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It seems that everywhere you look there is an advertisement for a miracle weight loss treatment. These treatments almost never work and many can be dangerous.
This video from the Food and Drug Administration can help you identify and avoid fraudulent weight loss treatments. Exaggerated claims that sound too good to be true usually aren’t true—and many weight loss “supplements” contain drugs that cause cancer, stroke, heart attack, or other serious ailments. When looking for a safe and effective means of weight loss, it’s important to speak with a medical professional.
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center can provide professional assistance as you embark on your journey to lose weight. Call (877) 888-5746 to make an appointment, or visit our hospital if you require emergency care.
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THOUSAND OAKS, CA (Jan. 21, 2014) – Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Natalie Mussi to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. In this position Mussi will oversee all operations for Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, including the three campus locations: the main hospital; Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital; and the East Campus, all dedicated to serving residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and the Greater Conejo Valley and its surrounding communities.
Prior to being named President and CEO, Mussi served as the Chief Operating Officer of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center since October 2008 and has served as the Interim CEO for Los Robles for the past month. As COO, Mussi has led Los Robles through its Level II Trauma Center verification, acquisition of Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital and oversight of the hospital’s construction and expansion projects.
Mussi previously served as COO for Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO, where she oversaw the development of a new 221-bed facility and hospital merger. As part of HCA’s Chief Operating Officer Development Program, Mussi started with HCA at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA, where she worked in tandem with Bryan R. Rogers as her CEO-mentor to assume responsibility and authority over multiple hospital departments. She continued her development at the HCA Midwest Division in Kansas City, MO, where she was an instrumental part of the acquisition team for Health Midwest.
“Natalie’s dedication and expertise have continued to elevate her professional growth within HCA,” said Bryan R. Rogers, FACHE, President of HCA Far West Division. “Having witnessed her continued knowledge and leadership, I know she will be successful in her new role at Los Robles Hospital.”
Mussi holds a Master of Health Administration degree, a Graduate Certificate in Management of Ambulatory Care Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science all from the University of Southern California. She is a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark and serves on the Southwest Region Trauma Executive Committee.
“We will miss Greg Angle. He was the right person at the right time for Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center,” stated Rick Lemmo, SVP of Caruso Affiliated and Board Chairman of the hospital. “Natalie has acted as interim CEO twice now and I am very pleased that she is receiving this appointment. It is the right time for her. She is our first female CEO and it is very well deserved. The board is engaged and ready to continue to work with Natalie as we keep elevating healthcare for area residents.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed running the operations of our facilities for the past five-years. I am ready to step into the role as President and CEO and to continue to work with the talented staff and physicians at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center,” said Natalie Mussi, CEO, Los Robles Hospital. “As a regional destination for care, we will continue to expand and offer new services to our growing community and surrounding areas.”
Natalie lives in the area with her husband and two daughters.
Mussi replaces Greg Angle who was promoted to President of HCA’s Mountain Division based in Salt Lake City, UT. A search for Chief Operating Officer at Los Robles is currently underway.
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To lose weight, most doctors recommend that patients opt for a healthy diet and regular exercise. Unfortunately, these solutions don’t work for everyone all the time. If you’re looking to lose weight but have been unsuccessful after months of hard work, you might consider bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery. Keep reading to learn about the types of bariatric surgery offered at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center.
The first procedure to consider is gastric bypass surgery, which has been successfully performed for years and is the most studied weight loss procedure. Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, involves rerouting a section of the small intestines and the creation of a small gastric pouch. After the surgery, the patient will feel full sooner during meals and his body will absorb fewer calories.
During a sleeve gastrectomy, a surgeon removes a significant portion of the stomach—specifically the portion that encourages the patient to continue eating after he/she is full. Like patients who undergo gastric bypass, those who opt for a sleeve gastrectomy achieve fullness after eating much smaller portions of food. The long-term effects of sleeve gastrectomy are unclear, but the procedure has so far had very promising results.
Another option is a laparoscopic adjustable band, which involves the placement of a silicone balloon around the upper stomach. The idea is to reduce the amount of food the patient needs to feel full. Lap Band and Realize adjustable bands are popular weight loss options because the bands can be adjusted as patients’ needs change. Adjustable band procedures are also completely reversible.
To learn more about the above weight loss procedures, schedule an appointment at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. You can also call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral service at (877) 888-5746 to discuss your options. If you or a loved one experiences heart trouble or another kind of emergency, don’t hesitate to visit our emergency room.
Last updated 3 months ago
Heart health is something that everyone must take seriously. Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. for both men and women. In fact, according to The Heart Foundation, someone dies of heart disease every 33 seconds. Protecting your heart heath is easier than you might think. It all comes down to the numbers. Keeping your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood glucose in healthy ranges can keep you out of the emergency room. Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks breaks down the numbers of a healthy heart in this infographic. Please share it with your friends and family so they too can take control of their health. Remember, if you experience any signs of a cardiac issue, call 911 and go to the emergency room right away for urgent medical care.
Last updated 3 months ago
Americans are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions as 2014 is here. For many, losing weight sits at the top of the list of resolutions—however, losing weight is much easier said than done.
To successfully lose weight in the new year, it’s important to set achievable goals. For example, you might tell yourself that you’re going to lose five pounds a month. When it comes to losing weight, you should be prepared to work hard; there aren’t any miracle treatments that will help you lose weight without regular exercise and a healthy diet. Doctors recommend getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week. Instead of eating fatty foods, consider incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet. You might also switch out red meats for fish and other lean, healthy sources of protein.
The medical professionals at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center are standing by to help you achieve your weight loss goals for the new year. Call (877) 888-5746 to learn more about our hospital and the services we provide.