Novas, two Auxiliary support groups for Torrance Memorial, celebrated their
25th anniversary at the 2015 Grand Finale by presenting a check for $25,000
to Torrance Memorial Medical Center at their annual Grand Finale event
at the Torrance Marriott. The Novas also recognized 14 graduating high
school senior members who have contributed more than 3,800 hours over
their four years of volunteer service.
Novas members are high school students who receive valuable experience
through various hospital volunteer opportunities in the hopes of inspiring
them to have a lifetime of commitment to service.Beginning in the ninth
grade, students work throughout the year supporting the medical center
by volunteering their time and talents within the Foundation, Auxiliary
and Home Health and Hospice departments. The Luminaries are comprised
mostly of the Novas’ parents.
Novas also volunteer in Escort services wearing Auxiliary blue jackets
and assisting hospital personnel with deliveries and patient discharges.
In addition, Novas and Luminaries organize a bake sale each year to raise
money for Torrance Memorial.