In Good Company Fall 2016

December 01, 2016

A word from our Chief Executive and Foundation Chair

The Providence Little Company of Mary Founda­tion Board, Executive Team and physicians are delighted to present this update on the cardiovascular program in the South Bay and the Heart to Heart fund­raising campaign which is supporting its growth. The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence includes physi­cians in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular inter­vention, cardiologists, electrophysiologists, general medicine, cardio-anesthesiologists and intensivists. All of these professionals work along with nurses and technicians in the operating room, intensive care unit, emergency department, medical surgical unit and catheterization lab. The team also includes respiratory therapists, pharmacists, care managers, rehabilitation specialists, social workers and administrative leader­ship. Our cardiovascular patients have contact with with almost every element of the community, hospital and post-acute care settings.

This report features information about the comprehensive array of cardiovascular and cardio-metabolic services we currently offer that have led to exceptional patient outcomes, and it details the major improvements we have planned for the future.

The central lesson of our collaborative efforts to advance our cardiovascular services is clear: with intentional, sustained and innovative interdisciplinary effort amongst our team, which includes patient and family advisors, significant improvements are possible. Being named a Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital in 2015 reinforced this, as did the U.S. News & World Report recognition of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance as “High Performing” in the treatment of heart failure for 2016-2017.

We are not done yet!

Through the generosity of our Foundation Board and visionary philanthropists, our Cardiovascular Center of Excellence continues to grow, advance in state-of-the-art technology and successfully achieve remarkable results. On behalf of our patients and families—who are the center of our work and benefit the most from this support—thank you all!

Over the last five years we have developed an aspirational vision for the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence—to strive for perfection in our compassionate care and clinical expertise. With Foundation and community support, we have moved closer to that goal.

Mary Kingston RN, FACHE
Chief Executive
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers San Pedro and Torrance

Sean Armstrong
Chair, Board of Trustees, Co-Chair, Heart to Heart Campaign


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