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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 ...

Café 1650 Updates on Apple Pay, Gift Cards and Physician Meal Plan

We are pleased to announce that Café 1650 now accepts Apple Pay, the digital wallet service that allows for payments with a mobile phone. Also, gift cards in $25, $50 and $100 amounts are available for purchase at cafeteria cash registers. As ...

When Being First Means Saving a Life

St. Jude introduces innovation in stroke care. When Radoslav Raychev, MD, a neuorinterventionalist, saw that the patient's angiogram was negative for a brain aneurysm, he kept looking. The extra effort paid off. Dr. Raychev located a small ...

Maternity Mental Health Screening Update

To Our Regional Medical Staffs, To aid our physician partners, the Providence, Southern California Women's and Children's Institute has been working in collaborat ion with our Mental Health Clinical Institute to formulate plans to meet the ...

Special Doctors' Day Messages were Delivered

Providence CEO Rod Hochman, MD, delivered a special video message on Doctors' Day, which was March 30. "Today is Doctors' Day — and arguably it's the most important Doctors' Day we've ever celebrated," he began. ...

Magnet Questioning for Medical Executive Team and MDs

Magnet Appraisers have asked MDs the following questions during site visit meetings and/or unit/area tours: How does being a Magnet hospital impact patient outcomes and patient satisfaction? What does it mean to be a Magnet hospital? Did you know ...

Blood Shortage is Critical for Hospitals

A blood shortage has been ongoing nationwide for the past two months, but we have reached an especially critical moment this week. This alert aims to notify the general medical staff about this red blood cell shortage that is affecting all hospitals. ...

Sajen Mathews, MD, Named New St. Jude CMO

As we searched for a new Chief Medical Officer (CMO), it quickly became apparent that the perfect person for the job was the individual who has played a pivotal role in St. Jude’s success over the last several years. I am very pleased to ...

The Inflection Point: Changing Lung Cancer Survival

Lung cancer kills more Americans than the next three cancers (breast, colon and prostate) combined. Typically caught in its later stages, survival rates beyond five years are often in the single digits and unlike other cancer diagnosis, outcomes for ...

Advancing Cancer Treatment Through Research

Ongoing research and clinical trials are creating breakthroughs in cancers once thought insurmountable—and St. Jude is a leader in bringing these benefits from the lab to the bedside. Through partnerships with some of the nation’s top ...

Your Vote Matters

Last year St. Jude Medical Center was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's highest performing hospitals in three specialties, including a ranking of #43 in the country in orthopedics. Earning a top 50 national ranking ...

St. Jude Welcomes New CFO

St. Jude Medical Center welcomes Eugene Gutierrez IV, CPA, to our leadership team in the role of Chief Financial Officer for the Medical Center. Gene has more than 20 years professional financial, administrative and capital management experience, ...

Julie Kim, MSN, RN, Named New St. Jude CNO

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Julie Kim, MSN, RN, CMSRN, to the position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) St. Jude Medical Center. Julie's demonstrated skills in leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration—as well as her ...

A Better Approach to Lower Back Pain

Back pain is common. Unfortunately, successful evidence-based treatment is not. "Those with acute back pain often end up seeing multiple doctors, waiting for imaging that offers little or no useful information, and pursuing solutions with no ...

St. Jude Adds More National Honors

Critical Care one of five areas to earn Top 100 When Healthgrades recently announced the top hospitals in key specialties, one name appeared with remarkable frequency: St. Jude was named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in Cardiac Care (for ...

When "Discharge to Home" is Not an Option

Over the years, St. Jude has worked to find solutions to help homeless individuals who are discharged from the hospital, but need additional follow-up care. Those who have just had surgery or suffer from chronic conditions that require ongoing ...

Laura Ramos, MSN, RN Named New St. Jude COO

Laura first joined St. Jude in 2009 as Manager of the Critical Care and Stepdown Units, later she became Director of Cardiology, Neurology and Emergency Services, and was named Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer in ...

New Pharmacotherapy Clinic Serves Chronic Conditions

Hospital becomes one of the first to develop innovative pharmacist-led clinic When patients are given a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and placed on medication therapy, they often leave their doctor's office with as many questions as ...

Happy Summer

Officers Election Results

Please join us in congratulating your newly elected Officers for 2019-2020: Panagiotis Bougas, M.D., Chief of Staff Elect Kevin Kinzinger, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer Tuan Trinh, M.D., OMSS Representative Alex Leung, M.D. & Bhanu Sud, M.D., ...
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