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Mission, Vision & Values
For Physicians & Residents
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.
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 Medicine 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.
Third year residents can volunteer as medical staff at this summer camp. Camp Kesem is an active community throughout the United States, driven by college students, supporting children through and after their parent's cancer. Residents are involved in the day-to-day management of each campers medical needs.
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.
We have partnered with Northridge Middle School and their Explorers program through the Boy Scouts of America. “Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 10 - 20. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. You get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for you. You develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in your selected career fields, and you get to know other youth with your same interests and aspirations.”
We provide the Northridge Middle School an exploring opportunity with our residents and have created a series with topics such as “Ask the Doctor” and participate in monthly/quarterly activities. We end the series with our Annual Mini Medical School workshop where students of the program attend a workshop and receive a “Diploma” from mini medical school.
We have partnered with Catholic Charities of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Region serves the disadvantaged residents of the San Fernando Valley from Glendale and Burbank to Canoga Park and Chatsworth. Operating three community services centers and one temporary skilled worker center, the Region offers food through its Loaves and Fishes program, clothing/thrift store, in-home support for the elderly, case management, youth programs, day laborer program and refugee and immigrant services.
The Family Medicine Residency Program and Family Medicine 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.
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.