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Irmina Flores, RN, BSN

Jul 20, 2023 Comments Off on Irmina Flores, RN, BSN
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

“This is the only job where you see the baby grow up to be a 21-year-old adult, and I’m still taking care of them… It’s like having another family.”

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Rosie Avila, MD

Jun 27, 2023 Comments Off on Rosie Avila, MD
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

As a child, Rosie Avila, MD accompanied her mother (who only spoke Spanish) to medical appointments to translate important information. Now, as obstetrics and gynecology faculty at Adventist Health White Memorial, Dr. Avila offers culturally competent care specific to the needs of the community we serve, resulting an increase in overall visits and improved patient outcomes among Latino, Spanish-speaking populations.

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Ruben Maciel

Jun 12, 2023 Comments Off on Ruben Maciel
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

Ruben Maciel is President of The SL Group and new Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation (AHWMCF) Board of Directors Board Chair. Ruben joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and has served the East LA and Boyle Heights communities with tremendous passion, empathy and leadership. He believes that no…

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Kathleen P.

Jun 12, 2023 Comments Off on Kathleen P.
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

It was a Thursday afternoon when Kathleen P., a 47-year-old resident of Boyle Heights, suddenly felt confused and dizzy while she was driving. Next, her vision blurred. She pulled over and managed to get to her phone. Something was clearly wrong. Her vision was now completely impaired so she had…

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Patricia Razzano

May 30, 2023 Comments Off on Patricia Razzano
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

Patricia Razzano, 66, lives in Laguna Niguel in Orange County. She’s a successful resort and spa specialty sales representative. She’s a wife, a mother to three daughters and a grandmother of three. She’s fiercely independent, confident and doesn’t like to complain. To call her busy is an understatement. So, it…

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Nora Fabrigar, RN

May 30, 2023 Comments Off on Nora Fabrigar, RN
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

Working in the behavioral health unit of a hospital can be one of the most demanding and rewarding experiences for a nurse. It takes a special kind of nurse to effectively care for and support the individuals who come through the unit’s doors. At Adventist Health White Memorial, one such…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May 24, 2023 Comments Off on Mental Health Awareness Month
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an annual public health awareness campaign to shed light on the importance of emotional well-being and its crucial role in overall health. At Adventist Health White Memorial, we prioritize improving pediatric behavioral health with an emphasis on prevention, working tirelessly to serve the children…

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Jessica Ancona

May 24, 2023 Comments Off on Jessica Ancona
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Jessica Ancona was sworn in as El Monte’s mayor. But as she took her oath of office, the ceremony was tinged with bittersweet emotions: just two days earlier, Ancona tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, her swearing-in took place virtually as she lay in…

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María Lozada

May 24, 2023 Comments Off on María Lozada
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

Twenty-five years ago, María Lozada’s infant son, Jeremiah, developed a fever. At the time, Lozada was a 24-year-old wife and mother, juggling her work at the California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program with the classes needed to become an elementary school teacher. But as Jeremiah’s fever raged, he was…

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Ruben Rosales

May 24, 2023 Comments Off on Ruben Rosales
June 20 @ 3:36 pm

In 1991, at 31 years old, Ruben Rosales received a life-altering lupus diagnosis. Doctors delivered a chilling prognosis: “You have 10 years to live.”

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