Written by Nadine Bobit
As a founding member of Torrance Memorial’s Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA), I have helped many understand the importance of getting young doctors and professionals involved with supporting our hospital. YPPA sponsors an internal award called The Reason is You. The award recognizes and celebrates employees and physicians who provide extraordinary service by going above and beyond their everyday roles. This award profoundly resonates with me and makes me feel confident my community hospital cares for my family, my welfare and the people who live near me.
I became involved at Torrance Memorial in 1982 when my oldest son, Blake, was born. As my family grew (my son Ben is now 31 and daughter Brooke is 30), my volunteering involvement did as well. When Blake was in high school, he wanted to volunteer in the emergency room. During this time, a parent was required to be present if he was going to have the opportunity. Together, we volunteered until he left for college, and I have continued volunteering in the ED since 1999. Now with two granddaughters, Alice (9) and Anna (6) who were both born at Torrance Memorial, I have new recruits to get involved as volunteers in the future!
Additionally, I have served on the Foundation board for 18 years and have participated as a co-chair for the high-fashion runway show during the Holiday Festival for 17 years. My husband Ty and I are Patrons and support the hospital by attending many events throughout the year. I have been fortunate to have the time and energy to give back to our wonderful community by volunteering. I am from a family household of eight children, two grandparents and two parents—a full house where everyone pitched in to help one another. Consequently, many of us volunteer, and my 97-year-old mother still does too.
Exemplary workers, quality doctors, dedicated nurses, kind staff and great volunteers make Torrance Memorial the best hospital in the South Bay! The growth and expansions of the Medical Center, the Lundquist Tower, our affiliation with Cedars-Sinai, the cutting-edge Hunt Cancer Center, new medical facilities in Torrance, Rolling Hills Estates and El Segundo are all great examples of how we excel. I feel very fortunate to be involved because of these high standards and excellent associates.
The value of having supreme medical care in our community is of the utmost importance to me, my family and my friends. Once the pandemic restrictions have lifted, I encourage you to come take a tour. I would love to host you. I admit, it gives me great pleasure to call Torrance Memorial my family. It is the best of the best!