Preemie Twin Babies Receive Life-Saving Care
November 10, 2020

Preemie Twin Babies Receive Life-Saving Care

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month. While no one plans or prepares to have a premature baby, some parents may find themselves in this situation. This was the case for Kaylee Tomes and her husband in March this year.

First-time mom Kaylee, a resident of Simi Valley, was excited to welcome twin babies. At 33 weeks, Kaylee was admitted to Simi Valley Hospital for Preeclampsia—a pregnancy complication where expectant

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CHA HPMC Nursing Leader Marichel Verde Shares How She Conquered Type 2 Diabetes
November 3, 2020

CHA HPMC Nursing Leader Marichel Verde Shares How She Conquered Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

The first thing you notice when you walk into Marichel Verde’s office at CHA HPMC is a giant jar of candies. Don’t let this image trick you, because Marichel—Director of Medical-Surgical Unit at CHA HPMC—doesn’t eat a single candy, thanks to type 2 diabetes.

Family members and colleagues know Marichel as someone always on her feet, pacing through the hospital floors. “I was no longer the same person

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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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