Tracy “Laurel” Granger was driving on Angeles Crest Highway from Pasadena toward her home in Palmdale, in March 2012. A light drizzle was falling, and there was a dusting of snow on the ground, but the highway remained open. Despite proceeding with caution, Laurel lost control of her truck around a sharp bend. She was flung 300 feet from the highway. When rescue workers located her the following morning, she was not only severely injured, but also suffering from hypothermia.
Laurel was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where a team of caregivers from our trauma center implemented a full spectrum of lifesaving measures, including extensive cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Laurel’s family prepared for the worst, given her grave condition, but caregivers in the hospital’s intensive care unit continued every possible measure to warm Laurel and bring her out of shock.
Today, Laurel is alive and well, thanks to the extraordinary care she received at Huntington Hospital. Across all departments, patients are at the center of this high-quality care. Our goal is to ensure the best possible outcomes for all community residents — including those who, like Laurel, come to us in critical condition.
Our community’s health is our priority.
To read about the ways in which Huntington Hospital has been recognized for providing patient-centered care, please visit our Awards and Designations page.
Various initiatives underway at Huntington Hospital, made possible through philanthropy, are innovating patients’ experience and outcomes by bringing together multiple disciplines and specialties in a personalized, coordinated approach. Our integrated services — from screening and diagnosis through recovery — put our patients at the center of all we do. To find out more about how you can support patient centered care at Huntington Hospital, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (626) 397-3241