In Good Company Fall 2017

September 08, 2017
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A word from our Chief Executive

Over the last several years, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center leadership has been devoted to advancing clinical excellence in neuroscience care for the South Bay. More than 40% of people living in the South Bay have sought neuroscience care outside of the South Bay, so it was our aim to initially invest more than $10 million to provide an exemplary Neuroscience Program in our own community. We wanted to make sure that only in the rarest of circumstances would someone have to leave the South Bay for first-class care.

It took a comprehensive approach involving experts from their specialized fields to collaborate in the design and execution of our advanced Neuroscience Program. To that end, a partnership with the Pacific Neuroscience Institute brought to us a team of outstanding and experienced fellowship-trained neurosurgeons specializing in brain tumors, stroke and aneurysm, pituitary disorders, movement disorders and adult hydrocephalus. Supporting this team are fellowship-trained neuro-interventionalists, neuro-hospitalists, neuro critical care intensivists and ambulatory neurologists, along with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and navigators. State-of-the-art surgical and interventional equipment was purchased to make sure our clinicians have exactly what they need to deliver excellent patient outcomes. Our advanced bi-plane catheterization lab will open in early 2018 and will be the most up to date in Los Angeles County.

In 2018, our objective is to become the first Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center in the South Bay. Currently our hospitals receive the fourth largest volume of stroke patients in Los Angeles County, via our emergency departments. Both Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in San Pedro and Torrance are certified Stroke Centers. Our acute rehabilitation center in San Pedro was named in the top 2% in the nation for rehabilitation services and is providing neuro rehabilitation, including the exoskeleton robot to assist patients with spinal cord injury in learning to walk again.  Complementing our care is the first telestroke service in the South Bay, guaranteeing 24/7 expert consultation from experienced neurologists as back up to our in-house neuro-hospitalists.

Along with our investment in the most current technology and clinical expertise, we are committed to our core mission of delivering compassionate, whole-person care in concert with our Promise to all patients: “Know me, Care for me, Ease my way.” As health care is changing, so is Providence Little Company of Mary… becoming what we need to be in order to best meet your evolving health care needs.

Mary Kingston RN, FACHE
Chief Executive
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers San Pedro and Torrance

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