Our Services

When life's unexpected health emergencies occur, you can take comfort knowing that the highly skilled physicians and dedicated staff at Valley Presbyterian Hospital are prepared to treat you or a loved one. Our full-service Emergency Services department has several designations that demonstrate our commitment to excellent care.

We are designated as a receiving center for cardiac patients

With heart events, acting fast is critical. To save lives and provide patients with the best possible outcomes, our heart specialists are ready to treat a heart attack victim within 90 minutes of the onset of chest pain.

Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services, the agency dedicated to appropriate and efficient response to emergencies throughout the county, has designated Valley Presbyterian Hospital as a STEMI Receiving Center.

As a receiving center, paramedics bring patients experiencing heart attacks directly to our Emergency Services Department. Here, they are rapidly assessed and triaged. Depending on the patient's diagnosis and condition, he or she may have immediate angiography, angioplasty or even bypass surgery if necessary.

Our STEMI designation assures you that we have a highly skilled cardiac response team ready to treat heart attack patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

We are a certified Primary Stroke Center

We are designated as a certified Primary Stroke Center based on our response to critical patient conditions.

The certification is provided through a partnership between the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission, the nation's largest independent health care evaluation body. As a Primary Stroke Center, we have demonstrated the ability to meet standards to support better outcomes for stroke care.

We have a dedicated stroke-focused program that is staffed by qualified medical professionals who are specially trained in stroke care and who use advanced technologies to act quickly and save patients' lives. We offer care to meet stroke patients' individual needs and we involve patients in their treatment plan.

We are specially designated to care for pediatric patients

Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services has approved our facility to receive pediatric patients from the 9-1-1 system. Our "Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics" designation means we have met specific requirements for professional staff, quality improvement, education, support services, equipment, supplies, medications and established policies, procedures, and protocols.

We have a Hospitalist Program

Our hospitalist program provides 24/7 physician coverage to patients who are admitted through our Emergency Department and do not have a primary care physician to manage their care while they are in the hospital. Our board-certified hospitalists, led by Medical Director Sanjay Vadgama, MD, collaborate with other physicians, staff and ancillary services to ensure patients receive high quality, coordinated care throughout their hospital stay.

We provide Fast Track Emergency Care

We offer Fast Track Emergency Care to treat patients with serious but not life threatening health issues such as cuts or sports injuries, as well as colds, fevers, and earaches. The clinical staff provides adult as well as pediatric care, so the entire family can turn to Valley Presbyterian Hospital for their emergent needs. Fast Track patients are treated through an expedited process, so they are able to be treated quickly and avoid lengthy wait times. Our Fast Track process helps to free up the Emergency Department for patients who have serious medical problems and improves the overall flow of patients through the Emergency Department.


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