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Babysitting Classes

Our family education program offers babysitting classes tailored for boys and girls ages 11-15. Each class is a single, one-time session and is limited in size.

Rewarding Experiences Await Volunteers at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Learn more about the full range of volunteer opportunities available at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and our efforts to grow our team. Walk through the front doors of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) and a volunteer concierge is likely to greet you with a smile and direct you to your destination. It is the volunteers’ role to help people feel welcome and immediately cared for. USC-VHH has long prided itself for being a warm, friendly place that promotes healing. The 100+ volunteers who work alongside the hospital’s staff are a part of what makes USC-VHH special. Volunteers, who range in

Early Pregnancy Class

Learn what to expect during pregnancy and much more. Participants also get a complimentary tour of our labor and delivery and postpartum areas.

Childbirth Preparation Series (Lamaze)

Childbirth Preparation Series (Lamaze) Do you want to feel more prepared for the labor and birth of your baby? Our Childbirth Preparation Class is for you. Class topics include signs of labor, comfort techniques for moving through labor, medication and anesthesia for labor and birth, relaxation and breathing techniques and much more. Our Childbirth Preparation Class meets once a week, for three weeks. You should plan to finish your class approximately four weeks before your due date. For more information and to determine which classes are right for you, contact our Family Education Department at

Doc Talks Lecture Series

This lecture series will present a variety of health-related topics to community members throughout the year.

Breastfeeding Class

This practical workshop taught twice a month by a certified lactation educator will help you to prepare to breastfeed your baby.

Understanding Heart Disease in Women: Risks & Symptoms

Did you know heart disease affects women differently than men? Find out your risk factors and how to recognize the symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but they still tend to be underdiagnosed.   “There is still a lack of awareness about women’s unique risk factors and symptoms, and more women than men die each year from heart disease.” says Dr. Helga Van Herle, a cardiologist who practices at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Fellow cardiologist Dev Patel, MD, also with USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, adds

Infant CPR and Safety

This class is designed for new or expectant parents, grandparents, babysitters or anyone who deals with infants, from birth to one year, on a regular basis.

Siblings Class

Siblings Class Are you expecting a new baby brother or sister at your house? What We Will Cover This is an opportunity for young children to gather in a classroom to hear about babies. A friendly Parent Education Program instructor will be teaching them about babies’ needs and limitations, using a lifelike baby doll to illustrate her talk. A short cartoon CD program tells what to expect when the new baby comes, emphasizing the importance of the “big kid.” The class also includes a tour, to see what a new mother’s room will look like. Each child