Ways to Give

Gateway to a Healthy Future

Construction is underway on an $8.4 million project to renovate and expand Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Emergency Department to meet the growing needs of patients and families in the San Fernando Valley.

The Need

Over the past few years, our Emergency Department patient volumes have increased significantly, totaling more than 200 patients on average each day, or more than double the number of patients that the facility was built to accommodate.

The Project

The project will add 14,505 square feet of space, and increase the patient bed capacity from 24 to 34 beds. Construction is planned in five phases and is scheduled to be completed over three years. Throughout construction, our Emergency Department will remain fully operational to serve the community.

The project will make a difference in the lives of the community’s most vulnerable patients in the following ways:

  • Expand the physical space to allow more efficient service to patients who visit the Emergency Department.
  • Create a new area to efficiently process and treat patients with urgent but not life-threatening conditions, therefore freeing up more space in the treatment areas.
  • Create a new patient room for assessing patients with potentially infectious disease symptoms.
  • Create a “child-friendly” treatment room and designated area for children and their families.
  • Create a new room for treating patients with behavioral health symptoms.
  • Expand and modernize the patient and family waiting areas.
  • Create a new-and-improved entrance to the Emergency Department.

Our Commitment

The hospital’s Board of Directors has committed all of the necessary funds to complete the project. In addition, the Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation is committed to raising $1.5 million, or approximately 20% of the total budget, through the generosity of the region’s philanthropic community. We have been actively raising funds to benefit the planned Emergency Department renovation since 2013. This project represents the first major capital appeal the hospital has embarked on since funding the six-story West Patient Tower in 2004.

Your Partnership

We are proud to be an organization that makes decisions based on the growing and changing needs of those we serve. Gifts to the Foundation, in any amount, will support us as we strive each and every day to serve our community with high-quality, compassionate care.

Prospective donors interested in a small group tour of the emergency department may contact Tori McNees at 818.902.2904.

For more information on donating to our Emergency Department renovation and expansion project, please e-mail foundation@valleypres.org or call 818.902.2904.