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Camarillo Police Department and Ventura County Sheriffs Salute Health Care Heroes at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital

Officers paraded outside of hospital to show their support during this pandemic

OXNARD, CA – April 15, 2020 – The front entrance at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH) was a sight to see on Tuesday, April 14, as a caravan of Camarillo Police Department officers and Ventura County Sheriffs saluted health care workers on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the procession of law enforcement vehicles paraded around the hospital's front entrance, SJPVH staff stood outside in appreciation of the recognition shown by fellow first responders.

"The show of solidarity from the Camarillo Police Department was heartfelt and appreciated," said Darren Lee, President and CEO of St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John's Regional Medical Center. "Our health care team has done an incredible job preparing for COVID-19. It is inspiring to see our community rally to support their hard work."

The law enforcement's gesture of unity is one of many acts of kindness shown towards SJPVH to thank all front-line heroes for their dedication during this critical time.


About St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH) is an award-winning hospital in the heart of Camarillo with 50 acute care patient rooms and a 72-bed extended care unit. As a leader in stroke care, SJPVH is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and a recipient of the American Heart Association’s, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. SJPVH houses Camarillo’s first-ever cardiac catheterization lab and the only hyperbaric medicine unit in western Ventura County. SJPVH’s Emergency Department is accredited as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit is a Bronze-Level Beacon Award winner. The SJPVH cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for exceptional expertise and patient-centered care. We are proud to share our growing list of accomplishments, awards, and accolades. These prestigious recognitions are a testament to our dedication to delivering high quality, compassionate health care services to our community. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. 

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Publish date: 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020