One-Year Anniversary Celebration at PIH Health Downey Hospital - PIH Health

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Published on October 22, 2014

PIH Health Downey Hospital Celebrates First-Year Anniversary

Hundreds Turned Out for the Free Community Celebration on Saturday, October 18

More than 500 local community members celebrated the one-year anniversary of Downey Regional Medical Center becoming PIH Health Downey Hospital. The event took place on Saturday, October 18 at the Downey campus.

Downey Mayor Fernando Vasquez, Council Member Mario A. Guerra and several members of the PIH Health leadership team were in attendance. Free flu shots and childhood vaccines were provided to community members. Renderings of recent hospital upgrades and future updates on construction projects, including the Emergency Department expansion, were on display. The event also featured health screenings, games and activities for all ages.

“The Downey hospital campus has been a cornerstone of the community for more than 90 years and PIH Health plans to preserve that legacy,” said Brian Smolskis, chief operating officer of PIH Health Downey Hospital. “We will continue to offer high-quality hospital care at the same location.”

This hospital is part of a larger healthcare system that includes PIH Health Whittier Hospital, nearly two dozen medical office buildings located throughout the community and a multi-specialty medical group.

PIH Health has a service area of 2.1 million lives – a population that is larger than 15 U.S. states.