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July 16, 2010

Grossman Burn Center Completes Move to  West Hills Hospital Left to right: Elaine Rojas, Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors; Beverly Gilmore and Lon Morton, Dr Richard Community Foundation; Doug Long, CEO West Hills Hospital.

Opening of New, State-of-the-Art Grossman Burn Center furthers Hospital’s Expansion

WEST HILLS, CA, July 16, 2010 – On Saturday, July 17, 2010, the Grossman Burn Center will relocate to West Hills Hospital & Medical Center in West Hills, CA.

The new Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital features a Dedicated Burn Intensive Care Unit, new and larger hyperbaric chambers, hydrotherapy, and special VDR-4 ventilators. It also offers opportunities for enhanced research and public education capabilities.

"All the things we have learned in the more than 40 years the Grossman Burn Center has been treating patients went into designing this new facility," said Dr. Peter Grossman, co-director of the Grossman Burn Center. "To the patient community that we are privileged to serve—from fire fighters and first responders to people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe—we have always promised and delivered our best, but I am pleased to say that our best just got even better."

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center CEO, Beverly Gilmore, commented, "West Hills Hospital has proudly served the community with the highest standards in healthcare for more than 40 years, and moving the prestigious Grossman Burn Center to our facility demonstrates our commitment to providing the best for our patients. Great things are happening at West Hills."

Dr. Peter H. Grossman added, "The professionals and executives at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to creating a truly world-class health care facility here in West Hills. With the recent openings of the hospital’s new Emergency Department and its new Intensive Care Unit, as well as the addition of the Grossman Burn Center, I think it is fair to say that they have met that commitment and then some."

About Grossman Burn Center:
Founded in 1969 by Dr. A. Richard Grossman, the Grossman Burn Center is the largest plastic surgery-based burn practice in the western United States. Headquartered in West Hills, CA, with facilities in Santa Ana, CA, Bakersfield, CA and Lafayette, LA, the Grossman Burn Center is in the midst of a national expansion and has plans to open additional burn centers throughout the country. The Grossman Burn Center is renowned for its expertise in providing acute and reconstructive burn care, rehabilitation, and post-treatment emotional and psychological support. It has received global recognition for its treatment of some of the most difficult and high profile burn cases in the world. For more information: www.grossmanburncenter.com.

About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center:
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service acute care facility located in West Hills, CA, in the western San Fernando Valley. The 229-bed facility is ranked in the top 10% of hospitals nation-wide for pulmonary care, the top 15% for maternity care and is an accredited Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery. In addition, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is the only accredited chest pain center in Los Angeles County. The hospital recently completed an $80 million expansion that includes a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs, The Grossman Burn Center and facility renovations. For more information: www.WestHillsHospital.com.

High Resolution Photographs, broadcast quality B-roll, fact sheets and media tours of the new Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital are available upon request.