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

Chilly Forecast as Honda Classic Tees Off at PGA National

first_imgGolfers will have to sport a sweater as they tee off for the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. High temperatures will only reach the 60’s with lows in the 30’s and 40’s…but there will be plenty of sunshine.Check out the golfers playing in the 2020 Honda Classic here.last_img

State Representative Chris Reykdal Takes a Stand on Legislative Pay

first_imgFacebook621Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington House DemocratsState Representative Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) is donating the difference between his cost of living increase and other state workers to charity.State Representative Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) announced that he will donate to charity any cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) provided to Legislators in excess of the COLA provided to teachers, state employees, long-term care workers, and other state collectively bargained agreements.“I deeply respect the individual decision each lawmaker will make regarding their COLA,” Reykdal said. “These are friends and fellow public servants. They often live away from their families and their communities for several months in order to serve in our citizen legislature.“There are 147 passionate and deserving legislators that serve, but speaking only for myself and as a former classroom teacher, I think it is inappropriate to accept any percentage greater than what our teachers, state employees, and other public servants receive for a COLA.”In 1986, the voters of Washington adopted a constitutional amendment taking away the salary setting authority of the Legislature. Instead, The Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials is tasked with setting salaries of legislators, statewide office holders, and judges.The independent commission approved an 11.2% COLA for legislators over two years.“It’s good policy to have a citizens’ commission doing this. Legislators should not set their own salaries,” Reykdal said. “But, after six years of frozen pay for our educators and state employees that choose a life of public service, they should be first in line now that the economy is recovering.”Reykdal will donate the difference between the Legislature’s COLA (expected to be 8% beginning in September) and the COLA provided to teachers, state employees, and other bargaining groups as determined in the final operating budget to the Children’s Fund Charity.“This fund reimburses teachers who spend money out of their own pockets to buy meals, jackets, shoes, glasses, and other necessities for their students,” Reykdal said. “Educators are heroes who deserve substantially more compensation than we currently provide. They should not have to be on our state’s social safety net at the same time.”“At this point we are working hard to get our teachers and public employees a 3% COLA in the first year. If that holds, I will donate the difference, 5% of my legislative salary, to the Children’s Fund Charity. And I will continue to do so in perpetuity until teachers and state employees achieve 11.2% COLAs.”last_img read more

Cockhill Park to celebrate Golden Jubilee

first_imgThere will be a huge celebration in Inishowen on Saturday when Buncrana’s Cockhill Park celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Buncrana housing estate, which consists of 26 homes, is set to host more than 400 people for a major celebration.The day’s events will kick-off at 3pm when Fr Walsh takes mass proceeding on the green in front of Cockhill Park before food is served and live music follows in the evening. As part of the Golden Jubilee celebration, the organising committee published a book on Friday, complete with photographs from Donal Kearney.Visitors have been advised to use available parking at the local school hall and church to avoid congestion.Cockhill Park to celebrate Golden Jubilee was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Playing against royalty in 2017 SEA Games

first_imgThe Brunei national football team captain is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. He announced himself at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, when Brunei finished bottom of their six-team group. Royal blood aside, the 19-year-old is a footballing prospect, having already recorded appearances for the youth sides of English Premier League clubs Southampton, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City.KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN Thailand, for example, have been represented by at least two royalties. The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej won the OK dinghy class in sailing at the 1967 Bangkok SEAP Games, while Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana – the only daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn – clinched the badminton team gold at the 2005 Manila SEA Games.FAIQ BOLKIAHFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It is not often that you can tell your friends and family that you took on a king or princess, but some SEA Games athletes can.Ever since the inaugural South-east Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games in 1959, the biennial event has seen royal descendants participate in sports which pit them against people of different backgrounds.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Despite having his polo qualifications challenged by Johor Crown Prince Ismail Idris after his inclusion in Malaysia’s polo squad was announced, he is set to be the first minister in the region to take part in the SEA Games. The 41-year-old Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia previously played in international matches, and in July’s Malaysia Open. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia View commentslast_img read more

Riding the wave

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Real ‘battle’ happens on POC General Assembly, not on Feb. 23 polls Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Meanwhile, the league approved on Thursday the revised trade involving Rain or Shine and TNT, which sent guard Kris Rosales, rookie Sidney Onwubere and a first-round pick in exchange for guard Jericho Cruz.The Texters added Rosales to the deal, paving the way for the approval of the swap by commissioner Willie Marcial. The Batang Pier try to sustain their momentum when they clash with second-ranked Magnolia on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We have to continue playing the way we did (against TNT) and not worry about other results,” Jarencio said. “We have to stay aggressive. The players want to make the playoffs and I feel this is our best chance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBlackwater faces Kia in the curtain raiser at 4:30 p.m. with the Elite gunning for a share of the ninth spot with the Texters. With just two games separating the fourth to 10th ranked teams, Blackwater, with a 3-5 record, is hard-pressed to win its remaining three games to stand a chance of making the quarterfinals.The Picanto, with only one win to show from their first eight games, will kiss their quarterfinal hopes goodbye with another loss. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES (FILE) PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netNico Elorde’s career performance against TNT KaTropa guard Jayson Castro and Jeric Teng’s return to the PBA weren’t the only feel-good stories for GlobalPort on Wednesday night.GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio feels his team is playing their best basketball at a critical time in the Philippine Cup, where the playoff race is headed for a down-the-wire finish.ADVERTISEMENT Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Magnolia is coming off a 101-95 loss to Rain or Shine in a road game in Calasiao, Pangasinan province, last Saturday. The Hotshots are looking to avoid a third straight loss, even as top gunner Paul Lee remains doubtful due to a high ankle sprain.In contrast, GlobalPort whipped up an early storm to extend TNT’s woes with a 99-84 win and climb up to seventh in the standings with a 4-4 slate.Elorde sparkled with 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while being matched up with Castro in the game.“I’m just glad to repay the trust coach has shown to me,” Elorde said. “More importantly, we need to stay consistent if we want to make the playoffs.”Signed by GlobalPort just a day before the game, Teng made the most out of his 10-minute stint on the floor with nine points on three triples as he reunited with Jarencio, who coached him at the University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Woman gangraped, burnt alive in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh

first_imgA woman was allegedly raped and burnt alive by five men in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh late on Sunday night. It was the third incident of rape in the state in as many days.According to police, the accused forcibly entered the house of 35-year-old Anarkali in Prabhapur village and gang-raped her. Her husband, who works in Delhi, was away when the crime took place.After raping her, the accused allegedly poured petrol on the victim and set her on fire. She was taken to Etah district hospital by the neighbours where the woman succumbed to her grievous burn injuries about 90 minutes after being admitted.However, before dying, the victim made a statement to the additional district magistrate. Her children have also identified one of the accused. However, no arrest was made in the case till Monday morning.Earlier, a Dalit teenager was stabbed in her eyes after she resisted rape by two young men in Kannauj district, while another Dalit girl was raped by a man at gunpoint in Basti district.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

20 days agoArsenal fullback Tierney admits PSG striker Mbappe toughest he’s faced

first_imgArsenal fullback Tierney admits PSG striker Mbappe toughest he’s facedby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney admits PSG striker Kylian Mbappe is the toughest opponent he’s faced.Tierney came up against Mbappe in the Champions League with Celtic.He told Arsenal’s YouTube channel: “The one who posed the most difficulties? Kylian Mbappé. He was so fast, like his entire team. It’s the toughest game I’ve played in my career, there was Daniel Alves and Mbappé on my side. “If I learned from this meeting? Yes, great, we suffered 7-1. But when you face the best players in the world, you learn anyway whatever the outcome. But yes, it was hard, my most difficult evening.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

17 days agoCallum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea transfer ban has worked out well

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea transfer ban has worked out wellby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi says Chelsea’s transfer ban has helped the development of the club’s young players.As a result of the restrictions Chelsea have turned to youth, and the likes of Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have been given a chance in the first team.“I would say the transfer ban is a good thing for us because it gives more players more opportunities to play,” the 18-year-old said ahead of England Under-21’s games against Slovenia and Austria.“I don’t think it’s really restricting anything. Even if there wasn’t a transfer ban I think the young players would still be working hard and pushing in training to get a start. The manager is obviously rewarding the players depending on who’s working hard, who’s training well.“It doesn’t matter if you’re the best in the world or the worst in the world, as long as you have the right mentality and work ethic.” last_img read more

PM Welcomes $3-Billion Investment by Seprod

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has welcomed the launch of the Seprod Group’s new $3-billion state-of-the-art grains mill, Jamaica Grain and Cereals Limited, which has created employment for 300 more Jamaicans.“It is an important signal when one of the largest food manufacturers in the Caribbean undertakes such an expansive investment,” Mr. Holness said, at a ceremony to officially open the facility at Seprod, located on Felix Fox Boulevard in Kingston on Thursday (March 15).The Prime Minister said Seprod’s new venture is significant, as it puts the country “on a good footing for (continued) growth,” adding that he is pleased to see that level of investment in downtown Kingston.“What Seprod is doing is taking a calculated risk to ensure its success and is confirming its significant role within the virtuous cycle of business success and national economic growth,” he said.The Prime Minister emphasised that the Government continues to support the private sector by creating a stable and predictable environment where businesses can take the calculated risks required to invest and earn a profit from their investments.“The Government has created an environment where entrepreneurs can take calculated risks (on investment), and we want to see more entrepreneurs, more businesses, whether it is in manufacturing or agriculture (taking more risks), and we are making sure that the environment is one which (facilitates this),” he said.Mr. Holness said he is pleased that the investment, which also represents a milestone in Jamaica’s reindustrialisation, will assist with economic growth through import substitution.He thanked the Seprod Group for continuing to demonstrate confidence in Jamaica, assuring that the Government will continue to play its role in facilitating the private sector in creating growth.The multigrain milling facility, which involves a partnership with Seaboard Corporation, will produce the company’s new Gold Seal Flour brand and corn products.The Seprod Group manufactures and distributes edible oils and fats, dairy and fruit beverages, corn products, flour, sugar, baked snacks and other household consumer products. Story Highlights “It is an important signal when one of the largest food manufacturers in the Caribbean undertakes such an expansive investment,” Mr. Holness said, at a ceremony to officially open the facility at Seprod, located on Felix Fox Boulevard in Kingston on Thursday (March 15). “What Seprod is doing is taking a calculated risk to ensure its success and is confirming its significant role within the virtuous cycle of business success and national economic growth,” he said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has welcomed the launch of the Seprod Group’s new $3-billion state-of-the-art grains mill, Jamaica Grain and Cereals Limited, which has created employment for 300 more Jamaicans.last_img read more