- An Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staffed with highly-trained medical specialists and equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment that is always ready to treat even the most severe burn injuries
- An Intermediate Care Unit that is dedicated to patients with less severe burns who have reached a certain point in the healing process
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to promote faster, more effective healing of burn injuries
- Psychological support to help burn victims heal physically, emotionally, and psychologically
- Improving your cardiovascular fitness provides many benefits in addition to decreasing your risk of heart disease. Learn more on the American Heart Association website.
- Visit FitnessHealth101.com to find out more about how your cardiovascular system works and why it is so important to exercise it.
- Are you looking to start an exercise routine? Find a helpful guide for physical activity on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website.
- There are many different types of skin cancers—learn more about them on the American Cancer Society website.
- This article from SkinCancerNet provides some helpful tips for protecting against the sun’s harmful rays and preventing skin cancer.
- Did you know that UV rays can also damage your eyes? Prevent Blindness America discusses how on their website.
- Burn injuries are unfortunately very common in the home. Visit KidsHealth.org to read more about burns and how to prevent them in your home.
- Lupus is an autoimmune disease that has the ability to damage any part of the body. This comprehensive overview from the Lupus Foundation answers many frequently asked questions about this common disease.
- You can also read more about the causes, incidence, and symptoms of lupus on the PubMed Health online medical reference.
- Staying healthy can help to prevent cancer and will improve your ability to fight the disease if you are diagnosed. Check out these articles for more ways to stay healthy.
At West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, we understand that burn injuries can be stressful and frightening experiences. For this reason, the expert physicians, nurses, and support staff at our Grossman Burn Center work hard to provide the highest possible quality of care to the men and women in need of burn treatment. From reconstruction to rehabilitation, our team is always ready to provide personalized, compassionate medical care.
Since 1969, the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital has earned an international reputation in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of burn injuries. Some of the services our center offers as a part of its comprehensive treatment program include:
Our burn care experts also offer a variety of educational programs to professionals, adults, and youth to promote burn safety and prevent burn injuries. We are proud to partner with the Children’s Burn Foundation and the Circle of Care Foundation to reach out to the children and older adults at risk for burns in our community. The Grossman Burn Center also provides burn survivors the opportunity to speak with others who have shared similar experiences through dedicated support groups.
If you are interested in learning more about the services offered at the Grossman Burn Center or at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, contact our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (818) 676-4321. Our nurses are always available to answer your medical questions or to help you find a physician in your area.
The recreational activities we all enjoy carry with them some of the summers’ hottest dangers. These injuries do not discriminate. Summer activities can all come to a sudden end, unless we protect ourselves against fire and burn injuries that can happen during these special occasions.
Gas grills are involved in an average of 7,000 home fires per year. Most gas grill fires and explosions were caused by gas leaks, blocked tubes, and overfilled propane tanks. About 1/3 of the gas grill injuries were burns incurred while lighting the grill. Maintain gas grills for injury free cooking.
6/23 - West Hills Hospital offers community healthcare seminars on bariatric surgeries in the newly renovated café at West Hills Hospital
On June 23, 2012 West Hills Hospital and Medical Center is offering local community healthcare seminars on bariatric surgeries in the newly renovated café at West Hills Hospital. Refreshments will be served.
Both Dr. Paya and Dr. Lublin perform these procedures with a minimally invasive approach that allows for more rapid recovery and less chance of patient’s getting pneumonia or infections along the incisions. Dr. Mark Paya and Dr. Matthew Lublin will review the three Bariatric procedures they perform at West Hills Hospital. These procedures are designed for safe, effective weight loss with minimal risk and minimal complications. These procedures take anywhere from 50 minutes to two hours and patients are discharged the same day or, at maximum, two days after surgery. Patients can experience rapid weight loss which, in turn, resolves or drastically improves their associated conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Taking better care of your health begins with education about making good lifestyle choices. The following resources contain more information about UV protection, the benefits of physical activity, and much more. If you have any remaining questions about staying healthy, simply call West Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (818) 676-4321.