How does your care experience differ in a regional hospital?
Conventional wisdom would have you believe that bigger is always better when it comes to choosing a hospital. The reasoning is that a higher volume of patients equals better medical expertise. In other words, practice makes perfect. But this doesn’t necessarily translate to the medical field. When you watch this featured video, you’ll hear a heart surgeon explain why patients can expect exceptional care at smaller, regional hospitals like Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center .
The quality of medical care
During this featured surgeon’s interview, he explains that he had worked at very large medical centers throughout most of his career. When he joined the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center family, he discovered that a smaller, regional hospital can provide a comparable level of resources and specialties, and a quality of care that is at least equal to, if not better than, larger hospitals.
Regional hospitals are attuned to the concerns of the communities they serve. Smaller hospitals understand the unique needs of families in the community, and they have the flexibility necessary to evolve in order to meet those needs.
The doctor/patient relationship
Smaller hospitals tend to invest in quality healthcare providers who genuinely connect with their patients. The importance of strong doctor/patient relationships shouldn’t be underestimated, as they contribute to:
- Better communication
- Enhanced understanding of diagnoses and treatments
- Willingness of the patient to discuss “embarrassing” symptoms
- Ongoing knowledge of the patient’s unique health risks and needs
The past and future of care at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
As a regional hospital, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has stayed true to our roots during our years of service to the Thousand Oaks community. We’re committed to offering the compassionate care our patients deserve, and we continually grow to meet your needs.
Over the years, we’ve built additions, like our 200,000 square foot patient wing. We’ve enhanced our current services and added new healthcare specialties and departments. Today, our hospital is home to leading specialists in cardiology, women’s health, neuroscience, orthopedics and emergency medicine.
The physicians and nurses at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center live and work in the same community as our patients. We’re committed to providing superior care to families in Thousand Oaks because you’re our neighbors, and we believe you deserve the best possible healthcare experience . Call a friendly member of our nursing staff at (877) 888-5746.