A note from Huntington Hospital’s President & CEO, Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA on the Minneapolis tragedy

A note from Huntington Hospital’s President & CEO, Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA on the Minneapolis tragedy

June 2, 2020

The tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis reminds us of the wound of inequality that this nation suffers still from today. The response to this tragedy reminds us of the individual and collective hurt caused by ignorance and complacency. In healthcare, we see racial disparities represented in higher rates of complications and mortality due […]

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Brittany Middleton, MD, Medical Director, Pediatrics, on  Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

Brittany Middleton, MD, Medical Director, Pediatrics, on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

June 1, 2020

What is MIS-C? What do we know about it? MIS-C stands for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. It was previously called Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). This is a new and very rare condition affecting children who usually have evidence of a current or prior COVID-19 infection. The current theory is that the COVID-19 infection […]

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Huntington Hospital Provides Antibody Testing to Pasadena Fire Department & Pasadena Police Department

Huntington Hospital Provides Antibody Testing to Pasadena Fire Department & Pasadena Police Department

May 29, 2020

Huntington Hospital recently began a serologic testing program for Pasadena Fire Department and Pasadena Police Department to identify first responders who have been exposed to or recovered from coronavirus infections and potentially have protective antibodies. “The dedicated members of the Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena Fire Department have been on the frontline of this pandemic,” […]

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Huntington Hospital’s Pet-Assisted Therapy (PAT) Volunteers Spread Joy to Caregivers to Celebrate Hospital Week!

Huntington Hospital’s Pet-Assisted Therapy (PAT) Volunteers Spread Joy to Caregivers to Celebrate Hospital Week!

May 13, 2020

Because of Huntington Hospital’s COVID-19 precautions, we’ve had to suspend our popular Pet-Assisted Therapy (PAT) program. But yesterday, we got a treat. To celebrate Hospital Week and to honor our employees and caregivers, our volunteers drove their pooches to the hospital for a different kind of therapy: a canine cavalcade. From their cars at the […]

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes Huntington Hospital’s Critical Care Unit with Silver Beacon Award for Excellence

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes Huntington Hospital’s Critical Care Unit with Silver Beacon Award for Excellence

May 8, 2020

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, California, recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in critical care at Huntington Hospital, Pasadena. The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and […]

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