BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT 514 N. Prospect Ave., 3rd Fl., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 310/374-3426 www.bchd.org
Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is the largest preventive health agency in the nation, and has served the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach since 1955. It offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases across the lifespan – from Pre-natal and children to families and older adults. BCHD operates Adventureplex, a health and fitness center where kids play their way to good health, and the Center for Health and Fitness, a comprehensive medically based fitness center.
KAISER PERMANENTE 25825 S. Vermont Ave., Harbor City, CA 90710 310/517-4267 | www.kp.org
A Healthy Workforce Supports Your Bottom Line Keeping your employees healthy is not just good for your workforce; it’s also good for your bottom line. Did you know that unscheduled employee absences can cost employers $3,600 a year per hourly employee?
In addition, some employees who have chronic health conditions may not be fully productive, a phenomenon known as “presenteeism”.
Here are some low-cost and no-cost tips to reduce absenteeism and “presenteeism”:
Ask employees to form a healthy living committee. Employees will embrace healthier living at work if they’re engaged in planning healthy workplace activities. Choose committee members of all ages and fitness levels.
Promote good nutrition. What kind of food is offered to employees in vending machines, the cafeteria or at meetings? Replace the morning donuts with low-fat yogurt or in-season fruit. Start a weight loss challenge program so that employees can support each other in making dietary changes.
Encourage physical activity throughout the workday. Create walking clubs with activities geared toward a variety of fitness levels. Provide inexpensive pedometers to encourage employees to reach 10,000 steps per day. Instead of meeting around a conference room table, ask small groups to try walking meetings outside.
Find out if your health insurer offers healthy lifestyles programs. In addition to traditional health education classes, Kaiser Permanente offers free online programs to support patients in reaching their health goals. These programs assess patients’ health and provide tools to manage chronic conditions, lose weight, eat healthy, quit smoking, and reduce stress.
Invest in the health of your workforce. You’ll find that healthier employees will reduce sick days, lower medical costs and increase productivity.
To find out more about healthy living resources at Kaiser Permanente, go to www.kp.org.
PROVIDENCE LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY MEDICAL CENTER TORRANCE 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 540-7676 www.providence.org/torrance
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed state-of-the-art community hospital that was named a Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals® award winner four years in a row. It has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, the hospital offers a number of specialty programs in cardiac care, robotic surgery, oncology and imaging. Additional facilities throughout the South Bay include diagnostic imaging centers, physician and urgent care offices, skilled nursing facilities, home health and hospice services, and a chemical dependency facility. It is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit health system committed to providing a comprehensive array of services to meet the needs of communities across five states, including Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California.
Providence continues the legacy of the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary in the West which spans more than 150 years. Educational, wellness and support groups are also offered. For more information, please call 1 (800) 618-6659 or log on to www.providenceclasses.org.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a locally governed, 401-bed, non-profit medical center whose purpose is to provide quality healthcare services, predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities.
Under the governance of a community-based board of trustees, Torrance Memorial serves the public interest by:
Improving the community health within the scope and expertise of its resources
Offering the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner
Maintaining long-term stability in order to assure its strength and viability for the benefit of the community.
Founded by Jared Sydney Torrance in 1925, the medical center offers general acute care services and serves as one of the only three burn centers in Los Angeles County. With approximately 3,500 employees, Torrance Memorial is one of the South Bay’s largest employers. The hospital’s medical staff includes nearly 1,000 physicians, while the volunteer corps embraces more than 800 members.
Among the many Torrance Memorial services and programs of special note are:
Emergency Department (more than 60,000 patient visits annually)
Imaging Services - Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (including an outpatient medical imaging facility)
Family Birth Center
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care (stand alone) Unit
Home Health & Hospice
Hunt Cancer Institute
Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute
McMillen Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment
Among the medical center’s ratings and accomplishments are the following recent distinctions:
US News & World Report’s recognition in five specialties.
Consistently the market leader in the annual National Research Corporation’s consumer survey of healthcare attitudes and experiences including the top scores in Best Overall Quality, Best Emergency Services, Most Preferred Hospital, and Most Preferred for cancer treatment, heart care, outpatient surgery, senior services, outpatient testing and community health programs
Recognized for Nursing Excellence by receiving the coveted Magnet® Recognition honor by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Recognized as a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, Hip, Knee and Spine, and Cardiovascular services
Received the American Cancer Society’s Medical Partnership Award for the Cancer Center
Awarded the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Gold Distinction for Cardiac Care
Awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and certified as Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
Awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for In-Patient Diabetes Care
Accrediting organizations giving Torrance Memorial high marks are:
JCAHO three-year accreditation (2012)
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Hospital received for nursing excellence
American College of Radiology for mammography services and stereotactic biopsy program
American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medicare’s Five-star Rating for skilling nursing care
College of American Pathologists, CLIA and American Association of Blood Banks for the clinical laboratory and blood bank
For more than half a century, UCLA Health has provided groundbreaking medical breakthroughs and award-winning patient care. This fall UCLA Health is opening its newest Primary Care and Medical Specialties practice in the South Bay. Comprised of four hospitals, 1700+ physicians and more than 150 medical offices in local communities, UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world. UCLA physicians are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses. Its mission is to deliver leading-edge patient care, research and education. Its vision is nothing short of healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness.
Understanding that quality of life in Southern California means “living locally” UCLA Health is significantly expanding its services throughout the South Bay in order to dramatically increase local access to UCLA physicians.
An important part of UCLA’s commitment to providing quality healthcare in the South Bay includes the opening of a 8,000+ square foot facility in Redondo Beach in the fall of 2013. UCLA Health Redondo Beach will offer South Bay residents the opportunity to reduce their commutes and see UCLA primary care and specialty physicians much closer to home.
UCLA Health Redondo Beach and additional new community-based UCLA practices that will be part of the rapidly expanding UCLA Health South Bay Medical Campus will offer the following services:
Primary Care (Internal Medicine & Family Medicine)
And many more
All locations are accepting new patients and appointments are available.
Committed to lifelong partnerships with local community organizations, businesses, government entities, educational institutions, and a wide range of non-profits organizations dedicated to enhancing the South Bay way of life, UCLA Health looks forward to serving patients and providing quality healthcare to South Bay residents We’ll see U around the neighborhood!