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Simi Valley Hospital Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the Community

News Simi Valley Hospital is proudly celebrating 50 years of bringing health and care to its community. Since the hospital opened on August 3, 1965, SVH sought to provide a community focused facility that Simi Valley was without. The community embraced the hospital founders’ vision by giving donations and helped raise $300,000 out of the $850,000 needed to build the facility.

Simi Valley Hospital has kept expanding as the community grew in order to make sure its members had the best care possible.  What started out as a 32,000- square- foot hospital with 50 beds, is now a 300,000 square feet, has 144 beds as well as an expanded maternity ward, private rooms, and has made additions to services like the emergency room, radiology, and laboratory departments.

The hospital has also aided the community when disaster strikes. From the 2008 Metrolink accident to 2013 fireworks incident, SVH was quick to respond and helped the victims get the best care possible.

Being a non-profit hospital, SVH reinvests it earnings into the hospital to continue to excel in health care. This year they will spend $47 million dollars into expanding the emergency department, that’s expected to be open in March, due to the population growth in the community. Also in the works is a $27 million cardiac catheterization lab, a new in-patient MRI machine, improvements to the Nancy Regan Breast Center, and a nutritional program. To celebrate 50 years of dedication, the hospital will host an Anniversary Gala on Sept. 26 in the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Library.

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