West Hills Hospital & Medical Center today was honored for 50 years of service by the West Hills Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce.

Since opening its doors in 1962, the hospital experienced several achievements including becoming the first accredited chest pain center in Los Angeles County. It is also an accredited stroke center.

Over the past two years, the hospital has undergone several changes. In 2010, it welcomed The Grossman Burn Center, a renowned plastic surgery--‐based medical center, which specializes in the comprehensive treatment of burns, including acute care, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and psychological counseling.

Also in 2010, the hospital completed work on a $60 million expansion project, a

new 30-bed emergency department and new intensive care unit.

A $9 million renovation is currently underway which will include changes to the hospital lobby, cafeteria, nursing station and patient rooms.

Angela Melero