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.