eA Message From Our CEO
Hello, my name is Herbert Villafuerte and I am the CEO of Garfield Medical
Center. It is my duty to ensure that the care you receive is of the highest
quality possible. The mission of Garfield Medical Center is to provide
world-class healthcare to our diverse community with compassion, safety,
efficiency and service excellence. We are able to accomplish this through
a careful integration of services with our community partners.
We are a 210-bed acute care hospital that has been serving the San Gabriel
Valley for almost one hundred years. Our facility provides everything
from high-end cardiac, neurosurgical, urological and robotic surgeries
to emergent, pediatric and maternity care.
Our cardiac program prides itself by providing diagnostic, interventional,
and open heart services to the community. As a designated STEMI (heart
attack) receiving facility, our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization
laboratories treat over 1200 cases each year. Patients suffering from
acute heart attacks are brought to our facility for immediate treatment.
Our recognized open heart program treats patients requiring valve replacement,
coronary bypass, or both.
Garfield Medical Center is also a certified Primary Stroke Center. Patients
suffering from stroke symptoms can be treated at our facility. The addition
of our Biplane Room gives us the ability to remove vein obstructions in
the brain, thereby restoring function to patients through timely intervention.
Garfield Medical Center has the pleasure of working with over 500 highly-skilled
physicians, and I want to take this opportunity to thank them, and also
thank our entire staff and our community for supporting us during the
COVID-19 pandemic. Our efforts would not have been so successful without
your support. Your donations of food, supplies and personal protective
equipment helped us stay healthy and safe while we fulfilled our mission.
We are thankful to be part of this community, and we want you to know that
you are welcome here. We hope you will always consider Garfield Medical
Center to be YOUR hospital.in the San Gabriel Valley.