About Us

Proudly serving the community since 1973, Providence Tarzana Medical Center has provided excellent and compassionate care to the San Fernando Valley. In addition to heart, vascular, orthopedic, cancer and women’s services, we house the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the area and our emergency department has been designated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health as a STEMI and stroke receiving center.

From a state-of-the-art campus to equitable community services, we work tirelessly to provide for your every physical, emotional, social and spiritual need.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center is committed providing compassionate, reliable and safe care. That’s why we continually implement quality initiatives that ensure our patients receive the absolute best care. Our quality dashboard shows ours progress on five quality measures.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center provides a vast range of clinically excellent, compassionate health care for individuals living and working in the San Fernando Valley. Specializing in cardiac services, orthopedics, women's services, pediatrics (including certified pediatric emergency services) and oncology, Providence Tarzana Medical Center houses the San Fernando Valley Heart Institute; the Women's Pavilion, the Diabetes Care Center and one of the largest neonatal intensive care (NICU) units in the Valley. Our doctors, nurses and staff have been recognized for their commitment to patient care and have earned prestigious local and national recognition for quality care.

Clinical excellence

Providence Tarzana Medical Center has been recognized to have exceptional quality in a broad range of services which include: Cardiac Care, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Maternity Care, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Care, Stroke, Vascular Care, and Women's Health Care. Providence Tarzana Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

Approved as a STEMI Receiving Center (SRC) by the State Department of Health Services and Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services in January 2007, and a Stroke Receiving Center in 2009, Providence Tarzana Medical Center is well known for the extraordinary care provided by our cardiac and vascular teams of physicians, nurses, and staff. Providence Tarzana has been ranked among the top hospitals in L.A. for heart attack survival by the California Hospital Outcomes Project conducted by OSHPD and has been recognized for "Best Surgical Outcomes of any Hospital in the San Fernando Valley" by the California Report on Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgeries. We have been listed in Money Magazine as one of the top-rated hospitals for Peripheral Vascular Bypass Surgery on the west coast and have been recognized for participating in the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines - Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Program."

Providence Tarzana is also one of a few community hospitals in the region equipped to handle pediatric emergencies, pediatric intensive care and other pediatric sub-specialties. In our Pediatric Unit as well as in our Mozilo Family Foundation Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, we partner with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, named a “best hospital” for children by U.S. News & World Report magazine and awarded Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Together, we can ensure that the care provided for our youngest patients is grounded in leading-edge industry practices and award-winning expertise. In addition, Providence Tarzana has met rigorous pediatric emergency care standards and is approved as an "Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)". This certification by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency means that any sick or injured child will be taken to an EDAP-certified hospital first whenever 911 is called with a pediatric emergency. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ranked in the top ten percent out of 373 participating hospitals in the Vermont Oxford NICU morbidity and mortality study.

Our Diabetes Care Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the national standards for excellence in patient education.

These outstanding achievements of our hospital can be directly attributed to the dedication and commitment of our doctors, nurses, therapists, and clinicians to our patients, their families, and to our community.

Online quality reporting

Providence is committed to improving quality of care and patient safety, and living our Mission. All of our quality reports can be viewed online:

Patient safety

When you come to a hospital, you expect excellent care. You usually don’t think about your safety.

At Providence medical centers we know the importance of preemptive strikes – a culture of safety means we look for any possible hazards and do our best to put fool-proof practices in place to ensure the safety of our patients, our visitors and our employees.

It starts at the front door, where on rainy days plastic bags are available for dripping umbrellas to keep our floor dry and reduce the possibility that someone might slip. The culture of safety winds its way to every patient room, where beds, tables and equipment are placed just right to guard against accidents.

We found that patients often don’t want to bother a nurse and try to reach for things themselves, or perhaps get out of bed when they’re not quite ready. Knowing that’s a possibility we make sure our patients know to ask for help, no matter how big or small their needs are. You’re in our hands and we want to make sure we provide the best quality, compassion and safety during your stay.

Our culture of safety permeates throughout each hospital among nurses and staff members who ensure each patient has proper identification and that his or her privacy is protected. Visitors are asked to check in at the front desk and to wear badges. Our pharmacy and our lab team double and triple check medications and tests to guard against any mishaps.

We are so dedicated to your safety and the safety of the community that in meeting rooms far from hospital beds, we have committees that meet to plan how we will respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters. This preparation is detailed and addresses all scenarios. For example, our surgical teams have been trained how to guard a patient in surgery during an earthquake. Each unit is equipped with emergency supplies and trains regularly on how to use them.

We know you come to Providence because you trust the care we provide. We want you to know our mission for your good health and safety is a top priority.

Community Ministry Board of Directors, Valley service area

  • Sue Georgino, Chair
  • Peter Richman, MD, Vice Chair
  • Carrie Leonard, Secretary
  • Ken Anderson
  • Omaran Abdeen, MD
  • Tom Bruehl
  • Norm Coulson
  • Edward Feinstein
  • Sr. Mary Hawkins
  • Sarah Karzel
  • Bernie Klein, MD
  • Boris Larreta, MD
  • Peter Lynch
  • Richard Marciniak
  • Stuart Posin
  • Gerry Puchlik
  • Howard Reinstein, MD
  • Christine Schaeffer, PhD
  • Bill Wiggins
  • Judie Wilke
  • Jeffrey Work, MD
  • Shahan Yacoubian, MD

As stewards of health and wellbeing, Tarzana Medical Center has received numerous awards, accreditations and designations from leading national healthcare quality rating associations.

  • Best Regional Hospital, 2017-18 by US News & World Report
  • High Performing Specialty: Geriatrics, 2017-18 by US News & World Report
  • High Performing Procedures: COPD, Heart failure and Colon Cancer Surgery, 2017-18 • American Heart Association
  • Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures Gold Quality Achievement Award
  • Los Angeles Department of Public Health
  • ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center Designation
  • Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency
  • Designated Pediatric Medical Center
  • Los Angeles Department of Public Health
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics EDAP
  • California Children’s Services
  • Community Neonatology Intensive Care Unit Designation by US News & World Report