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Los Angeles Daily News Readership Names Valley Presbyterian "Best Hospital" for Twelve Consecutive Years

Posted on 8/30/2017

VAN NUYS, Calif. ­– For the twelfth 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.

“We are honored that the Daily News readers voted us the ‘Best Hospital’ in the Valley twelve years in a row. This award is a recognition that our ongoing efforts to provide high-quality care and service to our community is being recognized by the thousands of individuals and families we serve every year.” -- Gustavo Valdespino, President and CEO of Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

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. And, in a further demonstration of our commitment to the Valley, VPH is in the process of upgrading the Emergency Department to ensure that we continue to serve the growing needs of our community both now and in the future.

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.


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.