Citrus Valley Health Partners Physicians Named Top Doctors in LA County

Thursday, January 24, 2019 General News
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The Los Angeles Business Journal recently named three physicians affiliated with Citrus Valley Health Partners to its list of Top Doctors in Los Angeles County.

COVINA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Los Angeles Business Journal recently named three physicians

affiliated with Citrus Valley Health Partners to its list of Top Doctors in Los Angeles County.

The newspaper received more than 250 nominations for its annual supplement and a committee made up of professors and retired doctors selected the final 40 to be featured. The issue was published on January 21, 2019.

"Each of these doctors truly emanate excellence at the highest level of patient care," said President & CEO Rob Curry. "We are extremely proud of their outstanding dedication to save lives and contributions to improve the health care of the people we serve in our communities."

The Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP) physicians who earned the Top Doctor distinction are Fahed Bitar (Cardiology), Claudia Muńoz (Neurology) and Edward Tangchitnob (OB/GYN).

Dr. Bitar serves as the medical director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Inter-Community Hospital in Covina. He helped spearhead the development of a structural heart program, bringing the latest treatment advancements, such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), to the hospital. His specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Muńoz is a neurohospitalist and acts as the medical director of Neurosciences at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina. Dr. Tangchitnob is the medical director of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery at Queen of the Valley. He was also recently certified as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation and helped the hospital reach designation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

CVHP is a non-profit health care system located in Los Angeles County, Calif. In 2019, CVHP will become Emanate Health – same passion for keeping people well with a more distinguished health care system. The Emanate Health network will be comprised of three hospitals: Foothill Presbyterian Hospital (FPH) in Glendora, Inter-Community Hospital (ICH) in Covina, Queen of the Valley Hospital (QVH) in West Covina, freestanding Citrus Valley Hospice in West Covina, as well as an outpatient surgery site, imaging facility, athletic rehabilitation center and multiple physician practices. The health system is already known regionally for its Heart Center, Neuroscience Program/Certified Primary Stroke Center, robotic surgery and accredited acute rehabilitation program. CVHP's family of over 3,000 employees and nearly 1,000 physicians are mission-driven to provide safe, compassionate care.

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To view the 2019 Top Doctors issue, visit here


SOURCE Citrus Valley Health Partners

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