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    In the News


    Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center is ranked as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in the United States by Healthgrades—a national healthcare ratings organization.


    For Media and Press inquiries contact:
    Christina Zicklin 818.885.5339

    Oncology Massage Helps Cancer Patients Manage Treatment
    By Denise Dador, KABC7, March 30, 2015
    Certain pressure points not only promote relaxation, but can also target other health issues that come with cancer treatment. Our thanks to Angie's Spa Cancer Foundation for providing massages free to patients at the Leavey Cancer Center.
    View the story.

    Why a World War II Veteran Gets a Do-Over on His Funeral

    Dennis McCarthy, LA Daily News, March 26, 2015
    Two nurses at Northridge Hospital showed the dedication that makes healthcare a calling for so many. Suzanne Silva and Emily Brown honor Korean War veteran Norman Wyles.
    Read this very special story about a deep connection for a special person.

    Mysterious Voice Led to Finding ‘Miracle’ Baby

    TODAY – NBC News, March 10, 2015
    Dignity Health Northridge Hospital and Stephen Jones, MD, ER Medical Director, were featured on the Today Show on NBC talking about the baby girl in Utah was rescued 14 hours after a horrific crash took her mom’s life. Rescuers said they heard an adult voice crying for help from inside the car, even though there was no adult alive in the car.
    View the story.

    Shake, Rattle and Hold the Roll

    San Fernando Valley Business Journal, February 9, 2015
    Saliba H. Salo, President/CEO and Northridge Hospital are featured in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The focus of the story is on the installation of high-tech Earthquake Resistant Pipes on streets surrounding our hospital in order to protect our ability to provide water and power to our patients, staff and community in case of a major quake.
    Read the story.

    Northridge Middle School Students Learn About Medical Careers

    Los Angeles Daily News, January 28, 2015, Thomas Himes
    Dignity Health’s Northridge Family Practice Center, at Northridge Hospital, has trained resident doctors to work in family practice for nearly 40 years. On Wednesday the Center opened its doors to students for the first-ever “Mini Medical School.”
    Read the story.

    LA Installs Shake-Resistant Water Pipes at 'Epicenter' of 1994 Upheaval
    NBC Southern California, January 16, 2014
    The DWP was experimenting with a rupture-resistant pipe from Japan, and now the pipes are being installed in critical parts of Los Angeles, including near the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
    View video and story.

    Disneyland Measles Outbreak Highlights Controversial Growing Anti-Vaccine Trend

    MyFoxla, January 12, 2015, Gina Silva
    Doctors say refusing vaccinations is a growing, controversial trend and one that could be dangerous. Dr. Janesri DeSilva points to what's happening with this measles outbreak.
    View the story.

    Disneyland Measles Outbreak Highlights Controversial Growing Anti-Vaccine Trend

    MyFoxla, January 12, 2015, Gina Silva
    Doctors say refusing vaccinations is a growing, controversial trend and one that could be dangerous. Dr. Janeiro De Silva points to what's happening with this measles outbreak.
    View the story. 

    San Fernando Valley’s First Babies of 2015 Make Surprising Debuts
    Los Angeles Daily News, January 1, 2015, Brenda Gazzar 
    Proud parents James and Karie DeLarme welcome New Year baby girl Shadi DeLarme, 2:04 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. 
    Read the story.

    Angie's Spa Provides Massages, Acupuncture to Cancer Patients
    KABC7, December 11, 2014, Denise Dador
    The magic of medical massage is part of one woman's legacy known as Angie's Spa, and it's become a haven for healing. At the Leavey Cancer Center, patients get a free massage when they come in for treatment thanks to the Angie's Spa Cancer Foundation.
    View the abc7 story.

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer Often Strikes Women Under 50
    KABC7, December 11, 2014, Denise Dador
    A new Living Beyond Breast Cancer report finds patients with triple negative breast cancer experience greater fear, anxiety and worry than women with other types of breast cancer. The medical massage Carol receives at the Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital helps her feel positive about going to chemo.Thank you to Angie's Spa for providing the massages.
    View the abc7 story

    Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments
    NPR Blog, September 23, 2014
    NPR reports on this new service at Dignity Health hospitals. Dr. Stephen Jones, who heads the Northridge Hospital ER, explains that the system isn't meant to be used during real emergencies — like chest pain or trouble breathing. "If they have those signs or symptoms, they should pick up the phone and dial 911," Jones says. When patients with appointments get to the hospital, they still may be bumped in favor of people who are more seriously ill. 
    Listen to the NPR Story.

    Heat Wave Breaks Temperature Record
    Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News, September 15, 2014
    Medical Director of Emergency Services at Northridge Hospital talks about the heat and clues to heat stroke in the Daily News.
    Read story.

    Dr. Janesri DeSilva: Adrian Peterson Lastest
    myFOXla, September 15, 2014
    The Adrian Peterson case has many asking when does corporal punishment cross over into child abuse. Dr. DeSilva, Medical Director of Pediatrics at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital, weighs in on this subject.
    View the story.

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