Here for the Community for More Than 40 Years

The Emergency Department of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center

It probably started at an early age. Someone read Curious George Goes to the Hospital to you as a small child, or perhaps you remember your mom being in the hospital when she had your younger brother or sister. Maybe you even spent a few days there yourself as a kid.

Regardless of when we learned about hospitals, what we learned is universal: Hospitals help you get better. They’re a safe place to go when things aren’t right.

And then along came a pandemic, and some of us may be questioning what we’ve always known about these institutions. Is it safe? Will I be exposed to the coronavirus? The team at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center want you to know that they are here for the community. Their hospital is still a safe haven, and you shouldn’t delay any medical procedures or evaluations due to fear or worry.

“We take pride in being here for our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” says Eric Snyder, MD, medical director of the Emergency Department. “We work diligently to provide an efficient, compassionate and safe environment to care for our patients. Please do not delay seeking care when you have medical concerns. Getting care as soon as possible significantly improves your chances of recovery.”

The Emergency Department team members at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana include highly trained physicians and specialists. These cardiologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, respiratory therapists and technicians are on the front line of care, making critical, lifesaving decisions each day. The safety of patients is always their top priority.

It’s in your best interest to seek medical care when you need it, so Providence has joined other local nonprofit health systems to encourage community members to put health first. This collaborative group has launched public service announcements and is focused on addressing growing concerns that neighbors may not be seeking much-needed medical advice and assistance out of fear of the pandemic.

The Emergency Department of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana is a highly qualified treatment facility. It has been designated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health as a STEMI and stroke receiving center. It is also an approved provider of emergency care for pediatric patients, as designated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health.

While visitor restrictions are currently in place, the ED team members recognize the importance of staying connected and maintaining family support, so they make communication a priority—keeping loved ones informed along the way. Chaplains, rabbis and social workers are available to support patients as well as their family.

Just as Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana is here for the community, neighbors have recently shown support for the medical center’s team like never before. “Local organizations, businesses and individuals have inspired our front-line caregivers and ancillary teams with overwhelming support and kindness—from meal donations and salutes honoring our staff to notes of thanks,” says Dale Surowitz, chief executive of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. “Thank you. We are proud to be part of the community and are honored to provide care to you and your loved ones.”

Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana has served the San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities since 1973. In addition to heart, vascular, orthopedic, cancer and women’s services, the hospital houses the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the area. For nonemergency assistance, the medical center provides on-demand virtual care seven days a week.

The providers at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana remain committed and available to serve the community’s health care needs—including emergency, primary, specialty and urgent care. Visit providence.org/tarzana to learn more.

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