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Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is here to help you manage your wellness and experience good health. We're conveniently located in the area, with a wide range of treatment and service options.
 
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Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center recently achieved Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. It goes to the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for superior performance across a broad spectrum of care.
Colonoscopy
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer for men and for women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths when both sexes are combined. Roughly 1 in 20 Americans will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, with men at greater risk than women.
 
Screenings are one of the best ways to make sure that you don’t become one of the statistics. Precancerous growths, or polyps, can be detected and removed before cancer develops—provided you regularly undergo one of several screenings. While you may be squeamish about screening options, learning more may change your mind. Or save your life.
 
Abnormal cells that turn into polyps take 10 to 15 years to develop into cancer. Finding and removing polyps and early stage colorectal cancer is not that difficult with regular screenings, which should begin at age 50 for men and women at average risk. It is recommended that you get a colonoscopy screening once every 10 years.
 
When the diagnosis is cancer, you want the best — the best physicians, the best treatment and the best overall care. Providence Holy Cross Cancer Center offers the most advanced tehnologies available for treating cancer, including state-of-the-art equipment and a highly qualified medical, surgical and ratiation oncology team. Our cancer center is home to cutting-edge technology and procedures, a team of board-certified oncologists and highly trained therapists and oncology nurses. Providence Holy Cross Cancer Centers’ five-year survival rates for patients treated for various cancers surpass national averages. Among the reasons for this success are the advanced radiation therapies that are available.
 
“Everybody who was a part of my team — the nurses, the anesthesiologist, the surgeons, even the receptionists — made a difference in my health. I needed what they offered: collaboration and unwavering support and encouragement.”
– Ethel Smith, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center cancer patient.

 
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Stroke
 
Every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. About 795,000 people will have a new or recurrent stroke this year – and more than 143,000 of them will die. In fact, stroke is our nation’s number three cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability. Yet, many people don't know what a stroke is, let alone its symptoms and what to do when they see them.
 
A stroke is like a heart attack in your brain. When blood flow to your brain is blocked, the supply of oxygen and nutrients to brain cells is cut off and tissues in the affected area begin to die. Just as in a heart attack, it’s critical to get medical attention to restore the blood flow immediately. If you “wait and see” and too much time passes, loss of memory, bodily function or even paralysis can result.
 
Knowing stroke signs and getting prompt help can make all the difference for you or a loved one. Specifically, treatment must begin within three hours for the best chance of recovery.
 
Stroke symptoms include:
  • Sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of the body
  • Blurred or decreased vision
  • Severe headache
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding simple statements
  • Dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
 
If you feel the symptoms above or see them in a loved one, treat it as a life-threatening emergency and call 911 for help. Understand that not all these symptoms occur with every stroke. The emergency department at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is designated as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, meaning physicians and nurses are on hand around-the-clock to quickly diagnose and treat stroke patients.
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Cardiology
 
Heart disease is one of the most prevalent conditions to affect people’s health. Some form of heart disease affects an estimated 17 million Americans. Common conditions include hypertension, heart attacks, and angina or chest pain. It is important to understand which risk factors you can and cannot control and the numbers you need to know to help prevent heart disease from affecting your own life.
 
Uncontrollable risk factors
  1. Heredity: Family history plays an important role in determining your risk for many health conditions. When it comes to your heart, you are more likely to develop heart disease if your parents have it or if either of them ever suffered from a heart attack.
  2. Age: Increasing age puts both men and women at a higher risk for heart conditions. More importantly, 83 percent of people who die from coronary heart disease are over 65.
  3. Gender: Men are more at risk for heart attacks and often will experience one earlier in life than women. Though a woman’s risk of death from heart attack increases after menopause, it’s still not as high as that of a man.
 
Controllable risk factors
  1. Tobacco use: Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of death. Smokers increase their risk of several conditions such as heart disease, cancer and asthma.
  2. Blood pressure levels: High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. It’s often referred to as hypertension and is a condition that affects 1 in 3 adults.
    • A normal blood pressure reading should be 119/79 or below.
    • If readings reach 140/90 or higher, your risk for heart disease increases.
  3. Total cholesterol: A rise in cholesterol levels is directly related to a rise in the risk of heart disease. Eating a well-balanced diet and getting enough exercise can help you reach healthy cholesterol levels.
    • Your total level should be less than 200 mg/dL.
    • Your HDL or “good” cholesterol should be higher than 40 mg/dL.
    • Your LDL or “bad” cholesterol should be less than 100 mg/dL.
  4. Physical activities: Having an inactive life leads to a host of different health problems. Obesity is a direct health risk for conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Body mass index (BMI) is used to determine how much body fat you actually have.
    • Ideally, your BMI should fall between 18.5 and 24.9.
    • If your BMI is higher than 30, you should speak with a doctor about a plan for getting down to a healthier weight.
 
At Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, our Heart & Vascular Program provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art cardiac services, including:
  • Cardiovascular disease screening and prevention
  • Non-invasive diagnostic testing
  • Emergency care for heart attack patients
  • Interventional and surgical treatment of complex cardiac conditions
  • Heart and vascular education and support programs
 
Our award-winning heart and vascular specialists, combined with the latest medical technology, help us take care of your heart — from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.
 
Our heart specialists use non-invasive diagnostic testing designed to measure the heart's performance, pinpoint problems and accurately identify the most appropriate treatment. They are highly skilled in invasive diagnostic and interventional therapies including medical and surgical procedures such as angioplasty, atherectomy and stents. These procedures are designed to prevent or stop a heart attack in progress, or to correct other heart problems such as chest pain and stroke.
 
Take a heart health risk assessment and learn more here or schedule an appointment with one of our award-winning cardiologists by calling 1-888-HEALING (432-5464).
 
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Mammography
 
With early detection, breast cancer survival rates could top 98%. However, most women are not doing everything they can to find breast cancer early. Widespread use of screening mammograms has increased the number of breast cancers found before they could cause any symptoms, yet most U.S. women over 40 have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months.  
It’s true most women have their first mammogram at age 40, but few continue to have one yearly. Therein lies the problem. Studies show women who skip yearly mammograms have diminished survival rates if they are diagnosed with breast cancer. By the time a lump is felt by hand or other symptoms of breast cancer appear, the cancer may be large, at an advanced stage or difficult to treat.  
Another reason to continue having a mammogram is increasing age. At age 40, 1 out of 257 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. By age 50, the number increases to 1 out of 67. And, by age 70, it’s 1 in 28. Another way to drive this point home is the fact that 94 percent of new cases of breast cancer occur in women over age 40. As a result, the American Cancer Society recommends all women age 40 and above have:
  • A screening mammogram every year continuing for as long as you are in good health
  • A clinical breast exam by a health professional every year
 
Consider this an important reminder with lifesaving potential. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, yet there are more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
 
When the diagnosis is cancer, you want the best – the best physicians, the best treatment and the best overall care. Providence Holy Cross Cancer Center offers the most advanced technologies available for treating cancer, including state-of-the-art equipment and a highly- qualified medical, surgical and radiation oncology team. Our Cancer Center is home to cutting-edge technology and procedures, a team of board-certified oncologists and highly trained therapists and oncology nurses. Providence Holy Cross Cancer Centers’ five-year survival rates for patients treated for various cancers surpass national averages. Among the reasons for this success are the advanced radiation therapies that are available.
 
“Everybody who was a part of my team—the nurses, the anesthesiologist, the surgeons, even the receptionists—made a difference in my health. I needed what they offered: collaboration and unwavering support and encouragement.” – Ethel Smith, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center breast cancer patient.
 
Take a simple, free quiz and learn more about your risk factors for breast cancer.
 
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Obstetrics
 
At Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, we are committed to the health and wellness of you and your baby, providing top-quality maternity care during your pregnancy, labor and birth, and through your postpartum period.
 
Our Women’s Pavilion, which expanded and opened in 2011, offers patients new state-of-the-art labor and delivery suites along with two dedicated cesarean operating rooms. The Women’s Pavilion also includes a 12-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for premature and high-risk babies. Our CCS Designated Community Levell II NICU provides family centered care for your newborn with private rooms allowing for precious family bonding. And for high-risk moms who must be hospitalized well before delivering, Providence Holy Cross has developed an antepartum care program to meet their special needs.
 
Hundreds of babies are born each month in the Providence Holy Cross labor and delivery rooms. Our experienced, board-certified Obstetrics Team, which includes physicians, neonatologists, skilled mother-baby nurses and lactation consultants, is among the best and helps make this a healthy, joyous event for you and your family. Our nursing staff has been honored with ANCC Magnet Designation® for the highest quality patient care and nursing practices.
 
Providence Holy Cross maternity care in the San Fernando Valley is recognized as being in the top five percent nationally by national health care ratings organization, Healthgrades®, and is designated as a “Baby-Friendly” hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, under a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has also implemented the Welcome Baby program, an initiative created by First 5 LA to help give children the best possible start in life. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you along your journey of motherhood, providing a healthy start for your baby, and supporting your family.
 
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Robotics
 
The dedicated team of surgical specialists at Providence Holy Cross includes board-certified surgeons, anesthesiologists, and highly trained surgical nurses and technicians. Patients needing certain types of surgery at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center now have the option of experiencing less invasive procedures with shorter recovery times and fewer risks of postoperative complications thanks to an investment in robotics technology. Robotic-assisted surgery is a new way of performing minimally invasive procedures, incorporating techniques that allow a surgeon to operate through one or more small incisions, or ports, about the size of a dime. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center specializes in offering patients leading-edge minimally invasive surgery procedures and methods whenever possible.
 
Reduced trauma and increased precision offer significant benefits for patients, including:
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced risk of complications following surgery
  • Reduced scarring
 
Robotics Procedures Performed
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Prostate conditions
 
If you have a condition that may require surgery, talk to your primary care physician or surgeon about whether minimally invasive surgery is the right option for you.
 
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Robotics
 
The dedicated team of surgical specialists at Providence Holy Cross includes board-certified surgeons, anesthesiologists, and highly trained surgical nurses and technicians. Patients needing certain types of surgery at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center now have the option of experiencing less invasive procedures with shorter recovery times and fewer risks of postoperative complications thanks to an investment in robotics technology. Robotic-assisted surgery is a new way of performing minimally invasive procedures, incorporating techniques that allow a surgeon to operate through one or more small incisions, or ports, about the size of a dime. In some cases, surgeons have the ability to operate through a single incision in the belly button, leaving virtually no visible scare. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center specializes in offering patients leading-edge minimally invasive surgery procedures and methods whenever possible.
 
Reduced trauma and increased precision offer significant benefits for patients, including:
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced risk of complications following surgery
  • Reduced scarring
 
Robotics Procedures Performed
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
 
If you have a condition that may require surgery, talk to your primary care physician or surgeon about whether minimally invasive surgery is the right option for you.
 
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Orthopedics
 
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center provides our patients with a complete range of orthopedic services, including minimally invasive procedures, a quick recovery process and full inpatient and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation.
 
Our orthopedic and sports medicine specialists offer broad expertise and the most advanced technology to help you enjoy life to the fullest — no matter what your age or your interests. Providence Holy Cross orthopedic and sports medicine specialists provide state-of-the-art care for a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries including arthritis pain, back pain, joint pain, and pain from strains and sprains that may otherwise diminish your quality of life.
 
The Providence Holy Cross Medical Center orthopedic and sports medicine experts specialize in conservative medical treatment of orthopedic conditions and injuries, with excellent results. Conservative medical strategies include medication, physical, occupational or rehabilitative therapy, and exercise. At times, however, orthopedic conditions and illnesses may require surgical treatment.
 
Our orthopedic and sports medicine surgeons perform the most advanced, state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgeries for the major joints in the body and any injury to the bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Their expert techniques can repair damage through a small incision, which means less pain and a shorter recovery for patients. With these excellent outcomes, our patients typically are able to walk the day after surgery and start the rehabilitation process sooner. Patients are then able to recover quickly and get back to their normal activities.
 
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Emergency Care
 
Emergency Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center provides fast, effective, professional emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week for you and your family. Our dedicated ER team of physicians, nurses and other specially trained staff responds quickly to any minor or major emergency. Our ER has also met the rigorous certification standards to be designated as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) by LA County with medical professionals specially trained in pediatric emergency care. Seek help at an ER if your child has:
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fainting, dizziness or weakness
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Ingested poison or too much medication
  • Severe head trauma
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
 
As part of our emergency care services, Providence Holy Cross has one of the few Level II Trauma Centers that provides around-the-clock emergency services to the most severely injured. Our skilled trauma team has special training in treating injuries to the head, spine and vital organs. As a Level II Trauma Center, our specialized programs, equipment and staff, including a trauma surgeon, are available at all times.
 
The Trauma Ccenter has been part of the Los Angeles Trauma System for more than 25 years and has received Verification Status from the American College of Surgeons, acknowledging our commitment to the highest standards for a community-based hospital trauma program.
 
If you are unsure of whether you or your family member is having a life-threatening medical emergency, go to the ER – don’t wait – call 9-1-1- for help immediately.
 
Address: 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, CA 91345
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Emergency Care
 
Emergency Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center provides fast, effective, professional emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our dedicated ER team of physicians, nurses and other specially trained staff responds quickly to any minor or major emergency, from a compound fracture to heart failure. Specialized treatment rooms are available for:
  • Cardiac care
  • Ear, nose and throat exams
  • Gynecology and obstetrics
  • Orthopedic casting
  • Suturing
  • Trauma
 
As part of our emergency care services, Providence Holy Cross has one of the few Level II Trauma Centers that provides around-the-clock emergency services to the most severely injured. Our skilled trauma team has special training in treating injuries to the head, spine and vital organs. As a Level II Trauma Center, our specialized programs, equipment and staff, including a trauma surgeon, are available at all times.
 
The Trauma Ccenter has been part of the Los Angeles Trauma System for more than 25 years and has received Verification Status from the American College of Surgeons, acknowledging our commitment to the highest standards for a community-based hospital trauma program.
 
In addition, our emergency department is designated as a STEMI Receiving Center or heart attack treatment center. Patients who show symptoms of an acute heart attack when tested by paramedics with an EKG are brought to the nearest STEMI Receiving Center for care. Our emergency department has met the rigorous guidelines to receive this designation, including meeting the ""90-minute"" goal of restoring blood flow. The STEMI Receiving Team in the emergency department coordinates closely with local paramedics, rapidly mobilizing our cardiac team to ensure the best possible outcomes.
 
Address: 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, CA 91345
 
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Urgent Care
 
Your son cuts his finger or your daughter feels warm to the touch. A hurt or sick child may have you ready to head to the emergency room. While emergency rooms are the most appropriate for critical medical emergencies, patients and parents of young patients should consider urgent care as a faster, less costly alternative in less serious and minor situations.
 
Often times, emergency rooms see a lot of patients who have typical cough or cold symptoms because their doctor’s office is closed. These people typically need urgent care centers, not emergency room care. An urgent care center is a same-day clinic that can handle a variety of conditions that need to be treated right away but that are not life-threatening emergencies.
 
Our urgent care teams treat a range of conditions including flu, throat and ear infections, asthma and allergies, and injuries such as minor lacerations, sprains and strains, and minor burns. However, patients under six months of age need to be seen in a different setting, such as an emergency room.
 
If you or your family faces a true emergency, don’t hesitate to visit the closest emergency department. But if it’s after-hours and you or your family is in need of a doctor visit, Providence Medical Institute — Santa Clarita Urgent Care offers quality, affordable care, close to home.
 
Hours:
  • Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
 
Address: 24035 Newhall Ranch Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Urgent Care
 
While emergency rooms are the best place for medical emergencies, patients should consider urgent care as a faster, less costly alternative in less serious and minor situations.
 
Often times, emergency departments see a lot of patients who have typical cough or cold symptoms because their doctor’s office is closed. These people typically need urgent care centers, not emergency department care. An urgent care center is a same-day clinic that can handle a variety of conditions that need to be treated right away but are not life-threatening emergencies.
 
Our urgent care teams treat a range of conditions including flu, throat and ear infections, asthma and allergies, and injuries such as lacerations, sprains and strains, and minor burns.
 
If you face a true emergency, don’t hesitate to visit the closest emergency department. But if it’s after-hours and you’re in need of a doctor visit, Providence Medical Institute — Santa Clarita Urgent Care offers quality, affordable care, close to home.
 
Hours:
  • Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
 
Address: 24035 Newhall Ranch Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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