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Los Angeles Community Hospital Achieves the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for Third Year in a Row

Los Angeles Community Hospital is a recipient of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021), according to new research by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.  The pulmonary care achievement places Los Angeles Community Hospital among the top 5% in the nation for overall pulmonary services for the last three years (2019-2021). In addition the hospital is among the top 5% in the nation for gastrointestinal medical treatment in 2021, and top 10% in the nation for eight years (2014-2021). The hospital also was a five-star recipient for awards in six clinical categories.

Prospect Medical Holdings Relies on Founding Principles in Responding to COVID-19

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic impacted virtually every healthcare organization in the world. Prospect Medical Holdings, which operates 17 hospitals in five states—including Los Angeles Community Hospitals in LA and Norwalk—as well as 165 outpatient centers and 28 medical groups, found its hospitals at the center of the crisis.

A growing national healthcare system, Prospect quickly leaned on its core values amid the crisis and took decisive action to help mitigate the impact on its communities, facilities, staff, and patients. To do that, Prospect relied on the same grit, determination, and vision that guided its actions during its origin.

“Million Face Masks for Greater Los Angeles” Donate to Los Angeles Community Hospitals

The Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce (TACCLA) as part of its “Million Face Masks for Greater Los Angeles” donated 50,000 face masks to Los Angeles Community Hospitals. “We are thrilled to be one of the recipients of this generous donation of masks,” said Keith Levy, Los Angeles Community Hospital administrator. “Donations like these make a huge difference.”

Fashion Designer Donates Masks to Los Angeles Community Hospitals

Over the last several months, Ari Jogiel, founder and CEO of fashion brand Ari Jogiel, has provided Los Angeles Community Hospital with more than 4,800 masks for its front-line staff, and generously provided enough masks to send dozens to all of the system’s local hospitals in LA.

3 Ways to Burn More Calories than You’re Eating

If you’re a victim of the Quarantine-15 weight gain, a combination of eating fewer calories and exercising to burn more calories is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Here are three tips on how to burn more calories than you're eating.

Hospital Receives National Clinical Recognition in 2020 for Pulmonary, GI, Heart Attack, Pneumonia and More Conditions

Los Angeles Community Hospital received national clinical recognition in pulmonary and GI care, heart attack, COPD and other conditions, which should give peace of mind to east Los Angeles residents.

Los Angeles Community Hospital Named Top 5% in Nation for Pulmonary Care Excellence in 2020

During a pandemic that affects the lungs, Los Angeles Community Hospital’s national pulmonary excellence recognition means we’re providing the care the community needs right now.

LA Community Nurse Featured In LA Times Frontline Staff Article

Registered Nurse Tiffany W. was featured in an Los Angeles Times profile on frontline staff who made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her family donated more than 8,000 masks to supplement the supply at her hospital, Los Angeles Community Hospital.

CEO Diagnosed with COVID-19 Understands the Virus from Patient's Perspective

Being  diagnosed with COVID-19 gave CEO Hector Hernandez a better perspective on health and his extraordinary staff.

Recognizing Our Heroes on the Front Line of Pandemic

In this video, Prospect Medical clinical leaders across the nation share stories of sacrifice, encouragement and thanks from the front lines of care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Saluting Nurses During National Nurses Week

Every year, we celebrate National Nurses Week. This year, at this exceptional time, our Prospect Medical nurses’ sacrifices, dedication, and compassion have an even deeper meaning. I thank all our nurses for the tremendous work they do every day to care for our patients, especially during this pandemic.

8,000 Face Masks Donated to Los Angeles Community Hospital to Support Front-line Staff

Los Angeles Community Hospital welcomed the donation of 8,000 face masks to keep front-line staff and their patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LA Millennial Who Beat COVID-19 Advises Young People to Take Pandemic Seriously

Jennifer Martinez, a 25-year-old Los Angeles resident, warned other millennials that the pandemic is real. She almost died as a result of the virus, but is alive today and warning other young people to pay attention to social distancing and health guidelines to save themselves from an extremely unpleasant ordeal.

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COVID-19 Community Donations Lift the Strain at Los Angeles Community Hospital

Coronavirus puts significant strain on hospitals, but some of that burden has been lifted at Los Angeles Community Hospital. The hospital has been the recipient of dozens of donations to both the hospital and to its nurses and staff working during the crisis.

Los Angeles Community Hospitals' Emplyees Donate Food and Supplies to Residential Care and Assisted Living Residents

Employees of Los Angeles Community Hospitals are giving back to the communities during the COVID-19 crisis, delivering bags of food and supplies to the 300 residential care and assisted living facilities. These facilities are vulnerable to shortages of food and household supplies due supply chain challenges and quantity restrictions at grocery stores.

 

National Doctors’ Day - Thanking Those on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day across our nation. Many of our physicians are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, so today we recognize our talented and committed doctors. Regardless of their specialty, the COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges to our doctors requiring sacrifice, dedication and compassion.

Prospect Medical CEO’s Message to Our Employees and Patients

Prospect Medical leaders at every level of our organization, clinical and non-clinical alike, are working around the clock to be responsive and proactive in the fight to identify and treat those infected by the virus, and protect those who are not from the threat.  Teams are meeting several times a day to assess the evolving situation, particularly its impacts on our employees and providers, patients and their families, hospitals and other facilities, communities, and those we are proud to serve.

Los Angeles Community Hospital Launches Journey to Become a High Reliability Organization

Patient safety is a top priority at Los Angeles Community Hospital, which is why the hospital leadership is committed to becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO).

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

To mark American Heart Month, NHLBI, one of the National Institutes of Health, is inviting people across the country to team up and join #OurHearts, a national heart health initiative that encourages people to improve heart health together.

6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure with Exercise

Maintaining healthy blood pressure is a critical part of maintaining general health. Blood pressure is the force blood exerts against the walls of your arteries. This force is primarily a function of how hard your heart is pumping and how much resistance to that blood flow your arteries are exerting. Resistance can come from the narrowing of arteries as we age or as a function of poor diet, inflammation, and other factors. 

Heart Disease is Leading Cause of Death for Hispanics/Latinos in U.S.

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others in the Hispanic/Latino communities.

5 Tips to Create a Heart-Healthy Grocery List

Sometimes grocery shopping can be a dangerous task. We tend to go to the grocery store when we are hungry, ready to scoop up all the delicious-looking, ready-made food or sweets from the bakery.

Next time the sensation to grab the first box of cookies you see takes over, think about your heart! Did you know that each year about 800,000 people die from heart disease? It’s up to you to keep your heart healthy, and you can start by making sure your fridge and pantry are stocked with heart-healthy foods.

Go Red for Women is Life-Changing Information

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Many believe it’s cancer, yet heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

For this reason, The American Heart Association created the Go Red for Women awareness campaign. The campaign is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women.

Make 4 Lifestyle Changes During American Heart Month

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

The good news is that healthy choices can help manage or prevent heart disease. Many of us set up a New Year’s Resolutions in January related to lifestyle improvements, such as eating healthier, exercising more, and reducing stress. These lifestyle changes not only help you, but creates a framework that your children will take into adulthood. February Heart Month provides another opportunity to keep those positive lifestyle changes.

East Los Angeles Goes Red in February

There is a reason that National Heart Month falls in February—the same month that Valentine’s Day is celebrated. As Valentine’s Day is all about the heart, this is a good match. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both American men and women; almost one in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. African-American men are especially susceptible.

7 Ways to Eat Smart for Your Heart

Knowing which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit is a powerful way to prevent heart disease and improve your overall health.  Use the steps below to work toward a more heart-healthy diet. Here are 6 easy ways to eat smart for your heart.

New Year’s Gym Resolution: Navigation Tips for Long-Term Success

You just joined a gym as part of your New Year’s Resolution to get into shape, and maybe feel a little intimidated by the whole new environment. Congratulations on taking the first step toward fitness. You may feel confused and conspicuous the first few times you walk in the gym. However, the best place to begin is with the new member orientation.

New Year’s Resolution: 5 Hacks to Meet 10,000 Steps a Day Goal

It’s official!  You’re the proud owner of shiny new fitness tracker as part of your New Year’s Resolution to walk 10,000 steps a day. Sure, you can hit that number when it’s gym day, but it can be a bit more difficult on your off days. This hurdle can be overcome by making a few little changes in your daily routine.

Signs Your Backache is More Than Just Pain

Does your back give you pain? Well, you are not alone. About 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. So, when should you be concerned that your back pain is too severe to cope with on your own? Read on to see if surgery or other interventions are right for you.

New Year’s Resolutions: 6 Tips to Blunt Unhealthy Food Cravings

For many people looking to lose weight in 2020 or maintain current weigh, the greatest nemesis is food cravings. The seemingly insurmountable desire for something very specific (and usually very unhealthy) is more than normal hunger. Some research shows that these strong yearnings are linked to habits, hormones, and emotions.

Cravings differ from person to person, but the foods that usually cause us to blow are clean eating habits are processed and full of salt, chemicals, fat, and sugar. It’s because of these cravings that many of us struggle with losing weight and keeping it off.

13 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions.

Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This is known as prediabetes.

It's estimated that up to 70% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, progressing from prediabetes to diabetes isn't inevitable.

What to Expect During Your Annual Physical

It's time again for your annual checkup. What your doctor does during your yearly exam will vary to some degree based on your age, changes in your health, and other variables. Different doctors may also check different things simply because exam protocols vary. Also, if there is something specific you need to have examined, it could require a specialist to diagnose the problem properly.

Here are things most people can expect during their annual physical.

4 Tips to Better Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease where the bodies ability to respond to the hormone insulin is no longer working properly. The bodies inability to properly respond to insulin results in excess sugar being in the blood and urine. This excess sugar can damage vital organs such as the kidneys, eyes, and other parts of the body.

Rams Cheerleaders Cheer Up Los Angeles Community Hospital Patients

Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders brightened the day of Los Angeles Community Hospital subacute patients on Tuesday, Oct 15.

LA Community Hospital Offering Free Flu Shots to Seniors on Oct. 29

Los Angeles Community Hospital is offering free flu shots for senior citizens on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3-8 p.m. on the hospital campus at 4081 E. Olympic Blvd. Free onsite parking is available.

Tips for Avoiding Cold and Flu Season

While Southern California winters are more mild than in most other parts of the country, it still marks the beginning of the cold and flu season. Instead of just waiting around hoping you won’t catch anything, why not take a proactive approach?

National Study: Norwalk and Los Angeles Community Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Key Quality Procedures

Los Angeles Community Hospitals at Los Angeles and Norwalk were recognized with five stars—the highest rating—in nine clinical areas for 2019, according to Healthgrades.

8 Ways Pets are Good for Your Health

Whether it’s a cat, dog, horse or iguana, pets can improve your overall health and happiness.

Summer Safety Tips for LA Residents

Summer is the time of year everyone seems to look forward to! School is out, and family time is planned and enjoyed. However, summer creates a set of dangers and issues we should all be aware of and prepare for.

Tips to Prevent Spring Allergies

Ah yes, spring is in the air—along with all the sneeze-inducing pollen! Seasonal allergies are extremely common, but no need to suffer this year. Numerous strategies can help reduce or prevent your symptoms before they start.

Health Transformation: How to Know When You’re Ready

Many of us want to lose weight and many of us want to be healthier. Many of us want to change aspects of our lives or substantial parts of our lives that we don’t feel are serving us well. And many of us just can’t seem to make that change happen.

Los Angeles Community Hospital’s Subacute Unit Receives 5-Star Rating from Federal Agency

The Los Angeles Community Hospital’s  subacute unit has been awarded an above-average rating of five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Los Angeles Community Hospitals Donate to Local Community Organizations

The Los Angeles Community Hospital, Norwalk Community Hospital and Los Angeles Community Hospital at Bellflower, each gave back to their community with an annual donation.

Los Angeles Community Hospital Hosts East LA Kindergartners with Annual Holiday Party with Santa, Presents and Treats

Los Angeles Community Hospital officially kicked off the season of giving by hosting a Christmas party for one of the Eastman Avenue Elementary School kindergarten classes, which included a visit by Santa Claus himself.

National Study: Los Angeles and Norwalk Community Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Key Quality Procedures

Los Angeles Community Hospitals at Los Angeles and Norwalk were recognized with five stars—the highest rating—in nine clinical areas for 2019, according to Healthgrades.

Los Angeles Community Hospital Ranks in Top 5% in Nation for Patient Safety

Los Angeles Community Hospital and Los Angeles Community Hospital at Norwalk are the recipient of the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™  for the fifth year in a row (2014-2018).