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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Your Guide to Your Baby’s Tummy Time Tummy time is the term used when parents position their babies on their stomach while supervised. This is an important activity that can help your baby develop stronger neck, backs, arms, and legs. While ...
Hospital’s Pediatric Sub-Acute Care Unit Scores High in All Categories 5 Years in a Row Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s 22-bed pediatric sub-acute care unit has received national accolades in the eighth annual Best Nursing Homes ...
Family Comes First ‘Tis the season for family, friends, and loads of festivities. It’s definitely not the best time to get sick, but it happens. Regardless if you have been planning your holiday celebrations for months or even a year, ...
Driving on the road can be dangerous, especially because you can’t control what other drivers do. However, you can control what happens in your own vehicle. Adhering to car seat regulations can help reduce the risks of injury and death among ...
Almost every spiritual belief system in the world has some form of meditation as part of its discipline. While it may take many forms, meditation at its most essential is time taken to clear the mind’s worries and focus deeply on a single ...
When you are sick or injured, you usually have three options: the doctor’s office, urgent care, or the emergency room. Knowing the function and costs of each option will help you make intelligent decisions about your health—especially ...
Diabetes is a disease in which your body’s ability to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood is compromised. Type II diabetes is wholly preventable, although some people may be more vulnerable to it than others. Type II diabetes ...
What is Heat Stroke? Heat stroke occurs when your core body temperature exceeds 105 degrees Fahrenheit. This can happen when you are exposed to high temperatures for a prolonged period of time—usually in combination with dehydration When Does ...
Walking through the pediatric sub-acute care ward at Whittier Hospital Medical Center can bring tears to your eyes. As you see the suffering of all the boys and girls in the unit, your realize that the hospital is their home. "Some of our kids ...