Patients Break Ground on New Shriners for Children Medical Center

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Patient ambassadors of Shriners for Children Medical Center broke ground on a new $77 million, state-of-the-art facility on Fair Oaks Avenue on May 27, 2015. The patients broke ground on the medical center along with Imperial Potentate of Shriners International, Dale W. Stauss, and Past Imperial Potentate and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Douglas E. Maxwell.Groundbreaking ceremonies typically feature executives and officials of an organization, but at Wednesday’s event, Patient Ambassadors Rachel Roitman and Brock Waidmann led the ceremony as co-hosts, introducing speakers and thanking all the Shriners, government officials, and staff members who are working on the project. Larry Adamson, P.G.M., member of the Board of Governors served as “Master of Ceremonies” and assisted Brock and Rachel in the introductions of key invited guests and dignitaries. Other patient ambassadors who participated in the ceremony included brothers Alex and Ryan Post, Alyssa Mercado, Anthony Sanchez, Gianna Mantucca and Ana Paula Pinto.The young co-hosts invited a number of officials to speak at the ceremony, including David R. Doan, P.G.M., Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Los Angeles; Lou Lazatin, Hospital Administrator; Terry Torneck, Mayor, City of Pasadena; Judy Chu, California District 27, U.S. House of Representatives; Joy Moore, Grand High Priestess, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America as well as top ranking officials of Shriners International.The move to the City of Pasadena will enhance the new partnership between Shriners for Children Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital, which will bring exceptional specialty pediatric care to residents of the greater San Gabriel Valley, and the Southwest. The partnership also brings together two of southern California’s best-known and most widely respected health care organizations.“This is truly a win-win opportunity for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Huntington Memorial Hospital and, more importantly, the children we treat,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the hospital network.About the new facility:The planned facility, located on 2 acres at the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Hurlbut Street, will replace the current 60-year old hospital in Los Angeles. The facility is scheduled to open in mid-2017.“The building we’re in now was built in 1952, and it no longer meets earthquake standards, and we can build this new facility for what it would have cost to retrofit the other,” said David R. Doan, P.G.M., Chairman of the hospital’s Board of Governors.Plans for the new 75,000 square foot, three-story medical center will include two ambulatory surgery rooms and six PACU suites, and 20 clinic examination rooms. The new facility will offer treatment for a full range of pediatric orthopedic conditions, hand disorders, cleft lip and palate, and reconstructive and plastic surgies related to burn injuries and scarring. We will also offer a Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) program that provides customized prosthetic devices and rehabilitive care. Other addition to benefit patients will include a 17,000 square foot exterior therapy garden, kid-friendly interactive and educational activity areas in the lobby, and an expanded physical and occupational therapy area, including a specially designed 2nd floor rehabilitation and mobility training terrace.“We could not have selected a better partner than Huntington Memorial Hospital in this co-located and shared services partnership to better serve the pediatric specialty needs of Pasadena, the greater San Gabriel Valley, and across the Southwest,” said Lou Lazatin, Administrator.The hospital has retained two firms in the planning and construction of this new facility: architectual firm SRG Partnership, Inc., Portland, OR, and CO Architects, Los Angeles, CA. Local construction management by DPR Construction.Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Los Angeles is a specialty hospital for orthopedic conditions, prothestics and orthotics, hand disorders, burn scars, and cleft and lip palate. We provide world-class care to children under 18 regardless of the families’ abilty to pay. Top of the News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Patients Break Ground on New Shriners for Children Medical Center New Facility in Pasadena Slated for 2017 STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 3:33 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribelast_img read more

A financial literacy legacy

first_imgJohn D. Unangst, President & CEO of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) and conceptualist of The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program is fondly remembered as a visionary leader. John’s idea to initiate conversation with Berenstain Enterprises was the planted seed that continues to sprout. He knew such an exclusive relationship with such iconic children’s characters had unlimited potential for credit unions and that the relationship would be a marked differentiator for our industry.The proof is in the numbers. Teachers FCU, Smithtown, NY, added 3,800 Cub Accounts with deposits of $4.7MM since adopting The Berenstain Bears in Q4 2016. They accomplished this with no formal advertising. Instead, they relied on fliers passed out at school visits, after school programs, and community events—which is exactly how John envisioned “leading with education.”At FMFCU, the requests for financial education increase regularly. By all accounts, the CU’s relationship with the infamous Berenstain characters largely drives the increase across all age demographics. In 2017, FMFCU educators visited more than 5,400 students in grades K – 3 and hosted more than one hundred field trips attended by more than 4,300 children under the age of ten. On average, these numbers have increased by more than ten percent each year since FMFCU began building The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program in 2013.“The Berenstain Bears have made our credit union more visible in the community and among school districts in our footprint,” said Rick Durante, VP of Education. “Since 2013, we’ve added three student-operated high school branches, bringing our total to ten. We’ve also added several school districts as SEGs because of the classroom financial education courses we offer.”Other credit unions using the program have had similar success stories. Synergy Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, TX, saw the number of new youth accounts triple during their first year of partnering with The Bears. Prior to adopting The Berenstain Bears, youth account openings were flat at O Bee Credit Union, Tumwater, WA. In less than a year, O Bee saw a 100% increase in new youth accounts. In their second year, O Bee added 1,100 new accounts and dedicated an employee to manage the program. PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, Muncie, IN, is entering its second year in the program and has enjoyed remarkable PR, membership growth, and household engagement. At least five loans could be directly traced to relationships formed with parents or relatives of Cub Account holders.While John was proud to hear about these and many other success stories, he was always cognizant of the need to keep this program growing in scope so that every U.S. citizen would have the ability to join a Berenstain Bears affiliated credit union near them, and that the program would exceed their needs and expectations.Just before the New Year, John convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. with The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program advisory board. The purpose was to discuss methods for enhancing the program to further promote reading and financial literacy, while promoting the benefits of credit union membership. As a result, the decision was made to offer the credit union edition of the 1983 classic The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money to all credit unions rather than just to those participating in The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program.“Through our interactions with hundreds of credit unions, we learned that many were using this classic title in their financial literacy efforts just as FMFCU did prior to the exclusive credit union relationship with Berenstain Enterprises,” Durante said. “So it just made sense that any credit unions using this title have the credit union edition, in which all bank references and graphics are replaced with credit union.”John’s untimely passing in January devastated FMFCU and the credit union industry but his vision will continue to be the driving force behind Credit Union Network for Financial Literacy’s mission to enhance financial education and bolster credit union membership within the communities we serve. 76SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: Detailslast_img read more

5 reasons to think twice before closing branches

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While many financial institution branches may not be profitable on paper, bank and credit union leaders should think carefully before closing the doors. Even in the digital age, branches remain a critical channel for many consumers. Closing too many branches too quickly in some areas could lead to bad public relations, brand damage, angry consumers and business customers, and other nasty surprises.The pace of bank branch closures continues to increase. Banks closed nearly 2,000 brick and mortar locations in 2018, and more than 11,000 since 2012, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.Many financial institutions are cutting locations to reduce costs as consumers shift towards digital channels. Meanwhile, consolidations and acquisitions are also persuading managers to close redundant locations in some markets.last_img read more

Northport Man Fatally Hit by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 70-year-old Northport man was fatally hit by a car in Long Beach on Halloween.Nassau County police said Jan Kalas was crossing Austin Boulevard at the corner of Marina Path when he was struck by a southbound Honda Civic at 8:30 a.m. Monday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was neither injured nor charged.Homicide Squad detectives inspected the vehicle and are continuing the investigation.last_img

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Manchester United team changes as Anthony Martial is benched

first_img Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Manchester United team changes as Anthony Martial is benched Solskjaer makes four changes from the midweek draw with Burnley (Picture: Getty)Asked about his changes, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: ‘Well we’re looking more like we did against Arsenal a week ago or 10 days ago, so it’s just one change from that team with Rashford in for Lukaku.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘So we have loads of games. We have picked a team today that we think is going to give Leicester the most difficult situation.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe went into more detail with MUTV, saying: ‘Fresh legs, but then we look like we did in the Arsenal game. There’s only one change from the Arsenal game so I don’t think it’s that many new faces and difficult relationships.‘Of course we’re away from home. The arsenal game was a perfect example of how we want to look away from home. Solskjaer wants to replicate the tactics against Arsenal, with Martial scoring off the bench (Getty)‘And we’re playing against a good team with loads of pace today so we’ve got to make sure we counter-attack that.’On whether he will utilise an attacking bench if need, Solskjaer added: ‘Yeah I think so. We’ve got Juan [Mata] who scored twice here last year as well. Rom and Anthony on the bench, so that’s an attacking force.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Feb 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link357Sharescenter_img Advertisement Advertisement The Frenchman has been out of action with a small niggle (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made four changes to his Manchester United starting XI as he looks to replicate the performance his side gave away to Arsenal in the FA Cup.Eric Bailly, Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard all come into the side, though Anthony Martial – who missed the midweek draw with Burnley due to a little injury problem – is only on the bench.Solskjaer says he has been keen to rotate his side to keep them fresh, while all but one of the starting XI were in the team that ripped apart Arsenal.last_img read more

LIME and DSC partner in hosting summer internship program

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews LIME and DSC partner in hosting summer internship program by: – June 7, 2012 Share 27 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Five LIME interns seated on the second row behind Miss Dominica, Nadira Lando and Asa “Asa Banton” EdwardsLIME Dominica and the Dominica State College announced a partnership in hosting a summer internship program for five business students at a press conference on Wednesday.General Manager of LIME Dominica, Jeffrey Baptiste who made the announcement, explained that the program will provide the students with an opportunity to receive hands on experience in sales and marketing.“Sales leadership and customer service are very challenging. While the academic accomplishments might be very, very impressive the attitude and the right set of behaviors, positive mindset, aggressive and assertiveness sometimes is lacking and this is why we are focusing on using an internship program using the business students of the college”.This he said is all in the company’s focus on ensuring that LIME remains relevant to Dominicans.“We want to ensure that this company remains relevant to the people of Dominica so we want to position ourselves as the best choice for telecommunication services and a place of work in this landscape”.Meanwhile, DSC’s President Dr. Donald Peters, endorsed the program and complimented LIME for this initiative, noting that it is a risk which they are taking as they may lose the students after training them.“The investment in partnerships has two values; one is it helps develop our country because the company is making an investment in the country, and secondly the student is getting what we at the Dominica State College call student centered learning”.Dr. Peters also emphasized that the college is about training people and highlighted the significance of the program.“LIME is the company that actually has a program for absorbing the students and continuing it because if LIME trains our students into being sales people or marketing people, they are not all going to work for LIME. So other people will benefit and the country will benefit. It is important secondly because we believe that our future as Dominicans has to be built on nation building”. He said however, that other learning institutions should emulate the college’s student centered learning module. “Knowledge is not exams, knowledge is work; learning to work and produce for the corporation that is brave enough to take you. What we do at the college is to prepare you for that. So in all our programs we would like our people to be working while they are at school”. Dr. Peters also encouraged students to enroll into programs that they like and are interested in.“Unless you like the things that you’re doing, you’re not going to be good at it. I don’t care how many degrees you have. Education is knowledge, knowledge is power, power is money. It’s very, very simple it’s not very complex”. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Miami-Dade State Attorney to drop curfew violation charges against protesters

first_imgMiami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has announced her office is dropping all charges against protesters arrested for violating the countywide curfew.Rundle said “I see no value in prosecuting these individuals and plan to drop all their cases in the absence of aggravating circumstances. Together, we can work to make Miami-Dade County a safe, secure and respectful community for all and a place where everyone’s voices are heard and valued.”Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez lifted the curfew on Monday.last_img

An Event that Will Tickle You Pink

first_imgThe Two River Times™ is a 2013 sponsor of Paint the Town Pink, a breast cancer awareness initiative sponsored by Meridian Health System. Additional information about Paint the Town Pink can be found at Tom Paolello is the public relations manager at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. By Tom PaolellaCome out and support the importance of annual mammography
By now you’ve probably seen some part of the Pink hue surrounding Monmouth and Ocean counties, courtesy of Meridian Health’s Paint the Town Pink.This year’s month-long Pink campaign includes num­erous signature Pink events to raise awareness of the importance of mammography. In about three weeks, The Care To Give Council, a Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital Auxiliary, will be hosting its annual Party for Pink at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown.The Care to Give Council of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital gathers in 2012 at the annual Party for Pink at the Navesink Country Club. This year’s Party for Pink is scheduled for May 31.Take part in an evening to remember from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 31. Come out for a fun-filled night of dinner, drinks and dancing, including live music by Total Soul, New York City’s most exciting party band playing everything from Motown to today’s pop and R&B to the jazz/big band standards of the 1940s.Tickets are $75 and reservations are limited. To purchase tickets call 855-PINK411.In addition, this year’s event will feature two special awards for individuals who have Paint the Town Pink running through their hearts. Tria Deibert, marketing director for Riverview Medi­cal Center and Bay­shore Community Hospi­tal, will be honored with the Pink Visionary award and Sally Harris, the very first Paint the Town Pink committee member, will be honored with the Pink Volunteer award. 
Harris is from Ocean Grove and 2013 marks the seventh year she has been volunteering her time to the Pink committee. More importantly, 2013 marks the seventh year that Harris is cancer free. Harris is a firm believer in annual mammograms, especially after one identified something suspicious in her breast seven years ago.Paint the Town Pink 2013 runs from May 1-31. Party for Pink is just one of the exciting events happening during the month. For a complete list of events, ticket and registration information and more, visit To register for any event, call 855-PINK411.Proceeds from any ticketed event will benefit the Pink Fund, which provides mammography for uninsured or underinsured women in our community.Also be sure to follow Paint the Town Pink on Facebook to see highlights of this year’s campaign.last_img read more