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Whittier Hospital Medical Center received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Whittier Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital ...
We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Pediatric Sub Acute Unit. The 8-bed expansion brings the unit to 30 beds. “We are very grateful for all the hard work that has brought us to this day” said Richard Castro, Whittier Hospital’s CEO. “Most importantly, not only we are very excited about the expansion, but we know that this children are going to receive the loving ...
Whittier Hospital Medical Center administered vaccinations to employees of the Whittier City School District. Teachers, aids, custodians, food and maintenance department workers, community coordinators were among the employees that took advantage of the vaccine clinic in the early morning hours, Wednesday March 3, 2021. “I am doing this because I love the kids at my school and I want to go ...
Participants were also helped through the registration process by the staff and volunteers. “I am so grateful to Whittier Hospital for reaching out to us and providing this great opportunity to receive the vaccine in our own neighborhood” said Ruth M., one of the participants. It is important for older adults to get the vaccine because they have the highest risk of being very sick from ...
The CMS Five-Star ratings provided above will be displayed for your nursing home on the Care Compare website on or around February 24, 2021. The health inspection rating incorporates data reported through January 31, 2021. The time periods for each of the quality measures that contribute to the Quality Measure (QM) rating can be found in the QM tables located later in this report. The staffing and ...
A ray of hope for besieged health care workers came to Whittier Medical Hospital Center as the first doses of Pfizer’s long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine were given out Wednesday, Dec. 16. A line of about 30 hospital employees waited early Wednesday afternoon to get their shots. In the next three to five days, 680 doses will be given to nearly every healthcare worker at the hospital. See full ...
COVID-19 Tips
Mar 20
Social distancing. We encourage community members to practice social distancing in an effort to flatten the curve. What does this mean? This means changes in behavior that can help stop the spread of infections, especially avoiding most social situations, especially ones with large groups of people. This can help slow the spread of a virus so that fewer people need to seek treatment. For more ...
At Whittier Hospital Medical Center, we are working with Los Angeles County of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any COVID-19 cases in our area. We will continue to screen all patients entering our facility for signs and symptoms of communicable diseases and implement infection prevention and control practices to protect our patients, visitors, ...
WHITTIER, Calif., Feb. 3, 2020 – Whittier Hospital Medical Center received the 2019 Patient Safety Honor Roll Award from the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), Cal Hospital Compare (CHC) and Hospital Quality Institute (HQI). The award signifies that Whittier Hospital Medical Center is delivering safer and more affordable care to Californians and recognizes the ...
WHITTIER, Calif., Nov. 7, 2019 – Whittier Hospital Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group ’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving ...
WHITTIER, Calif., May 15, 2019 – Whittier Hospital Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group ’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving ...
Whittier Hospital Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group ’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for ...
The February 2019 Five-Star ratings provided above will be displayed for your nursing home on the Nursing Home Compare (NHC) website February 27, 2019. The Quality Measure (QM) Rating that will be posted is based on MDS 3.0 quality measures using data from the fourth quarter of 2017 and first, second and third quarters of 2018, re-hospitalization and emergency department claims-based quality ...
Whittier Hospital Medical Center is proud to sponsor the 2nd International Conference of AI in Healthcare taking place July 19-21, 2019. This year's theme is "AI in Quality and Patient Safety." Abstracts are currently being accepted. For more information, please visit ahmcsmartcare.com Contact AIconference@ahmchealth.com
The March 2018 Five-Star ratings provided above will be displayed for your nursing home on the Nursing Home Compare (NHC) website on March 28, 2018. The Quality Measure (QM) Rating that will be posted is based on MOS 3. 0 quality measures using data from the fourth quarter of 2016 and first, second and third quarters of 2017, and claims-based quality measures using data from 7/1/2015 through ...
Whittier Hospital Medical Center is proud to be a sponsor of the International Conference of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare taking place at the Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA, March 7-9, 2018. Artificial Intelligence has had a great impact on the healthcare field and will continue to transform health systems radically. Every healthcare professional should arm themselves with the knowledge to ...
Whittier Hospital Medical Center achieved the national goal of 90% influenza vaccination coverage for healthcare personnel and made the Flu Honor Roll! Congratulations to the Infection Prevention Team on its efforts to protect patients, staff and residents of LA County! The Infection Prevention Team at WHMC (from left to right) Shella Aguila (not in the picture), Infection Prevention Nakdong ...
Potassium is an essential mineral used to aid the communication between your nerves and muscles, and move other nutrients into cells. Often, people think of bananas when they are asked for a good source of potassium, but this fruit only provides about 9% of the daily value (DV) you need. Here are some other foods that are great sources of potassium, and can bring color and variety to your diet. ...
Many injuries are caused by preventable accidents around the home. Accident-proofing your home can prevent trips to the emergency room, and can keep you and your family safe. Here are some tips to increase the safety of your home. Reduce Tripping Hazards Falls account for a large number of injuries at home. Tripping hazards can endanger anyone, but seniors and young children are particularly at ...
By: Whittier Hospital Medical Center Pregnancy is an exciting time for many expectant families, but there is a huge amount of information about what pregnant individuals should and shouldn’t do. One hotly debated topic is caffeine consumption. Learn more about caffeine and how it can affect your pregnancy. Can I Still Drink Coffee While Pregnant? Many studies have been conducted on the ...
Many people suffer from inflammation, but may not know the cause of their discomfort. Inflammation can be a temporary reaction to an injury, or it can be chronic. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of inflammation and how you can treat your symptoms. Inflammation is the result of the body using white blood cells to guard against infection. Usually, an inflammatory reaction is triggered by ...
Ways to Keep Your Brain Young As we age, many parts of our bodies start to slowly decay and lose their complete strength. The most important organ we have is our brain, as it is responsible for countless aspects of our health and overall wellbeing. It is no wonder many medical professionals recommend ensuring your brain health is top-notch, in order to best increase your chances for a strong ...
Water is incredibly important to the human body. In fact, up to 60% of the human adult body is made up of water. The human brain is composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. Not only does our body use water in every cell, but it helps us also regulate temperature and is a part of many other functions of the body. Most people should be drinking about 6 to 8, 8-ounce glasses of water ...
About Pelvic Muscle Floor Exercises Why Kegel Exercises Matter From your small intestine down to your rectum and urinary bladder, there is a layer of muscles beneath them which is called the pelvic floor muscles. Considered as one of the most important muscle groups, pelvic floor muscles support bladder and bowel functions, contribute to sexual response, as well as guide the baby’s head ...