VAN NUYS, Calif. – For the ninth year in a row, Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH)
has been awarded the distinction of Best Hospital in the San Fernando
Valley by Los Angeles Daily News readers. Ranked second in circulation
among all Los Angeles daily newspapers, the Woodland Hills-based publication
has been the trusted voice of the Valley for more than 100 years.
“We are honored that the Daily News readers voted us ‘Best
Hospital’ in the Valley nine years in a row,” said Pegi Matsuda,
VPH’s Senior Vice President for Community & Market Development.
“As the only independent, nonprofit community hospital in the San
Fernando Valley, we take our role as a health care provider very seriously.
We’re pleased that our patients and community recognize the high-quality,
compassionate care we provide.”
VPH opened its doors in 1958 as a small, neighborhood provider of personalized
medical care. Situated on land donated by William P. Whitsett, “the
Father of Van Nuys,” VPH is now one of the largest full-service,
acute-care hospitals in the Valley. The 350-bed facility serves thousands
of patients every year, providing leading-edge technology and medical
expertise across a wide variety of specialties.
VPH’s dedicated staff and more than 500 physicians represent virtually
every specialty and subspecialty in medicine, including cardiac care,
orthopedics, oncology and maternal and child health care. Highlighting
VPH’s acute-care capabilities are the following:
– VPH’s Little Treasures Maternity Services delivers more
babies than any other hospital in the region.
– As a certified STEMI Receiving Center, VPH is equipped to treat
severe heart-attack patients within the critical 90 minutes following
onset of chest pain.
– VPH is a Certified Stroke Center that provides physicians with
immediate access to neurologists via RP-Lite teleconferencing, an on-camera
interface that enables real-time consultations between doctors in different
– VPH also features an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
(EDAP). Specialized pediatric teams of surgeons and anesthesiologists
are ready at a moment’s notice to assemble, triage and fast-track
children to urgently needed care.
– VPH also provides treatment and care for patients who a
re suffering from complications resulting from diabetes, and who are at
risk of lower extremity amputation. The Amputation Prevention Center at
VPH is one of only a few centers nationwide that solely focuses on preserving
limbs. The Center offers the expertise of on-site vascular surgeons, podiatric
surgeons and experts in limb salvage and wound management in one state-of-the-art setting.
While the hospital continues to expand its range of services and expertise,
VPH remains a community-based hospital dedicated to high-quality care
and service. As the Valley’s only independent, nonprofit hospital,
VPH’s mission is to improve the quality of health in the community.
ABOUT VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and nonsectarian
hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community
for more than 50 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute-care
hospitals in the Valley region and continues to provide patientcentered
care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology
and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives.