South Bay families donate $2 million to LCMH Cardiology Program

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation recently received two $1 million gifts from South Bay philanthropists Stanley and Maureen Moore and the Scharffenberger family, to support the enhancement of cardiovascular services at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.

Significant investment over the next three years will include: an enhanced electrophysiology suite with stereotaxis for cardiac rhythm procedures, a hybrid operating room for increased cardiac and endovascular surgical capabilities, and additional catheterization laboratory space to accommodate a growing number of patients.

“Maureen and I have a sentimental connection to the hospital as all four of our children and all five of our grandchildren were born here,” Stanley Moore said. “We also wanted to give back out of respect and admiration for two physicians who have impacted our lives, Dr. Mike Del Vicario and Dr. John Armato.” 

“It would not be an exaggeration to say that Providence Little Company of Mary and its fantastic doctors, nurses and staff saved our mother’s life two years ago,” said family spokesman George Scharffenberger. “Through that experience, we came to realize that Providence Little Company of Mary is more than a hospital — it is a vital part of our community.”


Voices

‘Digging a well together’

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Christian de Cherge, the Trappist Abbott who was martyred in Algeria in 1996, was fond of sharing this story: He had a very close Muslim friend, Mohammed, and the two of them used to pray together, even as they remained aware of their differences as Muslim and Christian.  

Aware too that certain schools of thought, both Muslim and Christian, warn against this type of prayer out of a sense that the various faiths are not praying to the same God, the two of them didn’t call their sessions together prayer. Rather they imagined themselves as “digging a well together.”

 

 

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January 31, 2015

  • Saturday, January 31

    Nine-Hour Novena and Mass, 6:45 a.m., Saint Joseph the Worker Church, 19855 Shermann Way, Winnetka. Sponsored by the Infant Jesus of Prague Apostolic Group. For more information, contact Leo, (818) 633-3926. www.IJPAG.com

    Nun Run 5K, 8 a.m., Race starts on Dover Ave. in Thousand Oaks. Registration $25-35 and includes Nun Run T-shirt and pancake breakfast. For more information, email events@sndca.org or visit www.sndca.org/nunrun.

    Charismatic Mass with Healing Service, 8:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 9451 Broadway, Temple City. Mass will be celebrated by Father Mark Strader.

     

     

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