Recognition signifies achievement and maintenance of high-quality outcomes for patients over many years

 (CONCORD, CALIFORNIA, USA) Healthgrades recently released its rankings of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2018. Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center was one of only ten hospitals in California to make the list.

The hospitals on the list represent the top healthcare facilities in the nation. The most significant measure of these hospitals’ superiority: Patients treated at these hospitals have a lower risk of dying.

Dignity Health Northridge partner VEP Healthcare, Inc. manages the physician group, physician assistants (PAs), and nurse practitioners (NPs) in the hospital’s emergency department (ED), which has been serving the community 24/7 for nearly 60 years. The ED treats more than 50,000 patients every year. For non-life-threatening emergencies, Northridge Hospital offers InQuicker, a convenient online waiting service that allows patients to select an estimated arrival time and wait in the comfort of their home until then.

Steven Maron, MD, President and CEO of VEP Healthcare, states, “We are so proud of Northridge Hospital Medical Center for being honored as one of America’s best. It is our honor to partner with such an outstanding organization.”

For more information, contact VEP Healthcare. Call 925.225.5837 and visit VEP online at

About Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital  Medical Center

Proudly serving the 2 million residents in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys for more than 60 years, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 424-bed, not-for-profit community hospital. As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, the hospital shares a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems – a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 55,000 employees, and more than 380 care centers. For more information regarding Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center, visit

About VEP Healthcare

VEP Healthcare began providing emergency medical management services in 1981. In the years since, the organization’s expertise has expanded into hospitalist services, intensive care, clinical decision units, telehealth, and surgicalist services. Today, the owners of VEP – the company’s physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and corporate personnel – deliver clinical staffing and management services to major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. Partner hospitals call the organization’s positive impact on quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction “the VEP Effect.” For more information about VEP Healthcare, call 925.225.5837, or visit

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