Simi Valley Hospital Announced 2008 Business of the Year by Simi Chamber
Simi Valley Hospital (SVH) has been selected as the 2008 Business of the Year by the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVCC) and will be honored with the SVCC Business Person of the Year at a luncheon scheduled for this coming January.
SVCC Board Chair Karen Gabler, SVCC President and CEO Leigh Nixon, and members of the SVCC Board of Directors made a surprise visit to the hospital to share the good news in person with Darwin Remboldt, SVH president & CEO, complete with a bouquet of balloons in hand.
“Our physicians and employees have worked hard to improve all aspects of the patient experience at Simi Valley Hospital,” said Remboldt. “Something wonderful is happening here, and our compassionate and caring staff is at the heart of it all. I am proud to accept this honor on their behalf.”
Simi Valley Hospital is being recognized as a major force in the health and wellness of its community. On an annual basis, SVH records approximately 25,000 Emergency Department visits, 5,000 inpatient visits, 78,000 outpatient visits, 600 deliveries, and 7,800 home health visits. As a not-for-profit, SVH participates in community events, provides free health screenings and lends its support to various community charities, including the Free Clinic of Simi Valley, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association to name just a few.
The Business of the Year distinction follows the grand opening of the SVH Patient Care Tower that celebrated its completion with a community-wide celebration attracting more than 1,000 community residents. The new state-of-the-art facility features a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and 128 private care rooms.
Patient Care Tower cost (bricks and mortar as well as furniture and technology) reflected a $75 million investment in the health and wellness of the community. SVH is currently constructing a new lobby addition that is anticipated to open the third quarter of 2009.