NEWS
July 11, 2022

Discover the often subtle nature of how emotions impact your estate planning and investing and how to avoid derailment and conflicts.

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Financial Health
July
July 11, 2022

The emotion of fear is good when it prevents harm (fight or flight). On the other hand, fear can be bad when it comes to many other “should I or shouldn’t I” decisions. In the context of investments, individual investor returns...

Financial Health
July
June 02, 2022

The Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute’s New Women’s Heart Health Clinic focuses on specialized care for women in the South Bay.

Written by Laura Roe Stevens

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June
May 27, 2022

Learn why you need an estate plan, how it works and what happens when you don’t have one.

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Financial Health
May
April 20, 2022

Barbara Schulz, MD, who has worked in obstetrics and gynecology for more than 35 years, used to spend her childhood Sundays accompanying her dad to look at properties for sale in the Bay Area of Northern California. Sometimes her parents would purchase a property and then sell it for a profit. Her only request for the time spent property searching was that she could go to the corner market and pick out all the candy she wanted once they concluded their search for the day. That was the deal...

Patrons Magazine
April
April 10, 2022

Heart, stroke and cancer patients discuss how the unique collaboration fostered healing.

Written by Christina Elston

Patrons Magazine
April
April 10, 2022

Torrance Memorial invests in high-quality improvements to this testing center.

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
April
April 10, 2022

Opened April 2022, the complex includes urgent, primary and specialty care and related health care services in one accessible location.

Written by Lisa Buffington

Patrons Magazine
April
April 10, 2022

Dr. George So blends medical and technical expertise to best serve his patients.

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner  |  Photgraphed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
April
April 10, 2022

The body is a system. More than that, it’s a system of systems: respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and more. These systems interact and work together, so it’s no surprise an illness or treatment of one system can affect other systems. With increasing awareness of the complex interplay between the body’s systems, physicians have adopted a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

Patrons Magazine
April
April 10, 2022

Lori and Tom O'Hern have guild a life dedicated to making family a top priority along with wellness, staying fit, giving back and volunteering in the community.

Patrons Magazine
April
April 10, 2022

Written by Larry Takahashi

For charitably-minded individuals who are at least 70½ years old, did you know you can make tax-free charitable donations directly from your traditional IRA?

Financial Health
April
April 10, 2022

Written by Melani Morose Edelstein

Happy couples have a way of making each other and the people around them feel good. Like Meg and Anthony Walker’s, some relationships are strong enough to endure adversity—not because of luck or chance but thanks to the continuous effort and hard work that bears success. 

Patrons Magazine
April
March 21, 2022

Maximize your Social Security benefits by applying at the right time and avoiding costly mistakes which can result from poor planning.

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Financial Health
March
January 13, 2022

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner, Photographed by Jennifer Carrillo

Sarina Brar Pai, DO, knows whether a woman comes for a screening mammogram, breast ultrasound or biopsy, she’s likely to feel some fear and trepidation. Dr. Pai has made it her mission to assure her patients that along with receiving excellent medical attention, they will be enveloped in caring arms.

Patrons Magazine
January
December 01, 2021

By Christian Cordoba, CFP

For more than a decade, qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) have been a staple of tax-efficient philanthropy for seniors. The current rules are better than ever, thanks to a quirk in tax law, but that tax law opportunity vanishes in January 2022.

Acting this year can be a savvy strategy. Here’s the story:

Financial Health
December
November 15, 2021

For 50 years they’ve been watching over vulnerable seniors and attracting national recognition for their tender care. 

Written by Diane Krieger  |  Photographed by Micheal Neveux

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

(Photo: L to R: Seated - Jeremiah Hargrave, Mei Tsai, Erin Fiorito, Tracey Mullan, Heather Shay. Standing - Leah Romine, Sarah Tahajian, Carrie Kikuno, Steven Thompson, Tammy Ginder, Chris Bacon, Rachel Cho, Candace Millek, Sue Sions, Bret Barrett, Raymond Rubio.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

Olga Farah grew increasingly frustrated. She needed to find a place that would vaccinate her adult son, Alex. But Alex has severe developmental disabilities and the mental capacity of an infant. He simply could not keep a mask on. Every vaccine site Farah contacted refused to take someone without a mask.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Logistics keep Torrance Memorial set to save lives—today and every day.

Written by John Ferrari  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

When a nurse becomes the patient

Written by Diane Krieger

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Dr. Thomas Simko retires after 40 years helping Torrance Memorial grow

Written by John Ferrari  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Postponed screenings due to COVID-19 are causing an increase in late-stage diagnoses and preventable deaths.

Written by Lisa Buffington

When it comes to cancer, prevention and early detection through routine screenings are key to saving lives—and Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers the full range of available cancer screenings.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Partnership allows for expanded access to subspecialty cancer care, clinical trials and specialized procedures offered close to home.

Written by Lisa Buffington

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Written by John Ferrari

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

George and Diana Brandt line up their good works with kindness, consistency and generosity for their community

Written by Melissa Bean Sterzick  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

Written by Laura Roe Stevens

Some rare people spend their entire lives giving to others and exemplify what it means to be of service. Judith (Judy) Sipes is one of those people.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 15, 2021

written by Stephen Connors, CFP®

Within a provision contained in the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act, rules determining how inherited retirement account money is to be taxed were changed. This became effective January 1, 2020, impacting any IRA owners who passed away after December 31, 2019.

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November
November 15, 2021

New El Segundo medical complex to bring Torrance Memorial primary, specialty and urgent care to families in surrounding communities.

Patrons Magazine
November
July 19, 2021

In the coming years trillions of dollars will be passed from one generation to the next. Many families will potentially be divided because of issues revolving around money, such as choosing someone to care for financial or healthcare decisions, problems when physical and mental capacity declines and legal issues arising between family members.

Financial Health
July
May 25, 2021

Written by Laura Roe Stevens

Angela Park Sheldon is someone who seems to have it all—minus the anxiety most successful achievers live with. Words used to describe Sheldon, who is a managing partner and wealth advisor for Tortuga Wealth Management, include business leader, adventure-seeker, traveler, mom, wife, philanthropist and “a happy camper with a keen sense of humor.” This last comment resonates with Sheldon, who strives daily to live without regrets.

Patrons Magazine
May
May 25, 2021

Beneficiary designations are required for all types of IRAs, 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), profit sharing, defined benefit, annuities and life insurance (all referenced as IRA for this article). Beneficiary designations are separate from and take precedence over the instructions in your will or trust. This allows for direct transfer to your named beneficiaries after you are gone.

Financial Health
May
May 25, 2021

Carol Wharton donates through her IRA in appreciation for her care.

Financial Health
May
May 25, 2021

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner | Photographed by Vincent Rios

Melody Lomboy-Lowe and Thomas Lowe, MD, understand cancer from both sides. Melody overcame childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, having undergone treatment from ages six to nine. Dr. Lowe, a specialist in hematology and oncology with the Torrance Memorial Physician Network, practices at the Hunt Cancer Center. In fact, he chose his specialty as a result of his wife’s experience.

Patrons Magazine
May
May 25, 2021

Written by Diane Krieger | Photographed by Michael Neveux

To Sam Sheth, Torrance Memorial is no ordinary hospital. It’s where he drew his first breath. Both he and his brother, George, were born in the original building on Engracia Avenue—delivered by the esteemed Charles Nemeth, MD, a Torrance Memorial icon who passed away in 2013.

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May
May 25, 2021

Written by Michelle Abt

Blog
May
May 25, 2021

Torrance Memorial’s Lundquist Neurosciences Institute in partnership with Cedars-Sinai offers world-class neurological services, right here in the South Bay community. Expert neurologists and subspecialists, state-of-the-art technology, precision medicine and access to the latest clinical trials mean patients receive a full spectrum of care for all types of neurological conditions.

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May
May 25, 2021

Written By Lisa Buffington

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May
May 25, 2021

Hospice chaplain Tenzin Kiyosaki helps patients appreciate their lives while finding satisfaction in her own.

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May
May 25, 2021

Torrance Memorial RCPs adapt to the "new normal" of COVID-19.

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May
May 25, 2021

Advocating for emotional wellness comes naturally to Morris (Moe) Gelbart, PhD. You could say the new director of behavioral health at Torrance Memorial Medical Center was bred for the job.

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May
November 26, 2020

During this season of giving, it’s important that we all do our part in helping each other and spreading the joy that comes with generosity. Even more heartwarming is to see these values in our younger generations who want to make an impact in their communities and beyond. Teaching our children at an early age to understand the importance of philanthropy helps make lasting impressions throughout their lives.

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November
November 11, 2020

The Luminaries and Novas of Torrance Memorial Medical Center are nonprofit volunteer groups founded in 1990, involving mothers and their high school children (Novas) who provide services and financial donations to the hospital. To date they have donated more than $500,000 to support many important hospital projects.

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November
November 11, 2020

The North America Taiwanese Women’s Association and Torrance city councilman George Chen presented the Torrance Memorial environmental services (EVS) management with 52 Starbucks $10 gift cards to honor the tireless work of EVS staff during COVID-19.

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November
November 11, 2020

Feeling profoundly grateful to Torrance Memorial after a lifesaving procedure and spending a week in the hospital recovering, Christopher Wong posted a birthday wish on social media. His wish asked for donations to go directly to Torrance Memorial in recognition of the great care he received. He raised $2,228.

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Patrons Magazine
November
November 11, 2020

Katie Chung, a South High Torrance sophomore, set a goal for the month of May to run 136 miles and raise $1,000 for Torrance Memorial through a GoFundMe page. As a team member for cross-country and track, Katie loves to run and she says she “wanted to be able to make a difference by doing what I love most: running.” Katie exceeded her goal by running 141.39 miles (May 4–31) and raised $1,180, which she presented to VP/chief nursing officer Mary Wright and VP of nursing Shanna Hall on June 8.

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November
November 10, 2020

Inspired to make a difference for frontline health care heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, assistant senior patrol leader Tristan Pacleb designed his Eagle Scout project around sewing and donating 200 reusable face coverings for use by Torrance Memorial staff. Tristan enlisted help from his fellow Troop 211 Boy Scouts and managed shifts to maintain appropriate social distancing on the back patio of his home.

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November
November 10, 2020

Dr. Brian Sherman's career and hobbies reflect his zest for life.

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November
November 10, 2020

Written by Robin Heffler | Photographed by Siri Berting

For Palos Verdes Estates residents Valerie and Chris Adlam, receiving high-quality care at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and then giving back in return has become a family tradition. Both of their daughters, Elizabeth, 31, and Charlotte, 28, were born at the hospital, and in August Elizabeth gave birth there to the Adlams’ first grandchild, Michael Christopher.

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November
November 10, 2020

After a busy career, Phil Pavesi enjoys pursuing hobbies and supporting Torrance Memorial.

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November
November 10, 2020

Written by Grace Greer St. Clair

Getting motivated to establish your estate plan can be uncomfortable, but if you knew what our clients experience when a good plan is not in place, you would rush to get it done. Without a well-crafted plan, the Probate Court will determine who will receive your hard-earned assets and belongings, and this is not likely to be your first choice.

Financial Health
November
November 10, 2020

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner | Photographed by Vincent Rios

She was a financial professional from New York City. He was a cowboy-turned-plumber from Oklahoma. She loved to socialize and traveled extensively for work. He loved the outdoors and his motorcycle and preferred barbecuing at home to a night out.

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November
November 10, 2020

There's clean ... and then there's Torrance Memorial clean.

Blog
November
November 10, 2020

An experienced team of physicians helps Torrance Memorial meet pandemic care demands while protecting patients, staff and the South Bay community.

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November
November 10, 2020

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

North Torrance resident Alan Satow doesn’t remember much of his 50-day stay at Torrance Memorial Medical Center as a COVID-19 patient, nor even what led up to it. His wife of 30 years, Chris, saw her husband slip off his chair and fall to the ground, banging his head in the process.

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November
November 10, 2020

A gift to the Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute supports its service to the South Bay.

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November
November 10, 2020

Written by Robin Heffler

When American Honda Motor Co., Inc. moved its corporate headquarters to Torrance in 1990, it became both a neighbor and a partner of Torrance Memorial Medical Center, beginning a three-decade history of supporting the medical center.

Blog
November
November 10, 2020

Written by Nadine Bobit

Patrons Magazine
November
September 14, 2020

In 2015, YPPA proudly launched its support for two awards that recognize Torrance Memorial employees who go above and beyond to make a difference with our patients and visitors.

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September