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Mary was one of Greater El Monte Community Hospital’s first COVID-19 patients. She spent 33 days at Greater El Monte. The day of her discharge, she commented that as she was being wheeled out of her room she began to notice all the health care providers standing on the hallway and realized this was all for her. She said it was a beautiful gesture and her heart was full and so grateful. She ...
When 8-year old Hannah was asked what she wanted for her birthday, she had a special request. She asked to donate masks to the caregivers at Greater El Monte Hospital to help prevent them from getting COVID-19. Hannah and GEM were featured on FOX 11 news. Watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/FeQ5ifD_-bs
Greater El Monte Community Hospital wishes to enter into a partnership/collaboration with our local communities to help educate and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our communities. Your health is our priority. We have the necessary precautions in place to protect our patients, physicians, employees, and visitors. We have a highly skilled team of Emergency Department Physicians, ...
We are working with Los Angeles County of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential COVID-19 cases in our area. We will continue to screen all patients entering our facility for signs and symptoms of communicable diseases and implement infection prevention and control practices to protect our patients, visitors, and staff. We are in close ...
On December 12, 2019, the California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, along with Cal Hospital Compare, recognized hospitals across California for their high performance in maternity care, patient safety, and commitment to safe opioid care. The 2019 Maternity Honor Roll recognizes 134 hospitals that met or surpassed the statewide target aimed at reducing births via ...
Greater El Monte Community Hospital is proud to sponsor the 2nd International Conference of AI in Healthcare taking place July 19-21, 2019. This year's theme is "AI in Quality and Patient Safety." Abstracts are currently being accepted. For more information, please visit ahmcsmartcare.com Contact AIconference@ahmchealth.com
Newborn babies at Greater El Monte Community Hospital celebrate Heart Month with special handmade red hats Hats knitted and crocheted by volunteers as part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program Babies born at Greater El Monte Community Hospital in February are receiving red hats knitted and crocheted by volunteers for the American Heart Association (AHA) in ...
Greater El Monte Community Hospital is proud to be a sponsor of the International Conference of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare taking place at the Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA, March 7-9, 2018. Artificial Intelligence has had a great impact on the healthcare field and will continue to transform health systems radically. Every healthcare professional should arm themselves with the knowledge ...
Greater El Monte Community Hospital is proud to announce that we recently completed a successful organ donation case that resulted in the lives of three individuals saved through transplantation. On December 27th, the following organs were recovered: The Liver was transplanted to a man in his mid-50s who was on the wait list for 102 days The Left Kidney was transplanted to a man in his mid-50s who ...
Thank you to the Greater El Monte Community Hospital Staff and to everyone that donated to the South El Monte Toy Drive!! We collected a wonderful selection of gifts for the kids in our community. Your generosity will surely bring a smile to many children this holiday season.
We all want to live healthy lives, but knowing the best practices for diet and exercise can be tricky when there are so many mixed messages out there. Plenty of faulty sources claim certain eating habits or exercises work when they simply do not. To help sort out fact from fiction, we’ve listed some of the most common fitness myths, explained why they are inaccurate, and added a few tips ...
Every new parent wants to do right by their baby, and choosing the best diaper is one way to get them off on the right foot. While a huge majority of parents in the United States choose to use disposable diapers over cloth, the popularity of the old-fashioned cloth diaper seems to be growing. Looking at the main factors every parent looks for, including the comfort and health of the baby, possible ...
Back-to-School Safety Tips As summer comes to a close and children start another school year, it’s important to keep your little ones safe. Between crossroad safety, playground accidents, and sick nurse visits, kids often experience a variety of accidents during their time at school. To keep your children out of harm’s way, make sure you are ready for any situation, and teach your kids ...
4 Low-Sugar Snack Ideas Whether you’re looking to make a few healthy changes, or need to modify your diet for health purposes, cutting down on your sugar intake can have many benefits. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find healthy, filling snacks that are low in sugar. Try integrating the following low-sugar foods into your diet as quick, grab-and-go snacks that don’t make you feel ...
As the summer months approach and the weather gets increasingly hotter, it is essential you make sure you are protected from the various dangers of this overwhelming heat. Many people suffer from various injuries due to the hot sun, the first and foremost being heatstroke. Though it is entirely preventable, many people forget to protect themselves and end up worse off for it. The following are key ...
Picking the right fruit in the market can be confusing, as there are so many conflicting opinions on the best ways to determine which fruit is worth purchasing. While it may seem intimidating trying to tackle this large task of knowing which fruit is going to be great when you get home, versus realizing you pick a piece of fruit that was too ripe or not quite ready to truly enjoy. We at Greater El ...
What is Interval Training? Whether you want to burn more calories or are just getting tired of your usual workout, you may want to consider interval training. You may have heard about this type of training used by serious athletes or celebrities, but interval training is beneficial even for the average exercise. Interval training is not really that difficult. It just means alternating brief ...
This Month Is All About The Fellas In celebration of National Men’s Health Month this June, we’re calling all our brothers to give your health the attention it deserves. Seriously, when did you guys last see your doctor? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men are 80% less likely than women to consult a doctor on a regular basis. This means that unless ...
What Are Ancient Grains? We all know that whole grains are much healthier (and tastier!) than refined grains such as white rice and flour. Whole grains provide many health benefits including reducing your risk of developing chronic diseases. But if you’re getting tired of the usual brown rice and oats, you may want to try some ancient grains instead. As the name implies, ancient grains have ...
BREASTFEEDING COALITIONS & DR. RICHARD PAN HOLD CALIFORNIA MOTHER-BABY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE AWARDS EMPLOYERS PLAY A ROLE IN SUPPORTING BREASTFEEDING EMPLOYEES SACRAMENTO, CA, May 25, 2017… This week at the State Capitol, Senator Pan hosted the Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Awards in collaboration with the California Breastfeeding Coalition and the Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition to ...
Make Breastfeeding Easier with These Five Must-Haves If you’re a mom-to-be and has decided to breastfeed your child, we salute you. While there’s no denying the endless benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child, breastfeeding is not as easy as it looks. Every day many moms face issues such as difficulty for babies to latch, sore nipples, and more. However, not all ...
Flossing 101
May 1
Does Flossing Really Work? To floss or not to floss? That is the question. Despite the reports that suggest that there is no medical benefit to flossing, many health experts including the American Dental Association are still contending the need to clean in between your teeth. Just because there is no strong evidence to support the benefits to flossing, it doesn’t mean that this oral habit ...
What is the 5 a Day Campaign? Fruits and vegetables—they’re colorful, they taste great, and they have loads of health benefits! Since we were kids, we were already encouraged to finish our fruits and vegetables because of how healthy they are for our body. But how much fruits and vegetables do we really need? According to the World Health Organization, it is recommended that we consume ...
Know How to Administer First Aid on a Choking Person According to the National Safety Council, choking has been recently reported as the fourth leading cause of unintentional deaths among adults and children. While food is the most common culprit for adults, especially for seniors, any small objects can be responsible for choking incidents in children. When you see an individual clutching their ...
Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a colorless, odorless toxic gas that is produced anytime fuel or carbon-based materials are burned. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, over 400 individuals die from accidental CO poisoning while over 20,000 are taken to the room and 4,000 are hospitalized. Since the majority of the ...