About Us

The Valley Presbyterian Hospital Marketing & Communications Department is dedicated to servicing the media by providing information on health care news as it happens at Valley Presbyterian and around the world.

Our department welcomes inquiries from local, regional and national media looking for sources on all health care-related topics.

Members of the media should call the Marketing & Communications Department with any of the following requests:

  • Interview with an expert spokesperson for medical/health news
  • Request to videotape or shoot still photography within the hospital
  • Seeking information about a news release or event at the hospital

A member of the Marketing & Communications team is available weekdays from 9 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Standard Time, and can be reached by calling 818.902.7920.

For urgent requests after hours or on weekends, please call 818.768.6600 and ask the hospital operator to page the on-call Public Relations representative.

Media Relations Policy

To effectively accommodate media requests on news and events at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, the Marketing & Communications Department established the following guidelines for reporters requesting information or interviews:

  • Media must arrange all interviews and photo shoots with Valley Presbyterian Hospital staff or patients in advance through the Marketing & Communications Department.
  • To ensure confidentiality, privacy and appropriate sensitivity to patients and families, reporters, film crews, and photographers must always be accompanied by a Marketing & Communications Department representative while on the Valley Presbyterian Hospital campus.
  • Media will be met by a Marketing & Communications Department representative and escorted to the appropriate location in the hospital.
  • No patient information will be released to the media without the written consent of the patient or legal representative.
  • Patients who agree to be interviewed or filmed at the hospital by the media must provide written consent to the Marketing & Communications Department.
  • We require that all references to the hospital use the hospital's full name, Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

News

VPH Announces Medical Director of Critical Care Services | 2014-12-02

Sanjay Vadgama, MD, Holds New Role as Medical Director of Critical Care ...

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VPH Hosts Health & Wellness Community Fair Oct. 11th | 2014-10-06

Fun Event to Feature Presentations, Booths, Food, Live Music and ...

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Welcome to Our New Website! | 2014-09-16

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! Please take a ...

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VPH Hosts 4th Annual Golf Classic Sept 29th | 2014-09-16

Business Leaders to Unite for Fundraiser Benefiting Hospital's ...

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VPH Welcomes New Director of Emergency Services | 2014-09-11

Brian J. Ostick, MD, FACEP, Appointed to the Hospital's Emergency ...

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Los Angeles Daily Readership Names VPH "Best Hospital" for Ninth Consecutive Year | 2014-09-04

VAN NUYS, Calif. – For the ninth year in a row, Valley Presbyterian ...

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Valley Hip & Knee Institute of VPH Presents Joint-Replacement Seminar Sept 13th | 2014-08-21

Medical Director Herbert D. Huddleston, MD and Erik N. Zeegen, MD Discuss ...

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VPH Awarded California Community Foundation Grant | 2014-07-29

Hospital Awarded Grant to fund Medication Reconciliation Pilot Program VAN ...

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VPH Launches Welcome Baby Program | 2014-07-08

First 5 LA grant employed to implement maternity program VAN NUYS, CA ...

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VPH Hosts Blood Drive | 2014-06-12

Working with the American Red Cross, Hospital Plans Drive for June 25 VAN ...

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VPH Diabetes Educator Named a Finalist for Nursing Award | 2014-05-29

Sandra Pieschel, MPA, BSW, RN-CDE, Nominated for Nurse.com Nursing ...

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VPH Launches Patient Portal | 2014-04-24

Interactive tool aims to engage patients in their health care plan VAN ...

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VPH To Host Fundraising Dinner | 2014-04-11

1 ST Annual Celebration of Excellence Honors Lodwrick and Carole Cook VAN ...

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VPH Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer | 2014-03-27

Lori Burnell, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, Joins the Hospital's Leadership Team ...

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VPH Welcomes Two New Amputation Prevention Center Physicians | 2014-03-18

Eric Espensen, DPM, DABMSP, and Babak Kosari, DPM, FACFAS, Join the Medical ...

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George Andros, MD, of the Amputation Prevention Center at VPH Chairs Diabetic Foot Global Conference | 2014-03-18

'DFCon' takes place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel March 20-22 VAN ...

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VPH Awarded Ahmanson Foundation Grant | 2014-03-04

Hospital Awarded Grant to fund Intensive Care Unit Monitors VAN NUYS, ...

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VPH Welcomes New Board Members | 2014-01-27

Five Business and Community Leaders Join the Hospital's Board of ...

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VPH Awarded First 5 LA Grant | 2013-12-02

Hospital to Participate in'Welcome Baby' Maternity Program VAN ...

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VPH Welcomes New CIO | 2013-11-08

Jeffrey Allport Joins as Vice President and Chief Information Officer VAN ...

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VPH Physician Receives Honor | 2013-10-18

Dr. George Andros Presented with Distinguished Achievement Award VAN NUYS, ...

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VPH Executive Accepted into Prestigious Leadership Program | 2013-10-16

Gayathri S. Jith, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations, ...

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VPH Unveils Perinatal Center | 2013-10-10

New Medical Office Space Offers Patients Comfort and Convenience VAN NUYS, ...

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VPH to Host 3rd Annual Golf Classic | 2013-09-13

Hospital has raised more than $180,000 with the support of local sponsors ...

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VPH Opens Hepatobiliary & Pancreas Center | 2013-09-10

Specialized surgery program treats patients with liver, bile duct and ...

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VPH Partners with the Los Angeles Jewish Home for Care Transitions Program | 2013-08-13

Program Designed to Help Seniors Live Healthy, Independent Lives VAN NUYS, ...

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Valley Presbyterian Hospital Executive Receives Award | 2013-05-07

Pegi Matsuda, Senior Vice President of Community & Market Development, ...

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Valley Presbyterian Hospital Launches VPH Cares | 2013-03-27

Free Community Health Workshops to Address Local Health Issues VAN NUYS, ...

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