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January 23, 2024

Pictured L to R: Donnie Watson, PhD and Moe Gelbart, PhD, (Thelma McMillen Recovery Center), Nadia Elgrably, (Vistas) and Laura Schenasi, (Torrance Memorial Foundation)  <

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January
January 13, 2024

Learn tips on filing your 2023 tax return, updates on any law changes and how you can plan effectively for 2024 and beyond.

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January
November 24, 2023

​​​​​​​No pill or street drug is safe.

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November
November 24, 2023

On August 14, Patricia and Gerald Turpanjian and their family previewed the new Interventional Radiology (IR) suite in the Torrance Memorial Lundquist Tower.

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November
November 24, 2023

​​​​​​​Reversing the problem, with better outcomes

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November
November 24, 2023

​​​​​​​For Kurt and Timme Gunderlock, supporting Torrance Memorial Medical Center is about building up their community.

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November
November 24, 2023

An avid exerciser receives lifesaving cardiac care after speaking up about some symptoms that concerned him.

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November
November 24, 2023

It’s hard to imagine Torrance Memorial Medical Center without Craig Leach at the helm. Faithful, fearless and humble, for nearly 40 years he’s charted the course, set the pace and shaped the culture of the South Bay’s finest hospital. As this beloved CEO heads for the exit, a chorus of well-wishers and community stakeholders reflect on his legacy in gratitude.

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November
November 22, 2023

​​​​​​​In his work and his hobbies, Dr. James McKinnell has a gift of perception.

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November
November 21, 2023

Torrance Memorial Tumor Boards enhance patient treatment and outcomes. Specialists meet weekly to develop multidisciplinary recommendations for patients diagnosed with or receiving treatment for cancer—all based on the latest national guidelines and expert opinions.

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November
November 21, 2023

Written by Sylvia Thompson, BA, CMC, CDP, GRMS

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November
November 21, 2023

Aida B. Hillway Leaves a Legacy Through a Residual Beneficiary Gift

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November
November 21, 2023

Magic happens in an iconic tent at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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November
September 09, 2023

Hear from a panel of experts about investment strategies and what’s happening in the market, real estate investing and managing and the real story on reverse mortgage.

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September
July 25, 2023

Learn what considerations are necessary in long-term care planning for in-home help, residential options and how long-term care insurance works. 

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July
June 15, 2023

Written by Diane Krieger  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Ankush Chhabra, MD, leads a double life. “I spend 100% of my time as a working cardiologist, and another 100% of my time as a medical administrator,” he jokes.

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June
June 15, 2023

Written by Lisa Buffington  |  Photographed by Micheal Neveux

Luke and Randy (Manning) Dauchot first met in 1985 through mutual friends at a party at a community pool in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Randy was a lifeguard and Luke a former lifeguard. Less than two years later, they married.

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June
April 30, 2023

Written by F. Thomas Schlappatha, CFP®

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April
April 30, 2023

Written by Melissa Bean Sterzick

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April
April 30, 2023

(Photo above:  Dan Pryor proudly walked daughter Emily down the aisle at her wedding last fall.
L to R: Karen Pryor, Dan Pryor, Emily Hardesty, Dakota Hardesty, Katie Pryor, Kevin Pryor)

Written by Melissa Bean Sterzick

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April
April 30, 2023

Written by Melani Morose Edelstein  |  Photographed by Philicia Endelman

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April
April 30, 2023

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

When Elaine Hume-Dawson, RN, started to open the door of the OR education room, she caught a glimpse of a yellow and green banner. Then she ran out of the room.

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April
April 30, 2023

Since the affiliation began in 2018, the South Bay community has benefited from close-to-home access to leading-edge oncology, neurosciences and cardiology care.

In 2018 Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai announced a new partnership designed to enhance health care access, coordination and quality throughout the South Bay.

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April
April 30, 2023

Written by Phil Pavesi

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April
November 23, 2022

THE PROPOSITION 19 SURPRISE

Written by Stephanie F. Bezner, Esq.

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November
November 23, 2022

Pat Carlson has been Torrance Memorial’s resident dog whisperer for more than 20 years.

Written by Diane Krieger

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November
November 23, 2022

Written by David McKinnie

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November
November 23, 2022

Torrance Memorial Medical Center appointed two new distinguished members to the Foundation board: Janice Tecimer and Gina Kirkpatrick. Together, these amazing women have prioritized their families and managed careers, all while devoting years of service to the community through their extraordinary volunteer efforts. They are dedicated to serving on the board and supporting health care services provided by Torrance Memorial for the South Bay community.

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November
November 23, 2022

From head to toe. From arteries to brain and spine. From slow-growing cancers to emergency blood clots. Torrance Memorial’s interventional radiology (IR) specialists focus on everything— literally.

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November
November 23, 2022

(Photo above: Lindsey Ross, MD, Mina Diaz and Paula Eboli, MD)

After complex spine surgery to treat a genetic condition, Mina Diaz, 44, is back at work and grateful to the team of clinicians who made her recovery possible.

Written by Lisa Buffington  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

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November
November 23, 2022

(Above) Britney Mula's medical teal (from left):  Brian Sherman, MD George So, MD fiance Timothy Webb, Britney, baby Savannah and Cheryl Sanders, MD

Written by John Ferrari  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

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November
November 23, 2022

Laurie Anderson Car Donation

Knowing her late husband, Keith, would be supportive of her decision, Volunteer Auxi

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November
November 23, 2022

Written by Melani Morose Edelstein

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November
November 23, 2022

Written by Lisa Buffington

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November
November 23, 2022

Written by Laura Roe Stevens

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November
November 23, 2022

George W. Graham, Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s former chief executive officer (CEO), passed away on July 8. He served Torrance Memorial for three decades as administrator, president and CEO, and president emeritus. His visionary leadership brought advanced care to the South Bay, and his legacy leaves a lasting imprint on the hospital he rebuilt from the brink of insolvency in 1975.

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November
November 23, 2022

Written by Julie Taylor

Despite the challenges one may encounter on the path to becoming a physician, there are distinct and profound reasons for pursuing a career in medicine. It could be a childhood illness, a sick relative or parent, legacy physicians as role models, a love for science or even a dream.

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November
November 23, 2022

Written by Melani Morose Edelstein  |  Photographed by Siri Berting

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November
November 23, 2022

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

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November
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
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...

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April
April 10, 2022

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

Written by Christina Elston

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April
April 10, 2022

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

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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April