VAN NUYS, Calif. — Valley Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to announce
Brian J. Ostick, MD, FACEP, of Emergent Medical Associates as the Director
of Emergency Services.
Board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Ostick has served on the medical
staff at Valley Presbyterian Hospital since June 2011. He is a care provider
for Emergent Medical Associates, a partner of Valley Presbyterian Hospital,
and a leading provider of emergency care and episodic care management
services in California.
"I am honored to lead our Emergency Services team in providing our
patients with the best quality care and service," Dr. Ostick said.
"Valley Presbyterian Hospital's Emergency Services department
is both a critical care and a primary care access point for many individuals
and families in the San Fernando Valley, and it is a privilege to serve
the growing and changing needs of this vibrant and diverse community."
Dr. Ostick has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support
(ATLS). Prior to practicing medicine at Valley Presbyterian Hospital,
Dr. Ostick participated in a medical outreach program in Montego Bay,
Jamaica, and served as a physician advisor for Executive Health Resources.
He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical
College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he won the
William C. Davis Prize in Emergency Medicine. He completed his postgraduate
training and residency in Emergency Medicine at Christiana Care Health
System's Newark and Wilmington hospital campuses in Delaware. He has
authored several articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has
presented at several research forums.
"Dr. Ostick's expertise in emergency medicine, coupled with his
strong leadership, will further enhance patient care as we transform under
health care reform," said Gustavo Valdespino, President & CEO.
"Since joining the team in 2011, Dr. Ostick has been instrumental
in helping our Emergency Department to meet the growing demand for Emergency
Services in our community. We are pleased to welcome him to the Emergency
Services leadership team at Valley Presbyterian Hospital."
With more than 60,000 patient visits each year, Valley Presbyterian Hospital's
Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the Valley. The department
is specially-certified to treat pediatric and stroke patients and is a
designated STEMI Receiving Center for heart attack patients brought in
by paramedics. As a STEMI Receiving Center, critical care is provided
within 90 minutes of the onset of chest pain.
"Dr. Ostick is laser focused on serving our patients, community, and
medical staff at Valley Presbyterian Hospital," said Mark Bell, MD,
FACEP, President of Emergent Medical Associates. "On behalf of the
entire team at Emergent Medical Associates, we look forward to continuing
to provide the most compassionate and state-of-the-art care to our patients
through our partnership with Valley Presbyterian Hospital."
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 patient-centered
care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology
and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives.