NEWS
June 02, 2021

Written by Mark Tsujimoto

Financial Health
June
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.

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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.

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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

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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
May 17, 2021

Presented by Gregory Schill, CFP® (Certified Financial Planner), Stuart Tsujimoto, CFP® and Karen Pryor, Reverse Mortgage Broker, this webinar will teach you how to generate income for retirement with your IRA/RMDs, charitable tools with tax benefits and when a reverse mortgage might be the right solution.

Financial Health
May
March 16, 2021

Presented by Mark Tsujimoto, Financial Planner, Beti Bergman, Esq. and Suzanne Grudnitski, Professional Fiduciary, this webinar will help you discover ways to manage possible capacity decline in later life by choosing the right person to care for your affairs and how to handle legal issues that may arise among family members.

Financial Health
March
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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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.

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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.

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November
November 10, 2020

Written by Nadine Bobit

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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
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.

Financial Health
May
May 11, 2020

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

Financial Health
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.

Financial Health
October
September 18, 2019

Written by Christian Cordoba, RFC®, CFS

Financial Health
September
August 12, 2019

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

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August