Community

For the last 60 years, Valley Presbyterian Hospital has served the health care needs of our community as one the largest, independent, non-profit hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. In addition to treating over 100,000 patients each year through our wide range of acute-care services, we are also responsive to other important health care needs in our community.

We actively fund and participate in community outreach programs that help disadvantaged families and other vulnerable populations in our service area. These include educational classes, support groups, and partnering with other organizations to provide greater access to health care services and positively impact the lives of those in need.

At community health fairs, our clinical nurses offer a variety of free wellness screenings, provide health education materials, and ensure participants understand the results of their tests. Some of the health fairs we have participated in include:

Latino Business Expo – gave blood pressure screenings for 195 community residents, and distributed information about stroke and diabetes information, prenatal care, and free transportation.

Los Angeles Valley College and Valley Economic Alliance Health X Event – provided information about stroke and diabetes prevention, symptoms and treatment. Also provided 136 health screenings.

ONEgeneration Senior Symposium – provided information on stroke and diabetes prevention, health care financial assistance support, and free transportation to 125 participants.

Senior Aging Expo – distributed over 700 stroke and diabetes materials, and offered information on health care financial assistance support, and free transportation.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day – gave 82 blood pressure screenings, and distributed information on stroke and diabetes prevention, prenatal care, and free transportation to 325 participants.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Annual Health and Wellness Community Fair – 170 employees volunteered to provide 1,653 free wellness screenings, 319 flu shots and distributed 1,750 pieces of fruit and vegetables for participants to take home.