Providence Health Magazine Summer 2014

June 6, 2014 Providence Health Team

Summer is beckoning—vacation time, lazy days at the beach and time to celebrate your health. At Providence we offer a full continuum of care, providing healing for the most serious illnesses to the more routine.

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica is home to the Brain Tumor Center, where medical advances have changed the lives of thousands. Utilizing the “keyhole” surgical approach—through a tiny incision in the skull or even through the nostril—our neurosurgeons are experts at removing tumors, helping to ensure fewer complications and quicker healing. Read about our successes inside this issue of Providence.

Across Providence Southern California our orthopedic surgeons, too, are experts in minimally invasive surgery to replace joints. New hips and new knees (and more!) can mean new life. Tiny incisions allow many procedures to be done in an outpatient setting, and patients can get back to doing the things they love, sooner.

For those who do have to spend some time in the hospital, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance offers a bit of pampering. We all know hospital food usually isn’t on any critics’ awards lists, but Providence has made an effort to offer healthier, tastier—even gourmet—selections. The food services team at our Torrance hospital created At Your Service, allowing patients the choice of when they want to eat and providing a new menu of tempting dishes.

You’ll also read about our Cleft Palate Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, where we take a team approach to help children with cleft palate and similar abnormalities. Lastly we’d like to share the success of the 157-year-old Providence Mission of compassionate care to the poor and vulnerable. Read inside about the community benefit programs we offer to our neighbors most in need.

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