USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital, part of Keck Medicine of USC, is being recognized for its exceptional support of emergency nursing certification. It is the first hospital in California to receive BCEN Honorary Certification Recognition, an award that is bestowed on one small and one large health care facility each year by the Board of Certification in
Don’t panic: High-risk pregnancy simply means that you or your baby may need extra care during pregnancy and delivery.
There are many common reasons your doctor may identify your pregnancy as high-risk. Among the most common:
High blood pressure
Some pregnancies even start out as normal but progress to high-risk based
Spring is here, which means spring allergies have also arrived. Here’s how to stop them before they start.
Sure, spring is beautiful with trees and flowers in full bloom, but if you suffer from allergies to trees, grass pollens and ragweed, you know those green leaves and flowers trigger one of the most miserable times of
Although they are advertised as being better for your body than sugar, artificial sweeteners may be not be as harmless as they seem.
Ever since saccharin, the first artificial sweetener, was created in 1879, scientists have been keeping an eye on the possible side effects of sugar substitutes. While they don’t have any calories and don’t
Over 70 guests were in attendance for our most recent Men’s Health Seminar which was held on Thursday, December 8th. Various topics related to men’s health were addressed by local physicians and USC Medical School staff. The evening was especially poignant as it was the capstone for Men’s Health Awareness Month. Pictured below are Dr.
Phil Mutchnik is easy to track down — if he’s not at the movies catching the films most likely be nominated for an Oscar, he’s volunteering at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital four and sometimes, five days a week.
“I get a lot out of this myself,” he said. “I am not just doing this for myself,
In his 25-year career as a volunteer – in which he has dedicated more than 30,000 hours to the hospital – Lee has worn many hats. Currently, he spends three busy mornings a week stocking coffee supplies in the hospital. He also delivers newspapers and paperwork to various hospital departments.
Staying busy is a part of
A native of the Verdugo Hills community, she has lived in the same house for 57 years. When June retired, she and a friend decided that volunteering would be a good idea. For the last 20 years, she’s become even more enmeshed in the community than ever before by dedicating her gratitude to USC Verdugo Hills
Sue Wilder, a volunteer at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital for 18 years, understands that when someone enters the hospital, they are at an extremely vulnerable point. Her first time at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital was when her father was admitted as a result of congestive heart failure.
“He ended up spending seven weeks in this hospital