When a health emergency happens, it is comforting to know that highly skilled
doctors and licensed staff at Valley Presbyterian Hospital are on hand
to help you or a loved one. Led by
Emergency Services Director, Brian J. Ostick, MD, our full-service Emergency Department is committed to giving you excellent care.
We are a STEMI Receiving Center for heart patients
It is important to act fast when there is a heart problem. To save lives
and give patients the best possible outcomes, our highly skilled cardiac
response team is ready to treat patients having heart attacks within 30
minutes of arriving at our Emergency Department, 24 hours every day.
Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services has designated Valley Presbyterian
Hospital as a
STEMI Receiving Center. Paramedics bring patients having heart attacks to our Emergency Department,
where they are quickly examined. Depending on the diagnosis and condition,
the patient may have immediate angiography, angioplasty or even bypass
surgery, if needed.
We are a certified Primary Stroke Center
We are a certified
Primary Stroke Center by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and DNVHC
(Det Norske Veritas Healthcare.) As a Primary Stroke Center, our Emergency
Department has shown that it meets standards for better stroke care.
We have a program led by doctors and staff who are specially trained in
stroke care. They use advanced technology to act fast and save lives.
The care we provide is different for each person's needs, and we keep
patients involved in their treatment plan.
We are specially designated to care for pediatric patients
Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services has also approved our Emergency
Department to receive children from the 9-1-1 system. As an
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP), we have met special requirements for professional staff, quality improvement,
education, support services, equipment, supplies, medications, policies,
procedures, and protocols.
In 2017, Valley Presbyterian Hospital was also named as a
Pediatric Medical Center (PMC) by the County of Los Angeles. This allows us to provide a higher
level of care for children in our
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Only three hospitals are designated PMC in the San Fernando Valley,
and we are proud to be one of them.
We have Hospitalist and Laborist Programs
Hospitalist and Laborist Programs provide doctors to patients who are admitted through our Emergency Department,
available 24 hours every day.
If you do not have a primary care doctor or are from outside Los Angeles,
a hospitalist may be provided to help with your care while you are in
the hospital. Our board-certified hospitalists, led by
Medical Director Sanjay Vadgama, MD, work with other doctors, staff and services so patients have high quality,
coordinated care while at the hospital.
If you are pregnant and do not have an obstetrician, have not had prenatal
care, and/or you are from outside Los Angeles, a laborist may be provided.
Our laborists are board-certified obstetricians who ensure the safety
and care of women and babies during delivery and throughout their hospital
stay in our Little Treasures Maternity Services unit.
Our Emergency Department renovation
The number of patients visiting our Emergency Department is more than double.
Construction has started on a
renovation project to enlarge the department. It will always be open during the 3-year project
and is expected to be finished in 2018.