Community Newsletter HealthSpeak


Welcome to HealthSpeak, the community newsletter of Northridge Hospital Medical Center. 

Winter 2016
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and stroke is the fifth leading cause. These statistics stress the importance of treatment at nationally recognized hospitals, such as Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital. Learn about our life-saving heart and stroke technology through heartwarming patient testimonials. 

Fall 2015
A cancer diagnosis can be scary and difficult. The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center’s goal is to make every patient’s experience as easy as possible by providing comprehensive, compassionate, state-of-the-art care in one convenient setting. Using traditional approaches, minimally-invasive procedures or the latest in image-guided techniques, our cancer specialists are extraordinarily precise in removing the cancer while preserving as much normal tissue and function as possible. We offer the most advanced treatments for Brain & Spine Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gynecology Cancer, Liver & Pancreatic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma & Leukemia, Prostate Cancer and Skin Cancer.

Summer 2015 
Northridge Hospital is home to the largest Center for Women’s and Children’s Services in the Valley. From the Valley’s only Pediatric Trauma Center and first Pediatric Medical Center to an expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with comforting amenities for parents and caregivers. Rest assured, we have the medical expertise and technology to provide optimal care for our littlest patients.   

A Top 100 Hospital in Your Backyard - Spring 2015
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. America’s 100 Best Hospital are the top 2% of hospitals in the nation for exhibiting Clinical Excellence for four consecutive years. Simply put, patients are more likely to have a successful treatment without major complications—and have a better chance of recovery—at America’s Best Hospitals. 

Looking to the Future - Fall 2014
More than a century of experience and years of scientific research have taught us that medicine is more effective when delivered with humankindness. A nurse adopts a terminally ill patients beloved dog, our pet therapy "Dog-tors" bring joy, and our Family Medicine Residency Program strives to improve the lives of the underserved. Check out our free community education classes, support groups and so much more.

Superior Care for Little Superheroes - Summer 2014
Northridge Hospital is the Valley’s first Designated Pediatric Medical Center. We’re approved to receive patients via the 9-1-1 system with pediatric specialists available 24 hours a day to render immediate treatment to children with critical injuries. We provide a higher level of care for critically ill pediatric patients. Learn more about the finest care for little superheroes.