Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

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Providence Saint Joseph
Medical Center
Providence Health & Services
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank 2.jpg
Geography
Location Burbank, California, USA
Organisation
Care system Private
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university None
Services
Beds 446[1]
History
Founded 1943
Links
Website providence.org/saintjoseph

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is a hospital in Burbank, California, USA. The hospital has 446 beds, and is part of Providence Health & Services. Its address is 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91505. On the opposite side of Buena Vista Street from the hospital is the world headquarters of The Walt Disney Company. The hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).[1]

History[edit]

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank is affiliated with Providence Health & Services, a large not-for-profit health system based in Renton, Washington. The Burbank location was founded in 1943 by the Sisters of Providence.

PSJMC has more than 400 patient beds, and it offers a wide variety of medical and health services to people in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Saint Joseph is one of the largest employers in the San Fernando Valley, and the hospital has over 650 physicians on staff and close to 2,500 total employees.

Annually, Providence Saint Joseph treats tens of thousands of patients, including those who seek emergency services in its emergency room, special care for medical conditions, and preventative care from its physicians.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center also offers a wide variety of classes and special educational events to help everyone from new mothers to the elderly. Classes include yoga, breastfeeding, Pilates, heart care, Lamaze, and a number of other special programs, lectures, and classes held throughout the year.

In 2008 Kris Jenner received knee surgery at this hospital. The surgery was shown on the E! television show Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Leadership[edit]

Michael A. Rembis has served as the chief executive for Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center since 2012.[2] Rembis is responsible for the main medical center as well as Providence St. Elizabeth Care Center, the Breast Health Center, and the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, as well as various offsite laboratories. Prior to Michael Rembis, Barry Wolfman served as the chief executive from 2008 to 2012.

Michael Hunn serves as Vice President and Chief Executive for Providence Health & Services, Southern California. He is responsible for one of the region's largest health care systems that includes Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank; Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills; Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Tarzana; Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica; Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance; Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, San Pedro; Providence Medical Institute; Providence TrinityCare Hospice; Providence High School; as well as several skilled nursing and ambulatory facilities. Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care system, and has more than 12,000 employees, physicians and volunteers.

From 2002 to 2010, Arnold Schaffer served as Chief Executive of Providence Health & Services California. Prior to Schaffer, from 1996 to 1999, Michael Madden served as CEO for the Providence Health System LA Service Area. Prior to this, he served as chief executive of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, a post held since 1993. Before coming to Providence, he worked for the Sisters of Mercy Health Corporation in Farmington, Michigan, as executive vice president, Central Michigan Region. He received his M.A. in hospital and health administration from the University of Minnesota in 1968. In 1985, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Mr. Madden is immediate-past chairman of the board of the California Healthcare Association and the immediate-past board chair of the Alliance of Catholic Health Care Systems. He is also the former chairman of the board of the Hospital Association of Southern California. He serves as the board chairman of the Sycamores, a program in Pasadena for disturbed boys, and is a long time board member of the Providence High School board of regents.

Prior to Mr. Madden, James E. Sauer Jr., FACHE was the CEO of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center from 1982 to 1996. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Sauer led a series of expansions of the facility and the establishment of a major cancer center.

Awards[edit]

  • Providence Saint Joseph received HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award ranking PSJMC among the top 5% in the nation for 7 consecutive years
  • Recipient of the Joint Commission for Advanced Primary Stroke Center’s Gold Seal of Approval
  • 2009 HealthGrades 5-Star ratings in Maternity Care, Bariatric Services, and Cardiac Services for treatment of heartfailure and coronary interventional procedures

Wings and centers[edit]

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center viewed from the south.

The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center[edit]

Opening in 2010 The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art health care in an integrated medical facility. It uses the latest technology and the most advanced treatments matched with a commitment to evidence-based, quality care for the whole patient - body, mind and spirit. The Center is the first fully integrated Cancer Center in the San Fernando Valley that combines cutting-edge equipment united with Western and Eastern medicines.

Northeast building[edit]

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center recently opened a new building, called the Northeast building. It includes a laboratory, Imaging department (x-ray, CT scanner, nuclear medicine), Surgery wing, Intensive Care Unit, Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, GI lab, Cardiac Catheterization lab and 128 private patient rooms.

Notable deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Providence St. Joseph Medical Center". US News & World Report. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in California Names Michael Rembis CEO". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°09′18″N 118°19′36″W / 34.1550°N 118.3266°W / 34.1550; -118.3266