NEWS
May 13, 2023

Learn why you need a trust and Powers of Attorney, how they work and how you can be sure your wishes are carried out.

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Financial Health
May
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.

Patrons Magazine
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.

Patrons Magazine
April
April 30, 2023

Written by Phil Pavesi

Patrons Magazine
April
March 10, 2023

Learn the role of professional fiduciaries in estate planning, when you might need one and how they can help in situations like incapacity and conservatorship. 

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Financial Health
March
January 20, 2023

Learn tips on filing your 2022 tax return, updates on any law changes and how you can plan effectively for 2023 and beyond.

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Financial Health
January
November 23, 2022

THE PROPOSITION 19 SURPRISE

Written by Stephanie F. Bezner, Esq.

Financial Health
November
November 23, 2022

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

Written by Diane Krieger

Patrons Magazine
November
November 23, 2022

Written by David McKinnie

Patrons Magazine
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.

Patrons Magazine
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.

Patrons Magazine
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

Patrons Magazine
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

Patrons Magazine
November
November 23, 2022

Laurie Anderson Car Donation

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

Patrons Magazine
November
November 23, 2022

Written by Melani Morose Edelstein

Financial Health
November
November 23, 2022

Written by Lisa Buffington

Patrons Magazine
November
November 23, 2022

Written by Laura Roe Stevens

Patrons Magazine
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.

Patrons Magazine
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.

Patrons Magazine
November
November 23, 2022

Written by Melani Morose Edelstein  |  Photographed by Siri Berting

Patrons Magazine
November
November 23, 2022

Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner  |  Photographed by Vincent Rios

Patrons Magazine
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...

Financial Health
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
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
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.

Financial Health
November
November 15, 2021

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.

Financial Health
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
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.

Patrons Magazine
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.

Blog
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

Blog
May
May 25, 2021

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

Blog
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