The antimicrobial stewardship program Foothill Regional Medical Center will be highlighted at the 2022 Vizient Connections Summit this month. Vizient is a community hospital healthcare improvement company.
Foothill Regional Medical Center Nationally Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program®
Foothill Regional Medical Center achieved national accreditation for its weight-loss surgery program by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program through July 2025. The hospital first achieved accreditation in 2018 and reaccredited in August by demonstrating our ability to meet the needs of our patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality patient care.
ICU Charge Nurse Maria Navarra (pictured right) and Surgical Services Charge Nurse Dragana “Dee” Bukorovic received the national Daisy Award for consistently going above and beyond to make an extraordinary difference in the patients’ experience. They are quarters 1 and 2 winners. The Daisy Foundation was created in 1999 by a family who lost their son due to a sudden illness. In their time of grief, they realized that there were some nurses who not only made a difference in their son Patrick’s hospitalization, but also in their own lives. Part of the award consists of daisies, Patrick’s mom’s favorite flower; cinnamon rolls for the staff, Patrick’s favorite food; and a hand-carved statue representing the nurse-patient relationship.
Bariatric surgeons at Foothill Regional Medical Center are now using advanced robotic technology for added precision and visibility during weight-loss procedures. This state-of-the-art technology is on the rise due to its distinct advantages over other methods, such as better vision and improved range of motion for surgeons, as well as shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times for patients.
Foothill Regional Medical Center staff participated in the Name the Robot contest to determine what the hospital’s recently acquired Mako SmartRobotics should be called. After weeks of having staff submit names, the top five names were voted on by all employees. The winner was JOHNNY#5.
As part of its commitment to community partnerships, Foothill Regional Medical Center is a supporter of the Tustin, Calif., Police Foundation. As part of the support, three employees participated in the biannual “Breakfast with Chief Greenberg,” which provided a six-month overview the police statistics and its strategic plan for 2021-2025.
Technical expertise was enhanced at Foothill Regional Medical Center with the recent acquisition of the da Vinci® Xi™ surgical system. This expands access in Orange County to will robotic-assisted, minimally invasive, virtually scarless surgery.
Valentine’s Day is a great day to think about your heart health and making this year a life-changing year for you and your heart. If you have children, keep in mind that diet and exercise habits started in childhood can start a lifetime of heart health. For adults, the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The division is committed to addressing barriers to health equity in communities disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease.
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 work on them with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others. This article has facts, how-to tips, and resources to inspire you to join with others, even if you can’t be physically together, to improve your heart health.
New Advanced Robotic-Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement Combines Physicians' Expertise with Robotic Precision
Robotic technology is now available for total hip, total knee and partial knee replacements through Mako SmartRobotics™. This innovative technology combines a surgeon’s expertise with robotic precision for better patient outcomes possible. The technology enhances the capabilities and performance of orthopedic surgeons during joint replacement procedures, which can translate to benefits for patients like less pain, shorter hospital stays, and a faster recovery.
Foothill Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized with 5 stars for Hip Fracture Treatment for the fourth year, according to new research released by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
To be successful in achieving New Year’s resolutions is to determine what motivates you, which differs from person to person. For example, did you complete a marathon because you had a spouse or training partner depending on you? Or did you launch that business because you wanted to prove others wrong? It’s all about making your resolutions—be they health, financial, educational or relational—a priority, and then taking action that aligns with your daily habits and schedules.
For 13 years, the Orange County (OC) Rescue Mission has been celebrating its Magic at the Mission. Each year, Foothill Regional Medical Center’s staff supports the holiday event with toys and gifts for the children living at the facility. This year, not only will the children be receiving gifts, but also be able to shop a pop-up holiday store for gifts to give to their parents who are often forgotten at Christmas. The rescue mission serves Orange County with various programs that help to restore hope, self-sufficiency, and transitional and emergency housing for 260 homeless men, women and children. The residents get counseling, job training, medical and dental care, spiritual care, and parental education.
Foothill Regional Medical Center staff honored the family of an organ donor on the weekend of Nov. 20. During the Donor Walk, the caregivers quietly lined the hallways to remember the young organ donor. The ICU staff, including nurses Melinda and Dillon, worked closely with the organ-donor’s family during this devastating time. This gift of life went to five recipients. The organ donation was coordinated by OneLegacy, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the seven-county greater Los Angeles area, including Orange County.
The Tustin Police Department’s Santa Claus visited Foothill Regional Medical Center’s 42-bed pediatric subacute unit with bags of Christmas joy for the kids. “It's important to give back to the community and to support these special patients to help make their lives just a bit brighter,” said Deputy Chief Robert Wright, Tustin Police Department. The police department is celebrating 20 years of giving gifts to the hospital unit. This year, the children and their families put together a Santa wish lists of things they’d love to receive. The gift bags included toys, clothing, blankets, hypo-allergenic lotion and more.
From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, the holiday season is month-long food marathon. Sure, we visit with family and friends, but what do we do there? EAT! These subtle tricks and tips help avoid the temptation to overindulge this holiday season.
More than 6,500 runners, walkers, cyclists, volunteers, and sponsors—including Foothill Regional Medical Center—made the Dino Dash a successful event. The event is a popular annual fundraiser for Tustin Unified School District in Orange County.
Life can be quite hectic. When 24 hours isn’t enough time to complete the day’s tasks it makes sense that fatigue sets it. But if you feel like you’re doing everything right and getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night and still feel tired, there might be something else to blame. The feeling of fatigue could be a symptom of anything from poor diet to a gut infection that you may not be aware of.
Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy being with friends and family. From swimming to boating to picnics in the park, it’s a time for fun in the sun. But with more time outside and around water, there are some important things to be mindful of to keep you and your family healthy and safe. Take the quiz!
Intermittent fasting and time restricted eating are techniques to help people lose weight, improve their overall health, and some say simplify their lifestyles. Intermittent fasting (sometimes referred to as IF) and time restricted eating (sometimes referred to as TRE) are becoming increasingly popular so you are likely to hear about them more and more.
Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. As the days get hotter, cooking is less appealing than binging on ice cream or a cold berry mojito. But have no fear. Here are some healthier recipes for cold treats and snacks that can satisfy your sweet tooth.
Our hospital is pleased to announce that its contract negotiation with Anthem Blue Cross has been completed. Effective June 1, 2021, our hospital contract will renew on a multiple-year term. Both parties are satisfied with the outcome which resulted in a fair and sustainable contractual language and rate term agreement going forward.
Over the last year, the pandemic has given people a small glimpse of the vital role of EMS professionals. The sacrifice and dedication of EMTs, paramedics and other EMS practitioners has rightfully earned them admiration and gratitude in their communities. Calling us heroes sometimes obscures the fact that—behind those masks—are people who, every day, take on many crucial roles: Healthcare professional. Emergency manager. Social worker. Crisis counselor. Consoler. Caregiver. This week, we celebrate our EMS colleagues.
National Hospital Week (May 9-15) provides an opportunity to look back at the past year and appreciate the pivotal importance hospitals play in our communities. It’s also a time to reflect on the invaluable role Foothill Regional Medical Center caregivers and employees fill within our hospital, and the sacrifices you make every day to deliver care to those who need it. This year, National Hospital Week theme is inspiring Hope Through Healing. Today, we celebrate the many ways you do just that by providing quality healthcare with compassion, commitment and resilience.
During National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we salute our nurses for their service to our community 365 days a year. Our nurses are to be applauded for their innumerable contributions to the care of our patients across Orange County. While we have always had deep appreciation for the profession of nursing, during this past year they have truly inspired us.
Our nurses have demonstrated tremendous commitment and resilience. We know it has not been easy. We realize not all of our facilities could participate in last year’s Nurses Week due to the pandemic, so this year provides an opportunity to doubly express our gratitude. We thank them for facing the many challenges and long hours stemming from this public health crisis with extraordinary courage.
Foothill Regional Medical Center has partnered with Dr. Kasein Gonzalez who hosts one of the most popular Spanish-speaking, healthcare-specific Facebook live broadcasts in Southern California. The weekly show features healthcare news and tips.
Our hospital has implemented extra safety precautions for more than one year now to ensure you remain safe while seeking vital medical care. Delaying important screenings and treatment for chronic conditions can be dangerous and may lead to worsening conditions. Follow these four tips to get the treatment you need:
Foothill Regional Medical Center donated $1,500 to the Tustin Police Foundation for its efforts to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for area residents. “The donation to the foundation gives us the ability to do the work we do to keep the community safe,” foundation’s Sgt. Robert Nelson. “Partnerships like this can assist us in keeping a bright future for all.”
With the development of COVID-19 vaccines, healthcare staffs are among the first to receive the vaccines, thereby protecting themselves, patients, communities, and their loved ones. In this video, our caregivers share reasons they chose to get the vaccine, and why they're encouraging colleagues and others to do the same.
February is American Heart Month and 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.
Foothill Regional Medical Center staff recounted how hard it has been to see hundreds of patients arrive at the hospital. Hear their stories on Univision. Dr. Tuan Ta, a specialist in infectious diseases, recalled the importance of getting vaccinated against the virus and stressed that the vaccines developed are highly effective.
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.
The first thing you need to understand is that one pound of fat is made of about 3,500 of extra calories. To lose one pound of fat, you need to create a caloric deficit of 3,500 calories. For example, if you wanted to lose one pound a week divide 3,500 calories by seven to get 500; that means negative 500 calories a day overall.
Santa and his elves left the cold of the north pole for sunny Southern California to partner with our hospital’s care coordinators for a drive-through Christmas. The team passed out Christmas bags filled with blankets, socks, slippers, robes and pajamas to more than 50 nursing homes, assisted living and board-and-care facilities, along with scrumptious to-go lunches. The decorated tunnel drive-through event was held at Bellflower Behavioral Health Hospital.
Pediatric subacute patients at Foothill Regional Medical Center received a surprise when the Tustin Police Department made its 19th annual holiday visit, dropping off gifts for patients and staff. Of course, the visit looked a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the past 19 years, police department employees have made sure the pediatric subacute patients received presents and holiday cheer. In the past, the police’s community relations unit, along with Santa, would personally drop off gifts to every patient. This year presented some challenges. Tustin police personnel were unable to make their traditional rounds with Santa Claus in person to deliver gifts to the children in their rooms.
Foothill Regional Medical Center Achieves 5-Star Rating in Hip Fracture Treatment for Third Year in a Row
Foothill Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture Treatment outcomes in 2021, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data. This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are six recommendations to build up your immune system so you can go into winter armed and ready to fight off the bugs!
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.
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
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
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.