Blood Drives at Methodist Hospital Target Local Need

Methodist Hospital of Southern California and the American Red Cross will host two more blood drives on its hospital campus during the coming weeks in an effort to relieve a local shortage.
The entire nation also is facing a severe blood shortage, as the coronavirus outbreak has reduced donations at a time when demand remains strong. Nearly 2,700 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country because of concerns about COVID-19, resulting in 86,000 fewer blood donations compared with last year’s pace.
Blood drives will be held at Methodist Hospital’s Lewis Hall at 300 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia next Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, May 27, from 8 a.m. -7 p.m. To sign up, contact Darlene Burge at (626) 574-3582.
The donation site will use social distancing to further reduce spread of the virus. Donors must present a valid ID.
“Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime,” according to a statement from the hospital. “The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can meet that need.”

Methodist Hospital Opens Joint, Spine Pavilion

The Methodist Hospital team cuts the ribbon on the new Joint and Spine Pavilion that opened Monday. From left are Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson, Chief of Staff Dr. Stephen Soldo, Bobbie McCaffrey, Debbie McCoy, Kelly Watson, Cliff Daniels, Steve Sisto, Dr. Rishi Garg, Dr. John Quigley, board member Dr. Andy Lee, Chairman of the Board Bill Lewis, Foundation board member Dr. Richard Bukata and Dr. Shane Pak.
The Methodist Hospital team cuts the ribbon on the new Joint and Spine Pavilion that opened Monday. From left are Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson, Chief of Staff Dr. Stephen Soldo, Bobbie McCaffrey, Debbie McCoy, Kelly Watson, Cliff Daniels, Steve Sisto, Dr. Rishi Garg, Dr. John Quigley, board member Dr. Andy Lee, Chairman of the Board Bill Lewis, Foundation board member Dr. Richard Bukata and Dr. Shane Pak.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California opened a new Joint and Spine Pavilion on Monday that will enable the hospital to better collaborate with surgeons to provide customized orthopedic care for patients.
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Methodist Hospital Celebrates 60 Years

Joining in the Diamond Anniversary celebration for Methodist Hospital’s 60 years of service to the San Gabriel Valley are, from left, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Grigg, Foundation President Mike Driebe, Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson, Hospital Board Chair Bill Lewis, Former Hospital Board Chair Kathleen Ellison, President and CEO Dan Ausman, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Cliff Daniels and Senior Vice President Chief Operating Officer Steve Sisto.
Joining in the Diamond Anniversary celebration for Methodist Hospital’s 60 years of service to the San Gabriel Valley are, from left, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Grigg, Foundation President Mike Driebe, Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson, Hospital Board Chair Bill Lewis, Former Hospital Board Chair Kathleen Ellison, President and CEO Dan Ausman, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Cliff Daniels and Senior Vice President Chief Operating Officer Steve Sisto.

The year was 1957. Dwight Eisenhower was president. Elvis Presley was the King. A gallon of gas was 24 cents. A typical suburban home was $20,000. Freeways were just beginning to emerge in Los Angeles. And the Dodgers still resided in Brooklyn.
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The Diabetes ABCs Can Help Prevention, Control

Victoria Pacheco

By Victoria Pacheco, RD | Methodist Hospital of Southern California

Diabetes can be a devastating illness for many who may not know how to prevent or control the disease symptoms. Here are a few action steps known as the ABCs of diabetes that can mitigate ill effects of the disease.
A is for Action: Take action before it is too late. If you are trying to prevent diabetes, know what your risks are for developing it. If you already have diabetes, take action to become educated on how to manage your diabetes. Continue reading “The Diabetes ABCs Can Help Prevention, Control”

Methodist Hospital Rated Among Top 2% in Nation

Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia recently received two honors from Medicare and from the SafeCare Group for outstanding patient safety and overall hospital quality.
In December, Methodist Hospital was one of only six hospitals in California — and the only hospital in Los Angeles County — to be recognized by Medicare with five stars, Medicare’s highest award for overall hospital quality. In January, Methodist Hospital was named for the third consecutive year by the SafeCare Group as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for patient safety.
“We are honored to receive these prestigious rankings,” said Dan Ausman, Methodist Hospital president and CEO. “We sincerely appreciate the efforts of our doctors, nurses and staff for helping Methodist Hospital earn this well-deserved recognition for providing excellent patient care.”