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PATRONS | Spring 2018 27 year for each member. A portion of that money goes to fund philanthropic programs. "We target physicians as well as successful entrepreneurs, professionals and business leaders who believe in what Torrance Memorial stands for and want to support the hospital," says Dr. Hoffman. "We have a stellar group." Friendship with a Focus According to Dr. Hoffman, the social aspect of YPPA is the backbone of the group. e beer tastings, Mardi Gras casino nights, member hikes (with dogs), as well as the annual dinner at a Palos Verdes home, are all opportunities for young physicians and professionals to connect, network and create new relationships. "While the mission of YPPA is to support Torrance Memorial, our goal is to have fun doing it," she says. "We have diverse members-only social events multiple times throughout the year. ese events give physicians and professionals the opportunity to network and form relationships that can be both personal and professional. e combination is a win-win for everyone." As YPPA has evolved, it has increased its focus on philanthropic programs to benefit the patients and employees of Torrance Memorial. Dr. Hoffman is especially proud of the group's efforts to support mothers, babies and young families, as well as Torrance Memorial employees. is support includes the following initiatives: • A $15,000 donation to help with the renovation of the Mother and Baby Postpartum Unit. • Sponsoring the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Pumpkin Patch Reunion for children (and their parents) who spent time in the NICU. • Money to help purchase gift cards, iPad chargers and other kid-friendly items for the Pediatric Unit. • Sponsoring the DAISY Award, which recognizes registered nurses who demonstrate excellence and "e Reason is You" award, which honors extraordinary employees who work in any position at the hospital. YPPA PLAY-BY-PLAY Bri Aus n, Cody Clay, Doug Aus n, Heidi Hoffman, MD, Colleen Farrell and Danielle Boujikian at last year's 2nd annual YPPA Casino Night. For more informa on about how to join, visit torrance or contact Danielle Boujikian at 310-257-5729 or

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