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SUMMER 2014 |
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A NOTE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
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s chairman of the board of trustees for Los Robles
Hospital, on behalf of our entire board, I welcome
you to the first edition of
Well
. In this age of electronic
media, we hope you’ll find it refreshing to flip through
the pages of this high-quality publication.
Bringing our hospital’s messages to the community is critical
to you and your family’s health. Our medical staff, nursing team
and physicians offer world-class medical care, well within reach of
your neighborhood. Los Robles Hospital has won national accredi-
tations, designations and awards in virtually every department
within the hospital. You will see a list of some of thembelow.
However, our most important accomplishment is providing
our patients the highest quality care through the most advanced
technology right in your own backyard, here in the Conejo
Valley. It’s that simple.
At a time when health care is facing important challenges,
it’s comforting to know that as other health care options come
and go, your community hospital continues to fulfill our prom-
ise and potential as the leading health care facility, focused on
your best treatment.
Please, enjoy this first edition of
Well
and thank you for the
trust you’ve placed in us at Los Robles Hospital. We are honored
to be your world-class health care partner AND your neighbor.
Here’s to your good health,
2014
is looking to be a year full of new
and exciting things for Los Robles
Hospital & Medical Center. I am
honored to have been selected president and CEO and look
forward to expanding our services and working closely with
our physicians, staff and volunteers to meet the ever-changing
needs of our community.
I am confident that you will enjoy reading our new commu-
nity magazine. We at Los Robles Hospital are excited to bring
you
Well
magazine to offer the latest breakthroughs in health
care. This is a resource that encourages you to be pro-active
about your health. We strive to care for you as if you were
members of our own family. Through these pages, we hope you
get an inside look at who we are and the dedication that we
have to your well-being.
Since our start in 1968, we have taken pride in ourselves for
keeping up with the latest technology, employing the greatest
talent and providing services to meet your needs. Our talented
staff of medical professionals encompasses a wide range of
specialties so you don’t have to go far for great medical care.
Whether you are active and healthy or in need of medical
attention,
we are
Well
within reach
.
On behalf of everyone here at Los Robles Hospital & Medical
Center, we thank you for your support and for allowing us to
be the community’s most trusted resource for health and a
regional destination for care.
Here’s to healthy living in the Conejo Valley!
Rick Lemmo
Chairman of the
Board of Trustees
Natalie Mussi
President & CEO of Los Robles
Hospital & Medical Center
Health Briefs
Well
Healthy Living In
The Conejo Valley
215 West Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
91360
805-497-2727
Los Robles Hospital &
Medical Center
Editorial Staff
President & CEO of Los Robles
Hospital & Medical Center
Natalie Mussi
Vice President, Marketing
Adam Blackstone
Vice President, Public Relations
Kris Carraway-Bowman
Marketing & PR Assistant
Megan Merino
VP, Branded Media
Emily S. Baker
Art Director
Ajay Peckham
Editor
Linda Marsa
Copy Editor
Laura Watts
Contributors
Beth Howard
Angelique Robinson
Photographers
Remy Haynes
Marco Franchina
58 11th St.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Tel 310-376-7800
Fax 310-376-0200
moontidemedia.com
SIDEWALK
CPR: SAVING
LIVES
Los Robles Hospital
has partnered with local
paramedics and the fire
department to offer free
“hands only” sidewalk
CPR (cardiopulmonary
compression) lessons.
CPR saves lives; using the
technique immediately
on a cardiac arrest
victim can double or
even triple the chances
they’ll survive, according
to the American Health
Association. The team
has given classes at
local schools, Rotary
clubs, Kiwanis clubs, Girl
Scouts, Boy Scouts, surf
camps, shopping malls
and even a law firm.
To schedule a lesson,
contact Debbie Licht, RN,
the CPR coordinator at
Los Robles Hospital. 805-
370-4437, Debbie.Licht@
hcahealthcare.com
* The only hospital in East Ventura County designated as a
Level II Trauma Center
* The only hospital in the state certified by both Los
Angeles and Ventura counties as a STEMI-designated
heart attack center for rapid heart attack response
* Certified Primary Stroke Center
* The only hospital in the county with an accredited Chest
Pain Center
* The only hospital emergency room in Ventura County
to carry the coveted Los Angeles County EDAP
(Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) rating
* The first hospital in Ventura County to perform Medicare
(CMS)-approved carotid stenting
* The first and only accredited Breast Center in
Ventura County
LOS ROBLES HAS CONSISTENTLY EARNED TOP HONORS THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND COUNTY. SOME INCLUDE:
Letters
POOL SAFETY TIPS
For private pools, locking gates
surrounding the water are ideal.
Never leave children under the
age of 14 unsupervised, regardless
of depth and size of the pool.
Consider taking a CPR certification
course, as the safest families of
swimmers are the ones surrounded
by watchful eyes, trained bodies
and educated minds.
Here in California, rules
require that private pools built
or remodeled after 1998 have at
least one of these safety features:
an isolating enclosure or barrier;
approved mesh fencing; an
approved pool cover; an alarm on
each house door that accesses the
pool; or a “pool-use” alarm that
notifies the homeowner when
someone has entered
the water.
More than 5,000 people
drown every year in pools
and spas, so safety is
essential. Be sure everyone
in your family knows how to
swim. Only use public pools
when a lifeguard is on duty,
and an adult should monitor
activity at all times.
Grade A
—Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
was awarded the Leapfrog Group’s top grade in
patient safety based on ratings of how well patients
are protected from accidents, errors, injuries and
infections. Less than one-third of
general hospitals nationwide earn
this coveted safety designation.
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