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Womens Council Annual Valentines Day Cookie Distribution

Angela Mandujano, Sonia Bagdasarian and Ruth McNevin showing the love on February 14, 2016 with the annual cookie delivery to every department. This annual event shows appreciation for the care, dedication and attention the staff and employees provide to our patients.

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2016 Women’s Council Casino Turnaround

The Women’s Council of the USC Verdugo Hospital Foundation hosted its popular Casino Turnaround event on Sunday, September 25, 2016. This fun-filled, friend-filled fundraising day was spent at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Funds raised will help fund a neonatal infant care unit at USC VHH

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Giving Time, Receiving Satisfaction at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Staying busy is a part of Lee Sealander’s character. Growing up on a potato farm in northern Maine taught the 83-year-old the value of hard work. That work ethic carried into his business and family; he owned his own automotive shop for 30 years, and keeps busy with his wife, five children, 18 grandchildren and

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Orthopaedic Care Close to Home

A hip replacement in October 2014 has not slowed James Foley down at all.

“I’m ready to do an Irish jig now,” says the 79-year-old Catholic priest.

Originally from Tipperary County, Ireland, Foley, or “Father Jack,” served the parish of Holy Redeemer in Montrose, CA, for 23 years. Although he retired in 2007, he still volunteers with

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Meet Paul K. Gilbert, MD, joint replacement specialist and family man of Verdugo Hills

Dr. Gilbert is the new medical director of orthopaedic surgical operations for Orthopaedic Surgery at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. He has worked in orthopaedics for the last 31 years. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume:
He has strong ties to the Verdugo Hills community.
“My family and I have lived in the Foothills community for

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La Crescenta resident turns to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital for help with kidney stones

The first kidney stone that Larry Collings had was a stubborn one; doctors tried sounds waves and surgery, but nothing helped. It wasn’t until he came to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital that he found relief.

Battling kidney stones and the pain associated with them had become a way of life for the La Crescenta resident.

“I have

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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital to offer state-of-the-art robotic prostate cancer treatment

Prostatectomies performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System have the potential for less blood loss, less pain, minimal scarring and faster recovery time as compared to traditional procedures.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital of Keck Medicine of USC has acquired a da Vinci® Surgical System Robot for minimally invasive, robotic-assisted prostatectomies. Mike Nguyen, MD, MPH, associate professor

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Quick action yields better outcomes for stroke patients

When Charles Mason found his wife, Chris Mason, on the floor of their bedroom, unable to move the left side of her body, he recognized that she was probably having a stroke.

He also knew, after years of serving on the board of directors of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH), that she needed to get to

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Celebration of the Women’s Council memory book

In every organization, there are people whose commitment is extraordinary and whose impact goes beyond measure. The Women’s Council and its membership over the last 36 years fit that description. Your loyalty and passion for Verdugo Hills Hospital is tremendous and we are forever grateful for all that you have made possible for the hospital

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