Ways to Give

Our Commitment. Our Community.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital was founded in 1958 as a neighborhood health care provider. Since we opened our doors more than 50 years ago, we have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the San Fernando Valley's growing and diverse population. A vital community asset, our hospital serves more than 100,000 patients each year as one of largest independent, nonprofit hospitals in the Valley region.

Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley – where the population has burgeoned to more than 1.8 million people and is projected to increase 3% by 2016 – we provide a full range of acute care services to the community's increasingly diverse patient population. About 57% of the population is Hispanic, 22% Caucasian, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 4% African American, and 4% are classified as "Other." The need for reliable access to high-quality health care services is significant in the Valley Region. More than a quarter of the residents in our Primary Service Area of 900,000 people are on Medi-Cal and 28% are uninsured. Our hospital serves as a safety net for many of the region's most vulnerable patients, delivering high quality care and service that is close to home.

Accessible Centers of Excellence

Valley Presbyterian Hospital has never wavered on its promise to deliver excellent care to the San Fernando Valley community.

  • Our Emergency Department treated more than 64,000 patients in 2013, many of them children. Children and their families take comfort in knowing that the department carries the prestigious Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) designation, which demonstrates that our department is specially-equipped to meet their needs, with specialized pediatric teams, including pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists, who are ready at a moment's notice to assemble, triage, and fast-track children to the care they urgently need. For patients in need of emergency cardiac care, our hospital is an approved Cardiac STEMI Receiving Center, a designation shared by only 25% of hospitals nationwide. As a STEMI Receiving Center, the Emergency Department, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiologists, and Cardiac Surgery Services team collaborate during the critical 90 minutes following the onset of chest pain to ensure the best possible outcomes. Valley Presbyterian Hospital also is certified as a Stroke Receiving Center.
  • 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. Our advanced pediatric care is housed in a beautifully remodeled environment for the children and families of the San Fernando Valley. The upgraded 25-bed Pediatric Medical Center (PMC) and 10-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) put the latest medical technologies in the hands of our specialized staff, while helping put our young patients and their families at ease. Inside one of the Valley's most advanced pediatric facilities, our exceptional team of pediatric specialists diagnose, intervene and treat our youngest patients – always remembering that each patient is someone's child.
  • At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, we are proud to welcome more than 3,500 babies into the world each year. In fact, our Little Treasures Maternity Services program delivers the most babies of any hospital in the Valley region. The department provides intimate and comfortable family birthing suites, breastfeeding support, and childbirth preparation and parenting classes. Our 32-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level III (NICU) is one of the largest in the Valley region and often receives patients from other area hospitals. Board-certified neonatal intensivists and neonatal nurses, who are specially trained and certified in critical newborn care, work to ensure long and healthy futures for our smallest, most vulnerable patients.
  • Our 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment reported that 7.3% of the population in our primary service area has been diagnosed with diabetes, and its prevalence increased by 50% from 1997 to 2011. We are addressing this serious community health problem and others through community outreach and education programs, which are offered free to the public on topics ranging from nutrition and exercise to stroke prevention and healthy maturity. In 2013, more than 3,000 community members attended our community health education programs.
  • For patients who are at risk of lower extremity amputation, our Amputation Prevention Center is one of only a few facilities nationwide devoted entirely to limb salvage. Our patients have access to a dedicated care team of vascular surgeons, podiatric surgeons and experts in limb salvage and wound management, who work together to save limbs and restore lives.
  • Valley Presbyterian Hospital is recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery. We are recognized for our expertise in delivering a higher quality of hip and knee surgery, with a higher level of efficiency in delivering care, resulting in better patient outcomes compared to other institutions. Our Valley Hip and Knee Insitute (HKI) located in Tarzana, is home to an outstanding team of nationally recognized orthopedic experts who specialize in the latest joint replacement techniques and minimally invasive procedures.

The Prescription for a Vibrant Region

A thriving community hospital is the prescription for a healthy community — and a strong, vibrant region. Our pledge to deliver quality care remains steadfast. In order to fulfill that promise, we depend even more on charitable gifts to make the critical difference in our ability to deliver essential services to a growing and changing community.

Years ago, the Valley Presbyterian Hospital leadership made a decision to continue to serve this region as an independent, nonprofit, community hospital. They were convinced that we could adapt more quickly to our patients' changing needs and act in the best interest of our community if decisions were not driven by a corporate agenda of a remote governing body.

We remain committed to this ideal, and with strong internal leadership and the help of visionary philanthropists, we expect to remain one of the largest, most vital hospitals in the region, always aspiring to achieve: "Excellence in all we do."