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New Members Take a Seat at Health Care Foundation Board Table

New Members Take a Seat at Health Care Foundation Board Table

Since its founding by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance in 1925, Torrance Memorial Medical Center has looked to the support of its community to help it remain a locally governed, non-profit medical center. The Torrance Memorial Health Care Foundation was established in 1980 to support the medical center’s ongoing mission of developing funding sources to support the health care and community services the medical center provides.

That mission is now more critical than ever, as the Foundation embarks on the home stretch of its $200 million capital fundraising campaign for construction of the new $350 million Patient Tower. The Torrance Memorial Health Care Foundation is pleased to welcome two enthusiastic new members to help it lead this charge.

Joseph Hohm

As a certified public accountant primarily devoted to physicians, it was a natural evolution for Joseph Hohm to get involved with Torrance Memorial back in the 1990s. Back then, he served nine years on the Board of Trustees. Today, more than two decades later, he returns to bring a fresh perspective as a new member of the Health Care Foundation board.

“Because of my work serving South Bay medical practices and previous involvement with the medical center, I thought it would be gratifying and natural for me to participate on a more formal basis,” Hohm says.

Hohm is the owner of Redondo Beach-based Medical Accounting Service, a public accounting firm servicing more than 300 physicians and dentists. He has owned and operated the business since 1980. Prior to acquiring that business, Hohm spent five years in the tax department of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, three years as chief financial officer for a public real estate development company, and three years as chief financial officer for a private medical data processing company.

Hohm graduated magna cum laude from University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in business. He received his Juris Doctorate from USC School of Law in 1972.

Ann Raymond Zimmerman

Ann Raymond Zimmerman admits to having gone “volunteer crazy” when her children were in school, but now that they are grown, she has tapered off her activities quite a bit. She is looking forward to turning her attention to serving as a member of the Torrance Memorial Health Care Foundation board.

Her long track record of community service includes positions as event chair of the Junior League of Los Angeles gala, as well as capital campaign chair and member of the board of directors for the Junior League. She also served on the boards of directors for the Palos Verdes High School PTSA, Palos Verdes Pop Warner cheerleading and Palos Verdes ETI (English horse shows). She has served in various capacities for the Los Angeles Music Center Club 100, University of Southern California Town & Gown, USC Hospital Foundation and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art–Costume Council, among other organizations.

She was born at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois, and she spent her childhood moving to various states as a self-described “Air Force brat.” Her teen years were spent in Texas and Palos Verdes. She and her husband, Gary, are long-time residents of Rolling Hills, where they reside with their two ponies, two puppies and a “very old” cat. The couple has three children; the youngest is 21.

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