James Camp Bids Adieu to Corrective Lenses after Premium Cataract Surgery at CHA HPMC’s Southern California Eye Institute
August 24, 2020

James Camp Bids Adieu to Corrective Lenses after Premium Cataract Surgery at CHA HPMC’s Southern California Eye Institute

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

After Lasik surgery in 2005, James Camp, 69, didn’t notice any problem with his eyesight until recently when he found himself struggling to read advertisements on the television. Camp started wearing glasses at the age of seven and later switched to contact lenses in high school. “After noticing my vision problem, I decided to visit the same local eye clinic where I got my Lasik surgery done. Upon visiting,

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CHA HPMC’s Chalet Hosts Unique Birthday Celebration for Salvador Barrios During COVID-19
August 10, 2020

CHA HPMC’s Chalet Hosts Unique Birthday Celebration for Salvador Barrios During COVID-19

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Celebrating your birthday in a hospital can certainly put a damper on celebrations. The staff members at Chalet, CHA HPMC’s long term care unit, took the time to make patient Salvador Barrios feel special on his big day. As CHA HPMC has limited visitation to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Salvador received a special birthday surprise from his family from a safe distance away.

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CHA HPMC ‘ICU Heroes’ Save Irina Tsuerman’s Mother, Give Her Life
July 20, 2020

CHA HPMC ‘ICU Heroes’ Save Irina Tsuerman’s Mother, Give Her Life

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

For Irina Tsuerman, her mother, Zvard Tonoyan, was her life. Irina’s whole world came crashing down when her mother suffered a heart attack and was admitted to our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “My mother was in an extremely critical situation. My whole world revolves around her and seeing her critical just broke my heart,” says Irina, controlling her tears.

This isn’t the first time that Irina’s mom, who is

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Mark Receives Timely Care and Treatment for Wrist Drop at CHA HPMC Acute Rehab
July 6, 2020

Mark Receives Timely Care and Treatment for Wrist Drop at CHA HPMC Acute Rehab

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Mark*, a family medicine physician, tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the severity of his symptoms and condition, he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a local hospital and was intubated for 15 days. “He was under heavy sedation and sleeping most of the time. The nurses turned him over at regular intervals,” says his wife, who did not wish to be named.

After spending

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‘Doctor & Nurses Made Me Feel Safe & Comfortable’: Monique Gutierrez’s Story of Giving Birth during COVID-19
June 8, 2020

‘Doctor & Nurses Made Me Feel Safe & Comfortable’: Monique Gutierrez’s Story of Giving Birth during COVID-19

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Monique Gutierrez was prepared for her planned C-section on May 1, 2020. She and her husband drove to CHA HPMC. “I have never had any care experience at this hospital. Moreover, I wasn’t able to attend a maternity tour due to the pandemic. So, this was my first visit to the hospital and I didn’t know what to expect,” she says. Monique and her husband were greeted at the

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