NEWS
July 10, 2020

Torrance Memorial presents A Whole New Ball Game for Long Term Care, a free virtual Zoom meeting with members of Torrance Memorial's Professional Advisory Council (PAC).

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July
May 11, 2020

Torrance Memorial Ambassadors share what moves them.

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May
May 11, 2020

South Bay couple believes in heroic philanthropy.

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May
May 11, 2020

With a reverse mortgage, homeowners age 62 and older can supplement their retirement income using their home's equity.

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May
May 11, 2020

Local couple's retirement plan includes gift to benefit Torrance Memorial.

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May
May 11, 2020

Joe Gregorio takes a proactive approach to his business and his health.

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May
May 11, 2020

Joint replacement patients choose the Lundquist Orthopedic Institute for help in getting on with their lives.

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May
May 11, 2020

From prevention through treatment, our numbers speak for themselves.

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May
May 11, 2020

A powerful partnership between Torrance Memorial and Cedars-Sinai brings the nation's #3 heart program to the South Bay.

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May
May 11, 2020

A Torrance Memorial Foundation fundraiser raised $4.4 million for the Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute.

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May
May 11, 2020

Torrance Memorial earns Comprehensive Stroke Center certification and continues to offer advanced stroke care in the South Bay community.

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May
May 11, 2020

Written by Torrance Memorial Foundation Board Member, Jack Baker

When I was born, my parents lived on a West Virginia dairy farm where my father grew up and worked. During my childhood, the family moved to Los Angeles where I arrived later as a young college graduate. After time spent in military service and graduate studies, I entered law school at USC, dependent on the generosity of alumni who subsidized my tuition.

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May
December 10, 2019

Ambassador Laura Short McIntire serves her community with the Families Connected Project.

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December
December 10, 2019

YPPA members build community through philanthropy.

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December
December 10, 2019

The Giulianos share a love of food, family and community.

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December
December 10, 2019

Paul Johnson wants to make sure he leaves behind a legacy that will benefit members of the Torrance community.

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December
December 10, 2019

Generous donors support Hunt Cancer Center

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December
December 10, 2019

18 things you need to know about Torrance Memorial's cancer care today and into the future.

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December
December 10, 2019

Members of the Focus Cup Golf Club honor their friend and golf buddy Glen Tsuruta by providing a generous donation in his honor.

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December
December 10, 2019

YPPA is proud to contribute to our NICU families

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December
December 10, 2019

Well-orchestrated steps avert a deadly outcome for a stroke and heart attack patient.

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December
December 10, 2019

Torrance Memorial honors its generous Holiday Festival volunteers.

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December
December 10, 2019

Torrance Memorial's Holiday Festival will once again support the annual Torrance Police and Fire Departments Toy Drive.

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December
December 10, 2019

"Torrance Memorial has always been a leader in the community, working with doctors to provide top-notch care to its patients, acquiring state-of-the-art equipment and building a physical structure to best serve patients."

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December
November 11, 2019

A Torrance-based women’s soccer club went pink this fall to spread breast cancer awareness.

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November
November 11, 2019

Jim Andrews is still a kid at heart and brings joy with new toys and art supplies.

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November
November 11, 2019

Local students shared a smile when they delivered the proceeds from their community service project.

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November
October 21, 2019

Deborah Keesey, Esq., explains how to prepare as a child of aging parents.

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October
September 18, 2019

Written by Christian Cordoba, RFC®, CFS

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September
August 12, 2019

Upon Her Retirement, Pat Sacks, MD, Looks Back at an Accomplished Career

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August
May 08, 2019

Their own personal cancer journey inspires Jake and Betty Belin to make a gift to the Hunt Cancer Center.

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May
May 07, 2019

Feel good stories from amazing community members.

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May
April 30, 2019

With a career that intersects mental health, entertainment, arts and cuisine, Ambassador Barbara Demming Lurie is not afraid to change lanes.

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April
April 30, 2019

The Luminaries, a support organization for Torrance Memorial Medical Center, introduced the Links of Love initiative during Holiday Festival 2017. The group invited festival attendees to make a contribution personalized with a handwritten message. Messages were then delivered to hospital patients and also included in a paper link chain that decorated various units to spread holiday cheer.

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April
April 30, 2019

Torrance Memorial Medical Center is committed to providing the families and community of the South Bay with the most advanced care available. According to Dr. John McNamara, chief medical officer, the medical center is continually looking for ways to improve patient outcomes, and technology is an integral part of that effort.

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April
April 30, 2019

Hint: It's not just awards!

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April
April 25, 2019

What is the Alzheimer’s epidemic?

It’s hard to believe, but every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5 million Americans are presently living with the disease, and that number is expected to climb to 16 million by 2050 with our aging population.

How does Alzheimer’s affect someone?

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April
April 25, 2019

Judy Maizlish recalls that her parents always prioritized community involvement and giving to others, even when funds were limited. "Giving is in my blood," she says. Though she's past retirement age, Maizlish remains willing to give her time to a job she loves. She serves as executive director at Independence Center, a small, nonprofit residential program in Los Angeles for people with social and learning disabilities.

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April
April 23, 2019

Click to view this video on how South Bay attorney Stephanie Bezner was able to receive care for a brain aneurysm at Torrance Memorial thanks to the medical center's affiliation with Cedars-Sinai.

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April
April 22, 2019

When a child is sick or injured and in the hospital, it can make a parent feel helpless.

Pat and Ellen Theodora have experienced such a situation not once, but twice.

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April
March 25, 2019

What a difference a year makes. February 1 marked the one-year anniversary of a strategic alliance between Torrance Memorial and Cedars-Sinai. The two organizations joined forces with very big goals to create new opportunities to enhance medical care in the South Bay.

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March
March 11, 2019

Since 2016 the cardiac specialists from Torrance Memorial and Cedars-Sinai have been working together to bring outstanding cardiovascular care to the residents of the South Bay community.

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March
March 07, 2019

In November 2012 Stephanie Bezner, an attorney and lifelong resident of the South Bay, was feeling excitement surrounding the impending arrival of her first child with husband Brian. Stephanie and Brian had toured Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit as well as the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and had selected the hospital as the location of their child’s birth.

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March
February 04, 2019

By Stephanie Bezner, Attorney

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February
January 10, 2019

Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary presented a check for $284,000 to the Torrance Memorial Foundation at its 2019 Auxiliary Board Installation Lunch.

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January
November 12, 2018

The Torrance Memorial Pediatric unit recently made a debut of its new location, presenting patients and staff with a number of fresh new features. One such addition is two highly-anticipated Starlight Fun Centers, donated by the Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA).

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November
October 03, 2018

While other kids living in Palos Verdes in the 1980s were emulating stars like Madonna, Duran Duran and Bon Jovi, at age 5, Nakul Dev Mahajan would take every opportunity to borrow his parents’ cassette player, take it out in the yard and play their collection of Eastern Indian music. Dancing around the trees, he would reenact the elaborate scenes from their collection of Bollywood movies.

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October
October 03, 2018

As Torrance Memorial’s NICU moves to a new home, its longtime medical director reflects on a Christmas Eve miracle.

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October
October 01, 2018

It wouldn’t be a holiday party without music. For more than a decade, DJ Dewey has been there to set just the right musical tone for each moment of the Holiday Festival—from the fashion show to the gala to the public hours.

“When you are enjoying something as much as I enjoy the Holiday Festival, who counts how many years it has been? I know it is over 10, as I used to have hair,” Dewey says with a chuckle.

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October
October 01, 2018

Even while vacationing in Banff, Canada this past summer, Bev George couldn’t seem to shake her pre-occupation with pending orders of hundreds of wreaths, garlands and evergreen trees.

“Four orders arrived during my vacation. My living room was a quick reminder of the work ahead,” she says. “It’s always great to be back home and get back to work.”

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October
October 01, 2018

For the past 30 years, the Luminaries and Novas volunteer organizations have provided exclusive support to Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

In addition to being “helping hands” at various events throughout the year, their fundraising efforts have included selling stocking stuffers and handmade themed blankets at Holiday Festival’s Children’s Marketplace, the Novas’ annual bake sale, and most recently, a 5K at South Coast Botanical gardens.

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October
September 27, 2018

Torrance Memorial's genetic counselor may put your mind at ease.

You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer. So many questions arise. You want to know why you got it. You also wonder, is it genetic? Does your family need to be concerned they’ll get it too? Questions like these can be answered by a licensed genetic counselor.

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September
September 26, 2018

The Campbell family’s relationship with Torrance Memorial Medical Center spans decades, but it was Paul Campbell’s trip to the emergency department that got the family involved with the Patrons program.

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September
September 26, 2018

Stepping into Kate Crane’s El Segundo office, one is immediately surrounded by a sense of calm. The sea-blue colors and beach-themed décor exude a feeling of tranquility that aptly reflects the suite’s occupant. However, that calmness should not be confused with lack of energy. Crane gets things done.

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September
September 26, 2018

Growing up in the South Bay, Hilary Zachry spent a lot of time at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She had a rare respiratory disease and was in and out of the hospital for treatment between the ages of 6 and 12.

“It was a terrible time, but [I was touched by] the care and commitment of the physicians,” Hilary recalls. “I have so many memories of just having great experiences with the health care professionals at Torrance Memorial decades ago.”

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September
September 26, 2018

Irene Goldman and David Sato have been married for more than 30 years—long enough to find each other often saying what the other is thinking. One of the shared activities they have found most meaningful has been serving their community by volunteering at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

Goldman started volunteering at the hospital 10 years ago, after she retired from her career as an administrative assistant.

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September
September 26, 2018

Candy Isidro, a volunteer in Torrance Memorial’s Employee Health Clinic since 2011, is still learning to master all the features of the red Lexus RX 450H she won by entering the opportunity drawing at Torrance Memorial’s Holiday Festival last year.

“I’ve never won anything before,” says Isidro. “Winning this car was an absolute surprise for me and my family.”

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September
August 01, 2018

Patients in the pediatric unit playroom are now enjoying a new train table thanks to the work of More Sensible, an entrepreneurial mentor group for high schoolers.

Through the group’s A Million Pennies (AMP) project, they also recently hired Snow White to spend time with child life specialist Gina Sievert and patients as a special birthday present for Sievert, who approved the hospital’s partnership with AMP.

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August