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Northridge Hospital Medical Center

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Care system  Private
Affiliated university  None
Phone  +1 818-885-8500
Founded  1955
Hospital type  Community
Emergency department  Level II trauma center
Number of beds  425
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Location  Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Website  http://www.northridgehospital.org
Address  18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91328, United States

Similar  Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Community Hospital of San Bernardino

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a hospital in the Northridge district of Los Angeles, California, USA. It is currently operated by Dignity Health.

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History

The hospital was founded in 1955 by Dr. Frederick Gruneck as a 49-bed hospital with one emergency room. In 1979 Northridge Hospital and Valley Hospital in Van Nuys created a joint parent company – HealthWest. HealthWest expanded to become a multi-hospital nonprofit. In 1988, HealthWest merged with the Lutheran Hospital Society of Southern California, the parent company of California Hospital Medical Center, to form UniHealth. The hospital was at the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, but remained open to treat over 1,000 patients in the 48 hours following the earthquake. In 1995, Valley Hospital was merged into Northridge Hospital. UniHealth struggled financially in the 1990s after acquiring physician groups in difficulties, and in 1998, UniHealth sold its hospitals to Catholic Healthcare West. CHW became Dignity Health in 2012.

Services

The Emergency department at Northridge Hospital Medical Center is one of only two in the San Fernando Valley that is certified as a trauma center. The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center is also located at the hospital.

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center Wikipedia


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