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Valley Presbyterian Hospital Launches VPH Cares

Posted on 3/27/2013

VAN NUYS, Calif. —Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is pleased to announce the launch of VPH Cares, a new community development program consisting of free public health education workshops.

The workshops begin this spring and are designed to educate community residents about five major health issues facing the San Fernando Valley region: diabetes, stroke, childhood obesity, women's services and healthy aging. Participants will learn how to live healthy lifestyles, minimize chronic health conditions and improve overall health outcomes.

"At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, our mission is to improve the quality of health in our community," said Pegi Matsuda, senior vice president of Community & Market Development at Valley Presbyterian Hospital. "Our role as a community health care provider goes beyond serving the critical health care needs of our region. We are a community partner focused on helping local residents and families to live a healthy, active lifestyle and to be well-informed of the health care services and expertise available at VPH."

The workshops debuting this spring include:

  • VPH Cares: Active Living & Healthy Maturity, a senior exercise program
  • VPH Cares: Active Living & Healthy Maturity, designed to help participants make sense of Medicare
  • VPH Cares: Diabetes Facts and Fixes, a program designed to help residents become more aware of the need for a healthy diet and regular exercise
  • VPH Cares: Stroke Facts and Fixes, a program to educate residents on the prevention of stroke, stroke facts and fixes
  • VPH Cares: Women's Services , a program designed for expecting families and an introduction to maternity services.

For more information about the individual programs and class reservations, residents are encouraged to call 818.902.7909.

About Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Valley Presbyterian Hospital is a 350-bed facility that ranks among the largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1958, the nonprofit, non-sectarian, independent, community hospital provides high quality, patient-centered care through leading-edge technology and a full range of medical services.