Fountain Valley Regional Hospital Emergency Department

Fountain Valley, California

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center (FVRHMC) is a 400-bed acute care facility with comprehensive services ranging from award-winning heart and stroke care, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, high-risk obstetrical services, orthopedics, and spine and neurosurgery. As one of the largest hospitals in Orange County, California, and the largest employer in Fountain Valley, our heritage is a caring, community hospital that meets the needs of our neighbors by providing specialized services, skilled and caring physicians and staff, and the highest possible level of quality care for over 45 years.

The 25-bed emergency department receives more than 54,000 patient visits annually. The ED is highly effective in the areas of throughput and capacity management supported by a hospital-wide throughput process. The nurse-led pivot nurse initiative, along with the pharmacist presence in the ED, sets the highest standards for patient safety. FVRHMC is honored to have been selected for the first time as a Lantern Award recipient.