VAN NUYS, Calif. — Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) was awarded
a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation in support of the hospital’s
$8.4 million Emergency Department renovation and expansion project.
“We are truly honored to receive grant funding and support from our
partner, the Wells Fargo Foundation,” said Pegi Matsuda, VPH Foundation
President & Senior Vice President of Community Development. “The
Foundation’s commitment to strengthening communities is aligned
with our mission to improve the quality of health in the San Fernando
Valley. Funding from this grant will help our Emergency Department to
serve the growing needs of patients and families, including many who lack
access to critical and urgent medical care.”
VPH’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the San Fernando
Valley with more than 66,000 patient visits each year. Over the past few
years, the hospital’s Emergency Department patient volumes have
increased significantly. To meet the region’s growing demand for
emergency services now and in the future, VPH began construction to renovate
and expand its Emergency Department in fall 2015.
Plans include adding 14,505 square feet of space, increasing the patient
bed capacity from 24 to 34 beds, and modernizing patient and clinical
areas to improve access, comfort and workflow. The project is scheduled
to be completed over three years, and the Emergency Department will remain
fully operational throughout construction to serve the community.
“Vital to our company’s culture is our commitment to philanthropy.
We strive to build a culture of caring for one another, our customers,
our communities, and our shareholders,” said Marla Clemow, Wells
Fargo L.A. Metro Region President. “This donation reaffirms our
unwavering commitment to help strengthen our communities.” Established
in 1993, the Wells Fargo Foundation provides financial support to organizations
for community development, education, and human services.
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 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. For more
information, visit valleypres.org.