METHODIST HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, ARCADIA

IF YOU ARE HAVING AN EMERGENCY OR LIFE THREATENING SITUATION, DIAL 911

Arcadia Methodist Hospital

Exceptional Care at Methodist Hospital of Southern California

What sets our hospital apart from the rest?

When you are in need of medical services in Southern California, you will be in good hands at Methodist Hospital of Southern California. The people who come here are treated with compassion and respect, and often create lifelong relationships with our staff. Knowing you have a medical team you can rely on can be a major source of comfort when dealing with a medical emergency.

Prepared for Emergencies

We are a full-service hospital, meaning we provide medical services for virtually any condition. We have been designated a center of excellence for our stroke care, joint and knee replacement, weight loss surgery services, heart care, and more.

Situated in one of the busiest parts of the country, we see thousands of patients every year and have dealt with medical situations many doctors may never witness in their entire career. These experiences keep our staff sharp and ready to quickly respond to numerous emergency conditions. We see an average of more than 57,000 patients in our Emergency department each year. Though it is unfortunate any time a child requires an emergency department visit, we are proud to say our ED has been officially approved for pediatrics where we provide young patients with the best critical care possible. We have been ranked as one of the top ten safest hospitals in the country by the SafeCare Group.

CITY OF ARCADIA

Intro:

Arcadia is a city in Los Angeles County, California located about 13 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley and at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is the site of the Santa Anita Park racetrack and home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Located less than 15 miles from the city center of Los Angeles, Arcadia combines many great aspects of So-Cal life including dining, entertainment, family events, and more.

 
Things to do:
  • Los Angeles county arboretum & botanic garden
  • Santa Anita race park
  • Hiking in Los Angeles national forest
  • San Gabriel mountains national monument
  • Shopping at Westfield Santa Anita shopping center
  • Live performances at Arcadia performing arts center
  • Golf at Alhambra golf course or Santa Anita golf course
  • Various museums, art galleries, and performing arts centers
  • Downtown Arcadia features a historic strip of Huntington drive full of popular restaurants, shopping, and entertainment
  • Restaurants including the Derby, Sesame Grill, Capital Seafood, Matt Denny’s Ale House,

FEATURED PHYSICIANS

Please find our Medical Director and other key staff and personnel at the Emergency Department of Arcadia Methodist Hospital.

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Dr. Ngo

Medical Director

Dr. Ngo has been with EMMA since 1999. He has worked at multiple emergency departments & has been medical director at Arcadia Methodist Hospital since July 2019. He is boarded in emergency medicine & internal medicine. He enjoys the outdoors with frequent trail running, golfing & biking. He is married & has 2 children who live in Bend, Oregon. He hopes to inspire confidence in leadership, great patient care & camaraderie within the Arcadia Methodist ED group.

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Dr. Agron

Founder & CEO

Michael S. Agron, M.D. is the CEO of Emergency Medical Management, Inc. (EMMA). He has been an Emergency Medicine physician since 1976. Dr. Agron graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1975. Thereafter, he went to UCLA for internship & residency. He became board certified in 1988 & re-certified in 1998, 2008 & 2018. He is a dedicated Emergency Room physician who spent 40 plus years working as a provider to families in Southern California at various hospitals. He has been past president of Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Association & he has chaired & or participated in numerous committees at several hospitals. Dr. Agron created EMMA in 2002 with the goal of staffing the Emergency Rooms with high quality, passionate providers delivering the best possible care & keeping ultimate patient satisfaction. In his spare time, Dr. Agron likes to collect antiques & spend time with his granddaughters.

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Dr. Giordano

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Giordano has been in Emergency & Critical Care since 1991 in many different capacities. He spent over a decade as a mobile ICU, trauma resuscitation, flight & ER RN before moving on to a directorship over ER/ICU. in 2004 he then completed his Master's Degree as a nurse practitioner. Steve worked full-time at the bedside as an ER NP from 2004 to 2013. Shortly after being promoted to Chief Operating Officer, he completed his doctorate degree (DNP). He continues to work clinically to maintain his skills, but the majority of his time is spent running logistics, regulatory compliance & clinical operations for EMMA. Under his leadership, EMMA has dramatically cut length of stay & patients who leave without being seen to levels far below regulatory benchmarks. Dr. Giordano has helped hospitals contracted with EMMA achieve 5-star ratings from CMS, A-grades from the Leapfrog Group & rank in the top decile for Sepsis compliance & outcomes. Steve loves spending time with his family, mountain biking & anything related to fitness.