A New Generation of Support
There is no experience more valuable than the act of coming together to
do something positive for your community. The Torrance Memorial Young
Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA) connects like-minded physicians
and professionals in the South Bay who share the drive to do well for
themselves and do good for their community.
Established in 2012, this exclusive group was designed to bring together
young physicians and successful professionals in the South Bay community
to engage in dynamic social gatherings that allow for personal and professional
networking while increasing awareness of and support for Torrance Memorial.
Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance’s mission is to bring
physician and community leaders together in support of Torrance Memorial
and the community's health.
- Support Torrance Memorial's maternal and child health services: Labor
& Delivery, Mother/Baby Postpartum, NICU, & Pediatrics
- Invitations to exclusive YPPA events throughout the year at fun South Bay venues
A special family-friendly event at the Torrance Memorial
- Network with like-minded South Bay physicians and business professionals
with a passion supporting the community's health care.
- Lundquist Tower private tours (by request)
What Do We Support?
- Over $30,000 donated to help with the renovation of the Mother/Baby Postpartum,
Neonatal ICU, and Pediatric departments.
- Sponsor for the Annual Pumpkin Patch Reunion for families who spent time
in the NICU.
- Money to help purchase gift cards, iPad chargers and other kid-friendly
items for the Pediatric unit
- Emergency evacuation backpacks for the NICU
- Nurses week appreciation breakfast
To more directly impact patient care, in 2015, YPPA proudly launched its
support for two awards that recognize Torrance Memorial employees who
go above and beyond to make a difference with our patients and visitors.
DAISY Award recognizes Registered Nurses who demonstrate excellence through their
clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care.
The Reason is You recognition honors extraordinary persons in any job classification who
have created a remarkable customer experience through their compassionate
communication, behavior or teamwork.
The YPPA is led by a volunteer committee comprised of enthusiastic young
professionals interested not only in Torrance Memorial but also in creating
events and partnerships which educate and empower people to make a positive
contribution to the community.
- Nadia Antii
- Kevin Bidenkap
- Nadine Bobit
- Danielle Boujikian
- Cody Charnell
- Steven Griswold
- Heidi Hoffman, MD
- Brandon Hohm
- Jamie McKinnell, MD - Co-Chair
- Matthew Marshall
- Vimal Murthy, MD
- Maria Olton, RN
- Angela Park Sheldon
- Alex Shen, MD
- Jason Stone
- Brandy Van Zitter, RN
- Clay Zachry, Co-Chair
YPPA Photo Albums
Thank you for your interest in the Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the YPPA Program or
join, please contact Sophia Neveu at 310-257-7266.
Torrance Memorial Foundation is registered with the Internal Revenue Service
as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax # 95-3528452