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BY VICTORIA CLAYTON Marina Del Rey resident Nancy Mamann loves that she shares many of her mother’s qualities—a health-conscious and proactive approach to living, creativity and remarkable youthfulness. But there’s […]

WISE & HEALTHY AGING HELPS OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS UNDERSTAND THEIR CHOICES. BY SHARI ROAN When Carla Alvarado’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she faced the fact that […]

SAINT JOHN’S CAREGIVERS WOULD STOP AT NOTHING TO HELP A YOUNG WOMAN CONQUER CANCER AND HAVE A HEALTHY BABY. BY SHARI ROAN / PHOTOGRAPHED BY MATTHEW SMITH Gastrointestinal cancer surgeon […]

BY NANCY SOKOLER STEINER Gail “Goldie” Westheimer had a problem that most women, understandably, don’t like to talk about. But given how treatment from her Providence Saint John’s Health Center […]

SURGEON EVAN WALGAMA’S WORK HELPING HIS PATIENTS MAKE DECISIONS STEERS HIS RESEARCH PURSUITS.BY PATRICK J. KIGER When Evan S. Walgama, MD, sees a patient at Saint John’s Cancer Institute, he […]

A couple’s dedication to philanthropy is embraced by their daughter. BY SHARI ROANIn January 2021, only weeks before a vaccine for COVID-19 became available in the U.S., Robert Fox, 92, […]

The Borstein family’s gift bolsters Saint John’s Cancer Institute’s melanoma program.BY PATRICK J. KIGER / PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL NEVEUX When the Borstein Family Foundation chose to provide a major gift […]

DECADES BEFORE CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY BECAME WIDELY AVAILABLE, SAINT JOHN’S WAS CURING PATIENTS USING NOVEL TREATMENTS. BY NANCY BRANDS WARD / PHOTOGRAPHED BY MATTHEW SMITH More than three decades ago, Jack […]

The newly opened Digestive Health Institute provides comprehensive care in a comfortable setting. By Nancy Brands Ward Almost everyone experiences problems with digestive health at some point. For some, it’s […]

Including Saint John’s in her estate plan ensures Grace Cherry’s legacy will endure. Written by Nancy Sokoler Steiner When Grace Cherry, RN, was only 3 years old, she would take […]