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
Cardiac 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
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 DNVHC (Det Norske Veritas
Healthcare.) 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 (EDAP) designation means we have met specific
requirements for professional staff, quality improvement, education, support
services, equipment, supplies, medications and established policies, procedures,
Additionally, in 2017 Valley Presbyterian Hospital was designated a
Pediatric Medical Center (PMC), recognized by the County of Los Angeles, which allows our team
of pediatric specialists to treat and handle a higher level of care needed
for our pediatric patients in our
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Only three hospitals are a designated PMC in the San Fernando Valley,
and we are proud that VPH is one of them.
We have a Hospitalist Program
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 Emergency Department 2 Care
We offer Emergency Department 2 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. Emergency Department 2 Care patients
are treated through an expedited process, so they are able to be treated
quickly and avoid lengthy wait times. Our Department 2 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