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Exam Glove Shortage Update

Dear physicians and caregivers, I want to make you aware of an exam glove shortage that is impacting health care facilities globally, and the steps Providence is taking to ensure our supplies continue to meet demands. (Note: the glove shortage only ...

Using a High-Tech “Clothes Pin” to Repair Leaky Hearts

For years, the solution to mitral regurgitation has been open-heart surgery. Those who aren’t good surgical candidates—often because their heart is too weak or damaged—often end up simply living with the debilitating symptoms of ...

Physicians Discuss Array of Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence Among Females

Every day, Yoko Bean, MD, sees women whose lives have been impacted by a condition they don’t want to talk about and have waited years to seek help for: urinary incontinence. Whether the woman is 20 or 80, their stories are often remarkably ...

COVID-19 Numbers Decline but ICU is Still Impacted

The number of COVID-19 cases in the hospital continues to decline from its high-water mark in mid-January. On Feb. 5, we had 107 COVID patients and a total census of 268 patients in the hospital, which is well within the range of our licensed beds. ...

Coming "All the Way Back" from COVID-19

When Amy Behen received her negative COVID-19 test result, she was excited to move ahead with her life after several weeks of sore throat, nausea and severe fatigue. “I thought ‘OK, great, here we go—done with COVID,’” ...

Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Providence St. Jude Becomes National Leader in Transforming Spine Surgeries Shirley Chang stopped dancing five years ago. As her back pain continued to worsen, the ballroom dance champion would sit in her yard and simply visualize the steps. In fact, ...

Epic Go-Live pushed to May 15, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 surge in Southern California, the Epic go-live for OCHD is being moved to May 15, 2021. This decision was made to reduce the stress currently on our caregivers and providers, enabling them to stay focused on patient and self-care ...

Sajen Mathews, MD, Leads COVID-19 Grand Rounds

Sajen Mathews, MD, Chief Medical Officer, hosts the meeting in EEC, First Floor, Design 73, on Monday, Jan. 4, 1 - 2 p.m. Due to limited seating and the need to social distance, joining by MS Teams is recommended (see below). The agenda includes: ...

St. Jude Vaccination and COVID-19 Updates

VACCINATION Vaccinations Continue in Breakaway Lounge: Vaccinations continue on the following days, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Jan. 29: Friday, Jan. 8, Moderna Tuesday, Jan. 12, Pfizer second dose Wednesday, Jan. 13, Pfizer second dose Thursday, Jan. ...

St. Jude Earns Prestigious New National Honors

Awards aren't the reason St. Jude pursues excellence, exceeds national standards and benchmarks, or offers life-changing compassion to patients. But each new honor is a reminder of the unique commitment we bring to our patients and their loved ...

Complimentary Concierge Service for Expecting Parents

Welcoming a baby into the world is one of life's greatest experiences. St. Jude will work with expectant parents to learn their preferences and concerns regarding childbirth. Our goal is a pregnancy journey that addresses their head and heart. We ...

Rehabbing Injured Hearts

This year, nearly 800,000 Americans will have a heart attack and another 550,000 will receive a diagnosis of heart failure. Surprisingly, the vast majority will ignore one of their best options for successfully recovering their health: a ...

The Pain Stops Here

Arthur Zepeda, MD, helps patients who had suffered for years An allergic reaction to a common inhaled medication left 13-year-old Cera Mallory feeling like she had "been burned from the inside out"—and the pain continued to grow ...

Imprivata Password Resets Begin This Month

For Imprivata users: forced password resets begin November We continue to take a more proactive approach to secure the information our communities entrust to us. Password resets will be required on all active directory user accounts (network logon ...

Ending Acid Reflux: New treatment offers permanent relief

Millions of Americans deal with daily heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. For many, losing weight, adopting a healthy diet and taking medication are enough to control their symptoms. For others, surgery is needed to restore ...

Chasing a Cure for One of the Deadliest Cancers

As a professor and chairman of the Cal State Los Angeles Mechanical Engineering Department, Darrell Guillaume spent his days explaining complex concepts. So, when he began losing control of his speech in early 2016, he knew something was wrong. ...

Bringing Back the Neighborhood Pharmacist

When someone is given a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or rheumatoid arthritis and placed on medications, they often leave their doctor's office with as many questions as answers. Newer drugs come with unique side effects and ...

A New Aortic Valve: Kitty’s Story

When Kitty Barton needed to have her aortic heart valve replaced, she had one requirement: She needed to be able to dance her way through Aruba several weeks later—a trip she had planned with her daughter and one she considered ...

Arrive in the Morning, Back Home in Just Hours

When even standing for a few minutes became excruciating, Mark Beckman knew it was time for a hip replacement. He began researching hospital rankings, quality ratings and surgeons’ reputations, and one name kept coming up: St. Jude Medical ...

Fred Nowroozi, MD, Retires as Medical Director of the IRF in Brea

He is succeeded by Dr. Natalia Covarrubias-Eckardt Fred Nowroozi, MD, retired at the end of August after 30 years as Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF) & Chronic Pain Management. Natalia Covarrubias-Eckardt, MD, has accepted ...

Geriatric Patient Management Conference 2020

The Geriatric Patient Management Conference 2020, which will be held on Oct. 9, is a virtual event led by co-chairs Susan Pearson, DO, and Rebecca Sellers, DO, in conjunction with the Medical Education Committee of Providence Regional Medical Center ...

8th Annual Stroke Symposium 2020 is a Virtual Event

The 8th annual Stroke Symposium 2020 is a live virtual event on Nov. 7. For the flyer, CLICK HERE.

CMA Virtual Grand Rounds on Curbing COVID-19

CMA's next virtual grand rounds webinar is: Transmission, Testing and Masks: Creating a Culture to Curb COVID-19. The third webinar is our series is Tuesday, Sept. 8, at noon, and will be moderated by Kimberly Newell Green, MD, Immediate Past ...

Wellness Center Can Tailor Classes to Patients

St. Jude Medical Center departments can contact the Wellness Center in Brea to discuss building classes in fitness, nutrition and/or mindfulness to meet a patient's specific needs. The Wellness Center offers specialized targeted curricula and ...

Summer is Awards Season at St. Jude

Healthgrades, which had already named St. Jude one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, in June bestowed the hospital the 2020 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. The award recognizes the medical center for being among the top 10 percent of ...
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