Written by Nadine Bobit
As a founding member of Torrance Memorial’s Young Physicians and
Professionals Alliance (YPPA), I have helped many understand the importance
of getting young doctors and professionals involved with supporting our
hospital. YPPA sponsors an internal award called The Reason is You. The
award recognizes and celebrates employees and physicians who provide extraordinary
service by going above and beyond their everyday roles. This award profoundly
resonates with me and makes me feel confident my community hospital cares
for my family, my welfare and the people who live near me.
I became involved at Torrance Memorial in 1982 when my oldest son, Blake,
was born. As my family grew (my son Ben is now 31 and daughter Brooke
is 30), my volunteering involvement did as well. When Blake was in high
school, he wanted to volunteer in the emergency room. During this time,
a parent was required to be present if he was going to have the opportunity.
Together, we volunteered until he left for college, and I have continued
volunteering in the ED since 1999. Now with two granddaughters, Alice
(9) and Anna (6) who were both born at Torrance Memorial, I have new recruits
to get involved as volunteers in the future!
Additionally, I have served on the Foundation board for 18 years and have
participated as a co-chair for the high-fashion runway show during the
Holiday Festival for 17 years. My husband Ty and I are Patrons and support
the hospital by attending many events throughout the year. I have been
fortunate to have the time and energy to give back to our wonderful community
by volunteering. I am from a family household of eight children, two grandparents
and two parents—a full house where everyone pitched in to help one
another. Consequently, many of us volunteer, and my 97-year-old mother
still does too.
Exemplary workers, quality doctors, dedicated nurses, kind staff and great
volunteers make Torrance Memorial the best hospital in the South Bay!
The growth and expansions of the Medical Center, the Lundquist Tower,
our affiliation with Cedars-Sinai, the cutting-edge Hunt Cancer Center,
new medical facilities in Torrance, Rolling Hills Estates and El Segundo
are all great examples of how we excel. I feel very fortunate to be involved
because of these high standards and excellent associates.
The value of having supreme medical care in our community is of the utmost
importance to me, my family and my friends. Once the pandemic restrictions
have lifted, I encourage you to come take a tour. I would love to host
you. I admit, it gives me great pleasure to call Torrance Memorial my
family. It is the best of the best!