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PATRONS | Fall 2016 10 PROGRESS NOTES Daily Breeze Honors South Bay's Best F or the eighth consecutive year, Torrance Memorial Medical Center was selected by Daily Breeze readers in the "Best Hospital" category of the 25 th Anniversary South Bay's Best Awards annual survey. Torrance Health IPA (THIPA) and the Torrance Memorial Physician Network were also named "Best Medical Group." Torrance Memorial Breaks Top 25 F or the fifth straight year, Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in California and the Los Angeles metro area for 2016-2017, by U.S. News & World Report. is year the report recognizes Torrance Memorial as 21 st in the state, jumping six ranks higher than last year. It also places Torrance Memorial as the 11 th best hospital in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. In addition, Torrance Memorial was also recognized as high-performing in the following specialties, procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer and urology. For more informa on, visit Review the winners at Hospitalist Thanks Lady Luck WRITTEN BY WENYI FU Tammie Kanda, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., presents Roy Fu, MD, hospitalist and YPPA member, with keys to a 2016 Lexus RC350 Coupe. Dr. Fu was the winner of the 2015 Holiday Fes val Opportunity Drawing prize, donated by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., during the 31st Annual Holiday Fes val. R oy Fu, MD, hospitalist and physician ad- visor, has worked at Torrance Memorial Medical Center since June 2009 and has attended the annual Holiday Festival Gala with his wife, Denise, for the past five years. When Fu received the Holiday Festival Opportuni- ty Drawing ticket forms in the mail with his invitation to last year's Gala, he was captivated by the picture of a red Lexus RC350, the grand prize of the drawing. He decided to take a chance and immediately filled out the form. When he turned it in to the Foundation office, he surprised himself by purchasing six more tickets (for a total of 15). Fu knew the possibility of winning a prize was small. However when he received an email the Monday after the drawing from Laura Schenasi, executive vice president of the Torrance Memo- rial Foundation, he had to take a deep breath and make sure he was reading it correctly. His ticket had been selected as the winner of a shiny 2015 Lexus RC350. "I am not what I would call a lucky person—I don't usually enter raffles or play lottery tickets, and I only occasionally gamble when I go to Vegas. is is obviously the biggest prize I have ever won in my life," says Fu. "It was a very pleasant surprise." He then immediately called Denise to share the good news. She was much more surprised than he, because she didn't know he had entered the drawing in the first place. After a few emails with the representative from Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Fu made his trip to the dealership and received keys to his new, sporty, black metallic coupe. Denise has since been the primary driver of the new wheels and has used it to commute to work. "I have always believed that Toyota and Lexus make great cars. is RC350 is a very powerful two-door sports car and we both enjoy driving it," Fu says. "e entire process was also very straightforward with no hassles." As an enthusiastic supporter of the hospital and a member of Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance, he has been active at participating in YPPA events and recently sponsored the first Casino Night this past April. Fu says he will definitely enter the drawing again next year. "e Opportunity Drawing is for a good cause, with funds raised going to the renovation of North Patient Tower to help mothers and babies," he says. "It is my pleasure to donate money to Torrance Memorial because I enjoy working here and sup- porting the hospital." Fu continues, "is year Lady Luck smiled on me and I was very grateful to have won the car. I don't know how lucky I would have to be to win another one, but I plan to keep support- ing the hospital."

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