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PATRONS | Winter 2017 13 PROGRESS NOTES Torrance Memorial Sweeps South Bay's Best For the ninth consecutive year, Daily Breeze readers selected Torrance Memorial Medical Center as the South Bay's "Best Hospital." Other Torrance Memorial winners included Torrance Memorial Physician Network for "Best Medical Group," Torrance Memorial Urgent Care for "Best Urgent Care," Torrance Memorial Pharmacy for "Favorite Pharmacy," HealthLinks for "Favorite Health/Nutrition Store" and Torrance Memorial Orthopedic and Sports Medicine for "Favorite Knee Center." Results were published in the 26th annual Readers' Choice Awards magazine. U.S. News & World Report Ranks Top California Hospitals Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2017-18 in California and the Los Angeles metro area for the sixth straight year by U.S. News & World Report. Torrance Memorial was also recognized as high-performing in the following specialties, procedures and conditions: heart failure, colon cancer, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer and urology. For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high-performing across multiple areas of care. e U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators. Five Is the Lucky Number T orrance Memorial Foundation board member David McKinnie and his wife, Kak, tested their luck at the 2016 Holiday Festival Gala. With no strategy in mind, they purchased five Holiday Festival opportunity drawing tickets and hoped for the best. Coincidently, the winners of the 2013 and 2014 opportunity drawing also happened to purchase five tickets when they entered. Five must be the lucky number. Days later, Kak received an unexpected call from Laura Schenasi, executive vice president of the Torrance Memorial Foundation. "Con- gratulations! You're the grand prize winner of the opportunity drawing," Schenasi told her. "I had no idea what we had won," says Kak. "I knew there was a car at the Holi- day Festival, but I didn't know that was our prize. When Laura said we won the Lexus, I was so surprised, I cried." Kak immediately called David at work to share the good news. "I wasn't expecting for us to win. We were really lucky, especially since they told us they sold a lot more tickets this year (2016)," says David. In fact, 2016 was a record for opportu- nity drawing ticket sales—raising $64,000 in proceeds. e McKinnies soon made the trip to Toyota Motor Sales' USA headquar- ters in Torrance to pick up their shiny, new 2017 Lexus RX350. "It was a pleasant experience working with Toyota, and it was very generous of them to make such a large donation to Torrance Me- morial," David says. "e Lexus RX350 is beautiful. Like the quality of service at Tor- rance Memorial Medical Center, the quality of Lexus speaks for itself." WRITTEN BY BENNY TO Lisa Takata, Torrance Memorial Founda on, presents David McKinnie, Founda on board member, with keys to a 2017 Lexus RX350. To review the winners, visit For a complete lis ng of U.S. News hospital rankings, visit following Enter the 2017 Opportunity Drawing Tickets are available for purchase now for the 2017 Holiday Festival Opportunity Drawing. Proceeds benefit Torrance Memorial's Lundquist Tower. is year's grand prize is a 2017 Lexus RX 450h (estimated value is $53,035) donated by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Second prize is a Holiday Festival certificate tree. ird prize is $500 cash. Purchase one ticket for $50, three for $100 or five for $150. e drawing will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. e winner need not be present. For more information, please call Torrance Memorial's Health Care Foundation at 310-517-4703.

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