West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is your community resource for better health. We have the capability and expertise to perform emergency open heart procedures, perform brain and spine surgery.
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Derek Thomas - A True Hero

Derek Thomas, voted class heartthrob of 2010, was looking forward to playing football for Occidental College when his life changed drastically.

In this video, we take a closer look at Derek Thomas’ amazing struggle after suffering from a car accident on his way home from a track trip. With burns to 85% of his body, Derek was only given a 1% chance of survival after the accident. However, after 33 skin grafts and hyperbaric oxygen treatments, Derek is now walking after only 11 months following the incident. Learn more about his journey in this full clip.

The Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is honored to have had the chance to meet Derek and work with him throughout his journey to recovery. Grossman Burn Center uses only the most advanced technological tools to treat our patients. Learn more about our services by calling (818) 676-4000 or contact us online today.