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Prospect Medical Holdings Relies on Founding Principles in Responding to COVID-19

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic impacted virtually every healthcare organization in the world. Prospect Medical Holdings, which operates 17 hospitals in five states—including Foothill Regional Medical Center—as well as 165 outpatient centers and 28 medical groups, found its hospitals at the center of the crisis.

A growing national healthcare system, Prospect quickly leaned on its core values amid the crisis and took decisive action to help mitigate the impact on its communities, facilities, staff, and patients. To do that, Prospect relied on the same grit, determination, and vision that guided its actions during its origin.

Student-run Nonprofit ‘Hearts to Heroes’ Supports Essential Workers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to infiltrate countries around the world, high school students in Southern California are banding together to provide essential workers with the essentials, which included donations to the Foothill Regional Medical Center front-line staff.

Pediatric Subacute Care Receives 5-Star Rating from Federal Agency

Foothill Regional Medical Center’s pediatric subacute unit has been awarded five stars — the highest possible rating — by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is one of 10 pediatric subacute programs in California, and the only unit in Orange County to receive five stars from CMS.  Every quarter, the federal agency publicly releases quality ratings for more than 15,000 nursing homes certified by its Nursing Home Compare website.

3 Ways to Burn More Calories than You’re Eating

If you’re a victim of the Quarantine-15 weight gain, a combination of eating fewer calories and exercising to burn more calories is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Here are three tips on how to burn more calories than you're eating.

Foothill Regional Steps Up to Increase Blood Supply During Pandemic

To meet the increased demand for blood donations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Tustin-based Foothill Regional Medical Center physicians, staff and local residents stepped up to help meet the need. The hospital partnered with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive on July 15 at the hospital

Foothill Regional Medical Center is 2020 Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

Foothill Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture Treatment outcomes for the second year in a row, according to a national report released by Healthgrades. A 5-star rating indicates that Foothill Regional’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated for performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32  of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Recognizing Our Heroes on the Front Line of Pandemic

In this video, Prospect Medical clinical leaders across the nation share stories of sacrifice, encouragement and thanks from the front lines of care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Saluting Nurses During National Nurses Week

Every year, we celebrate National Nurses Week. This year, at this exceptional time, our Prospect Medical nurses’ sacrifices, dedication, and compassion have an even deeper meaning. I thank all our nurses for the tremendous work they do every day to care for our patients, especially during this pandemic.

Thank You, Tustin!

Thank you to the Tustin community for your generous donations of masks, personal protective equipment and other needed supplies.

National Doctors’ Day - Thanking Those on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day across our nation. Many of our physicians are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, so today we recognize our talented and committed doctors. Regardless of their specialty, the COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges to our doctors requiring sacrifice, dedication and compassion. 

Prospect Medical CEO’s Message to Our Employees and Patients

Prospect Medical leaders at every level of our organization, clinical and non-clinical alike, are working around the clock to be responsive and proactive in the fight to identify and treat those infected by the virus, and protect those who are not from the threat.  Teams are meeting several times a day to assess the evolving situation, particularly its impacts on our employees and providers, patients and their families, hospitals and other facilities, communities, and those we are proud to serve.

CT Accreditation Reflects Quality Diagnostics and Care for Area Residents

Foothill Regional Medical Center has achieved the three-year American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation for computed tomography (CT) this month. Quality images are important in the accurate evaluation and diagnosis of patients.

Foothill Regional Medical Center Launches Journey to Become a High Reliability Organization

Patient safety is a top priority at Foothill Regional Medical Center, which is why the hospital leadership is committed to becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO).

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

To mark American Heart Month, NHLBI, one of the National Institutes of Health, is inviting people across the country to team up and join #OurHearts, a national heart health initiative that encourages people to improve heart health together.

6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure with Exercise

Maintaining healthy blood pressure is a critical part of maintaining general health. Blood pressure is the force blood exerts against the walls of your arteries. This force is primarily a function of how hard your heart is pumping and how much resistance to that blood flow your arteries are exerting. Resistance can come from the narrowing of arteries as we age or as a function of poor diet, inflammation, and other factors. 

Heart Disease is Leading Cause of Death for Hispanics/Latinos in U.S.

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others in the Hispanic/Latino communities.

5 Tips to Create a Heart-Healthy Grocery List

Sometimes grocery shopping can be a dangerous task. We tend to go to the grocery store when we are hungry, ready to scoop up all the delicious-looking, ready-made food or sweets from the bakery.

Next time the sensation to grab the first box of cookies you see takes over, think about your heart! Did you know that each year about 800,000 people die from heart disease? It’s up to you to keep your heart healthy, and you can start by making sure your fridge and pantry are stocked with heart-healthy foods.

Go Red for Women is Life-Changing Information

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Many believe it’s cancer, yet heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

For this reason, The American Heart Association created the Go Red for Women awareness campaign. The campaign is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women.

Make 4 Lifestyle Changes During American Heart Month

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

The good news is that healthy choices can help manage or prevent heart disease. Many of us set up a New Year’s Resolutions in January related to lifestyle improvements, such as eating healthier, exercising more, and reducing stress. These lifestyle changes not only help you, but creates a framework that your children will take into adulthood. February Heart Month provides another opportunity to keep those positive lifestyle changes.

Tustin Goes Red in February

There is a reason that National Heart Month falls in February—the same month that Valentine’s Day is celebrated. As Valentine’s Day is all about the heart, this is a good match. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both American men and women; almost one in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. African-American men are especially susceptible.

7 Ways to Eat Smart for Your Heart

Knowing which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit is a powerful way to prevent heart disease and improve your overall health.  Use the steps below to work toward a more heart-healthy diet. Here are 6 easy ways to eat smart for your heart.

New Year’s Gym Resolution: Navigation Tips for Long-Term Success

You just joined a gym as part of your New Year’s Resolution to get into shape, and maybe feel a little intimidated by the whole new environment. Congratulations on taking the first step toward fitness. You may feel confused and conspicuous the first few times you walk in the gym. However, the best place to begin is with the new member orientation.

New Year’s Resolution: 5 Hacks to Meet 10,000 Steps a Day Goal

It’s official!  You’re the proud owner of shiny new fitness tracker as part of your New Year’s Resolution to walk 10,000 steps a day. Sure, you can hit that number when it’s gym day, but it can be a bit more difficult on your off days. This hurdle can be overcome by making a few little changes in your daily routine.

Hospital Staff Partner with Orange County Rescue Mission to Provide Gifts for Residents

In December, Foothill Regional Medical Center delivered more than 300 holiday gifts to the Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin. With the help of hospital staff and students from St. Hedwig, the gifts were wrapped and delivered to the mission to be distributed to homeless men, women and children.


2020 Weight-Loss Resolution: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?

Is weight loss your 2020 New Year's Resolution? Like many of us, the answer is likely yes. However, if you have a BMI score of 40 or more (about 100 pounds overweight) and have tried diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes and have not acheived your ideal weight, consider weight-loss surgery. You also may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39 with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure.

Signs Your Backache is More Than Just Pain

Does your back give you pain? Well, you are not alone. About 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. So, when should you be concerned that your back pain is too severe to cope with on your own? Read on to see if surgery or other interventions are right for you.

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13 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions.

Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This is known as prediabetes.

It's estimated that up to 70% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, progressing from prediabetes to diabetes isn't inevitable.

What to Expect During Your Annual Physical

It's time again for your annual checkup. What your doctor does during your yearly exam will vary to some degree based on your age, changes in your health, and other variables. Different doctors may also check different things simply because exam protocols vary. Also, if there is something specific you need to have examined, it could require a specialist to diagnose the problem properly.

From Coma to Recovery: Skye Gray’s Story

The news was devastating; 19-year-old Skye Gray had been T-boned in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and broken neck, pelvis and ankles. If she even survived her injuries, the doctors thought she may be in a coma for the rest of her life.

4 Tips to Better Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease where the bodies ability to respond to the hormone insulin is no longer working properly. The bodies inability to properly respond to insulin results in excess sugar being in the blood and urine. This excess sugar can damage vital organs such as the kidneys, eyes, and other parts of the body.

Foothill Regional Named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery By Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Foothill Regional Medical Center has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.

Orange County Couple Doubles Down on Dramatic Weight Loss

It takes two to make a weight loss dream come true. Just ask Isela Mauri and Martin Espinosa of Anaheim Hills, a married couple who both underwent weight-loss surgery at Foothill Regional Medical Center in Tustin to regain their health. 

8 Ways Pets are Good for Your Health

Whether it’s a cat, dog, horse or iguana, pets can improve your overall health and happiness.

Lost the Weight and Gained My Life: Stephanie Sosa’s Story

Stephanie Sosa has been overweight since childhood. In high school, she was able to lose some weight, but soon put it back on. At 28 years old, she hit an all-time high of 272 pounds, a considerable amount for a 5-foot-3-inch woman.

Tustin Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the time of year everyone seems to look forward to! Family time and vacations are planned and enjoyed. However, summer creates a set of dangers and issues we should all be aware of and prepare for.

Tips to Prevent Spring Allergies

Ah yes, spring is in the air—along with all the sneeze-inducing pollen! Seasonal allergies are extremely common, but no need to suffer this year. Numerous strategies can help reduce or prevent your symptoms before they start.

Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for Me?

Weight loss surgery can produce significant and sustained weight loss, resulting in improved health.

Health Transformation: How to Know When You’re Ready

Many of us want to lose weight. Many of us want to be healthier. Many of us want to change aspects of our lives or substantial parts of our lives that we don’t feel are serving us well.

How to Burn More Calories than You’re Eating

Burning more calories than you eat in a day is referred to as a “calorie deficit” and is the basis of many weight-loss equations.  The idea is daily calories in minus daily calories out = caloric deficit. There are 3 ways you can create a deficit.

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition where your body has started to show signs of developing diabetes but have not fully developed the disease. The good news with prediabetes is that you are still likely in a place where you can reverse the process.

Foothill Regional Partners with the Hurtt Clinic through Donation to Support Tustin’s Underserved Community

As part of its annual December commitment to give back to the community, Foothill Regional Medical Center donated $2,000 to the Hurtt Family Health Clinic.

How to Stick With Your Health Goals in 2019

Health is a simple concept, but that does not mean that living a healthy life is easy!  At every turn, temptations exist that try to lure you away. Here are 8 practical ways to stick to your health goals in 2019.

Foothill Regional Staff Compiles and Donates 200 Wellness Kits to Homeless

Foothill Regional Medical Center, alongside students of St. Hedwig, wrapped up the holiday season by putting together more than 200 wellness kits for the Hurtt Family Health Clinic's homeless residents.

Santa Gets Tustin Police Escort to Bring Cheer to Pediatric Patients

On Dec. 5, 2018, Santa Claus—escorted by the Tustin Police Department—delivered gifts to Foothill Regional Medical Center pediatric subacute patients. This is an annual tradition and the presents are donated by police and city hall employees.

Hacks to Avoid the Cold or Flu this Winter

Here are six recommendations to build up your immune system so you can go into winter armed and ready to fight off the bugs!

Flu Signs and Symptoms

If you having trouble breathing, experiencing sudden dizziness or confusion, have severe or persistent vomiting, and fever and cough, you may have the flu. Learn the signs and symptoms of the flu and what to do.

National Accreditation Achieved by Foothill Regional Medical Center for Weight-Loss Surgery

South Orange County residents seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions have a nationally recognized choice for receiving treatment at Foothill Regional Medical Center. Some 15.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from obesity.

Tustin’s 2018 Large Business of the Year Awarded to Foothill Regional Medical Center

Foothill Regional Medical Center—which has undergone a successful transformation since it reopened under new ownership in 2015—received the City of Tustin’s Large Business of the Year 2018 award on June 21 in recognition of its contribution to Tustin

The Joint Commission Awards Foothill Regional Gold Seal of Approval

Foothill Regional Medical Center announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards in June. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of

Pediatric Subacute Unit Offers Chronically Ill Children Combination of Excellent Care – and Love

The vividly painted walls depicting an Italian countryside and the muted sounds of cartoons playing in the background add an air of lightness to what is an otherwise serious undertaking: caring for chronically ill children 24 hours a day.

Comprehensive Bloodless Surgery and Medicine Services Help Avoid Risks Associated with Blood Transfusions

Foothill Regional Medical Center now offers comprehensive bloodless surgery and medicine services for the growing number of patients who are opting not to have a blood transfusion, either for safety concerns or religious reasons.