Awards & Recognition
Center for Assault Treatment Services - Dignity Health Northridge Hospital - Los Angeles, CA
Community Benefit Reports
Community Newsletter HealthSpeak
End of Life Option Act
Family Medicine Residency
Great Kindness Challenge
Health & Safety Tips
Mission, Vision & Values
For Physicians & Residents - Dignity Health Northridge Hospital - Los Angeles, CA
Serving the Community
Northridge is an urban community in the heart of San Fernando Valley divided into 34 neighborhoods. We are located in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, a vibrant cosmopolitan setting. People come to the area come from many different cultures and backgrounds.
In our residency program, your education is enriched by the opportunity to serve a wide ranging population, including the neediest. Our Northridge Family Practice Center has a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.
In keeping with the Mission, Vision and Values of Northridge Hospital, the Residency Program seeks to be an integral part of our community members beyond their visits to the Family Practice Center. In an effort to impact the health of these individuals, Residents participate in several Outreach Programs catering to the needs of local school children, the elderly and those who would otherwise be without care.
Community Outreach/Community Involvement
Volunteer Medical Staff at Diabetic Youth Services Camp Chinnock
Third year residents can volunteer as medical staff at this summer camp for children with diabetes during their elective rotations. Residents are involved in the day-to-day management of each campers needs as diabetics.
Annual Holiday Basket Drive
For over 20 years the residents and Family Practice Center staff have organized an Annual Holiday Basket Drive. Hospital departments adopt local underserved families and build gift baskets filled with new toys, clothes, food and gift certificates.
It is obvious that so much thought and love is put into creating a gift filled with everything a family could want or need - from bicycles to new bath towels. It is an extremely rewarding, fun and heartfelt activity.
Reaching the Adult & Senior Population
Senior Health Screenings
The Family Medicine Residency Program and Family Practice Center partner with local Senior Centers and community agencies to provide health screenings and education presentations for the elderly. The Residents provide screenings and address health care concerns, including blood pressure, hearing, vision, memory, gait and balance, and mobility, at visits to local facilities.
Residents and faculty provide home visits for patients who are chronically ill, have severe physical disabilities or are temporarily home bound.
Skilled Nursing Facility Care
Residents participate in multidisciplinary rounds and care for patients at a skilled nursing facility located within blocks of the hospital, where one of our faculty serves as Medical Director.