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Culver City Hospital Recognized for Meeting the Healthy People Flu Vaccine Target for 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recognized Southern California Hospital at Culver City and its sister hospital in Hollywood for meeting or exceeding the Healthy People 2020 target of 90% influenza-vaccination coverage for healthcare personnel.

New, Improved Emergency Department Benefits Patients and Employees

Patients and employees have seen lots of changes in Southern California Hospital’s 17-bed emergency department in 2019—from an attractive facelift to substantially faster times to see a doctor.

The facelift created a more tranquil environment, which included adding soothing pale blue walls and contrasting flooring to welcome patients as they are assessed and triaged.

Culver City Hospital Nationally Recognized for Heart Attack and Heart Failure Treatment for Fifth Year

Southern California Hospital at Culver City received five-star ratings for “Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure” for the fifth year in a row by Healthgrades (2015-2019). Heart failure occurs when your heart is damaged and too weak to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body.

How To Keep Your Joints Healthy

Keeping your joints healthy should be a top priority. Beyond avoiding the significant pain of injured or inflamed joints, healthy joints enable you to live life fully.

New Gender Confirmation Surgery Program Launches at Culver City Hospital

As part of being a valued community partner, Southern California Hospital at Culver City is always looking for ways to expand needed programs and services. In 2019, the hospital launched a gender confirmation surgery program, providing comprehensive care by a hospital team that honors its patients undergoing a life-changing experience.

Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood Awarded Four Stars from Government Agency

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Southern California Hospitals (SCH) at Culver City and Hollywood an impressive four out of five stars for high-quality health measures.

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

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

When the Nurse Becomes the Patient: A Story from the Frontlines

Most people never expect to get sick. But when it happens, it’s comforting to know you're already in a hospital.

Southern California Hospital at Culver City among Top 5% in Nation for Patient Safety Excellence in 2019

Southern California Hospital at Culver City received the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, putting the hospitals in the top 5% in the nation among acute care hospitals for patient safety for the second year in a row.

From Visitor to Caregiver: The Eddie Marte Story

With a pure human heart, sometimes fate intervenes when you least expect it.

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.

Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for You?

Weight loss surgery can produce significant and sustained weight loss, resulting in improved health.

Health Transformation: How to Know When You are 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.

‘Big Daddy Ruben’ Makes a Difference Inside and Outside the Hospital Walls

As a behavioral health tech at Southern California Hospital at Culver City, Ruben Trejo enjoys developing a rapport with patients and many often call him Uncle Ruben.

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition where your body has started to show signs of developing diabetes but have not fully developed the disease. The good news with prediabetes is that you are still likely in a place where you can reverse the process.

How to Burn More Calories Than You’re Eating

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.

Pathology/Clinical Laboratory Receives Prestigious Accreditation

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the pathology/clinical lab at Southern California Hospital at Culver City based on a recent accreditation inspection.

Sticking with Your Health Goals in the 2019

Health is a simple concept, but that does not mean that living a healthy life is easy!  At every turn, temptations exist that try to lure you away. Here are 8 practical ways to stick to your health goals in 2019.

Tips for Avoiding Colds and the Flu – Great Health Hacks

Whether we like it or not, winter is coming. Avoid cold and flu season this winter by building up your immune system with these great health hacks.

Culver City Hospital Awarded with National Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 14th Year in a Row

Southern California Hospital at Culver City is a national recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ 14 Years in a row (2005-2018), which makes it among the top 10% in the nation for pulmonary care.

National Study: Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood Recognized as Five-Star Recipients

Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood are recognized with five stars—the highest rating—in five clinical areas for 2019, according to Healthgrades.

Back-to-School Stress Can Coincide with the Onset of Mental Illness in Some Adolescents

Going back to school after the summer break, especially when transitioning from elementary school to middle school, from middle school to high school or from high school to college, can be an especially stressful time for many adolescents.

Culver City Hospital Ranked in Top 5% for Patient Safety in Nation

Southern California Hospital at Culver City received the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, putting it in the top 5% in the nation among acute care hospitals for patient safety for a third year.

Undiagnosed, Untreated Bipolar Disorder in Women in their Late 40s Can Lead to Increased Risk of Suicide

Women are most at risk for developing bipolar disorder at two key stages of their lives: in their later teenage years and when they reach their late 40s, when the risk of suicide may increase.

Culver City Staff Help Send Silence Packing

Representatives from Southern California Hospital at Culver City attended the Send Silence Packing event at Santa Monica College in May to encourage people to seek help.

Culver City Medical Staff Member Named Top Doctor

Dr. Salam Alkasspooles, an infectious disease specialist, and a member of Los Angeles Community Hospital medical staff was honored at a “Top Doctor” by Los Angeles Magazine in April.

Southern California Hospital at Culver City Achieves National Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery

Southern California Hospital at Culver City's bariatric surgical center has been named an Accredited Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Center of Excellence Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery Achieved by Culver City Hospital

Southern California Hospital at Culver City has been accredited as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (COEMBS) by the Surgical Review Corporation.