Dignity Health Hospitals Offer Onsite Grocery for Staff

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Glendale Memorial Hospital’s healthcare workers now have an onsite grocery store, making it easier for hospital employees to get items they need in a timely fashion.

Glendale Memorial Hospital is making a difficult situation easier for its healthcare workers with an onsite grocery store. As grocery chains face restocking issues, safety concerns and restricted hours, it can be difficult for hospital employees to get items they need.
The hospital’s cafeteria has set-up a mini-mart with shopping available every day. “I am so proud of the entire Glendale Memorial family and hope this program provides more time for our staff and physicians to spend at home,” said hospital President Jill Welton.
Alex Valdez, the director of Nutrition Services, shares that staff have expressed their gratitude for the shopping options, with the first day serving more than 100 people. Thanks to partnerships with distributors, like U.S. Foods, the cafeteria is able to sell items to staff at cost.
Visit dignityhealth.org/SoCal for more information.

Exer Urgent Care Offering Onsite Testing for COVID-19

Exer Urgent Care is now offering onsite testing for COVID-19 at all clinic locations across Southern California and drive-up testing at seven clinic locations. With a referral through Exer’s VirtualCare portal, advanced testing kits are used to provide patient results within 24 to 48 hours. VirtualCare, an extension of Exer’s patient access options, is an online urgent care service providing real-time access to a health care provider via video chat. Patients do not need an appointment; they can remotely login and will be connected to an Exer medical provider. From there, patients can be screened for COVID-19 by answering questions about risk factors and symptoms.
The risk assessment evaluation for COVID-19 follows local and state guidelines and after screening, if a test is recommended, a prescription and directive to report to the nearest Exer clinic will be issued.
“At Exer, patient safety is our No. 1 priority. During these unprecedented times, we’ve closely monitored information from the CDC to ensure we are adjusting our protocols and practices to best serve our communities,” said Dr. Brian Wilbur, chief medical officer with Exer Urgent Care.
Exer accepts most PPOs, most HMOs, Medicare and offers affordable payment options for those with minimal or no health insurance. For information about Exer and VirtualCare by Exer, visit ExerUrgentCare.com.

Faith Helps Local Caterer Endure Challenging Times

By Kristi Scott
Special to The Outlook

Tony Lancaster,Owner and Chef of HOPE Cafe & Catering

Many supporters of Door of Hope, a Pasadena-based nonprofit which helps families transition out of homelessness, are familiar with the organization’s meal donor program. The popular program, which allows volunteer groups to serve a prepared dinner to the families at Door of Hope’s transitional housing locations, has been temporarily halted because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Last year, nearly 300 people volunteered as Door of Hope meal donors. And on nights when meal donors are not available, parents take turns cooking for all of the house’s residents.
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Adventist Health Launches Virtual Assistant and Symptom Checker

Adventist Health recently announced its launch of the COVID-19 Virtual Assistant and Symptom Checker on the Adventist Health website, an easy and accessible way to check symptoms and obtain information about COVID-19 via online chat.
“During this unprecedented time of uncertainty and constant change, Adventist Health understands the essential need and our responsibility to provide up-to-date information and support to the communities we serve,” said Ramesh Nathan, medical director of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship with Adventist Health. “We know patients find these resources to be helpful, and this online tool can provide an even quicker response to those seeking information.”
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Lake Avenue Community Foundation Becomes ‘Stars’

Pasadena’s Lake Avenue Community Foundation has changed its name to “Stars” to avoid confusion with Lake Avenue Church and because people often assumed from the former name that the organization is a grant-giving foundation, according to the organization’s executive director, Nancy Stiles. Stars’ new web address is gostars.org. Continue reading “Lake Avenue Community Foundation Becomes ‘Stars’”

Cathay Bank Teams Up With UCLA Anderson Forecast

Cathay Bank Chief Operating Officer Irwin Wong announces the release of the inaugural Cathay Bank/UCLA Anderson Forecast U.S.-China Economic Report.
Cathay Bank Chief Operating Officer Irwin Wong announces the release of the inaugural Cathay Bank/UCLA Anderson Forecast U.S.-China Economic Report.

The inaugural Cathay Bank/UCLA Anderson Forecast U.S.-China Economic Report is part of Cathay Bank’s sponsorship relationship with UCLA Anderson Forecast. This publication is the first in a series of periodic reports emanating between two entities working together to deepen the world-class university’s ties with a major Chinese American Los Angeles-based bank. Continue reading “Cathay Bank Teams Up With UCLA Anderson Forecast”

Outdoor Elegance Headline Please

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The Sanicola family and their team at Outdoor Elegance are ready to help you design your patio.

Outdoor Elegance is proud to be a local neighborhood family business in the city of La Verne for more than a quarter of a century. Our business has been built by offering our customers the highest level of service, design and creative commitment for all outdoor applications. We specialize in everything from your own backyard to luxury brand hotels, resorts, country clubs and restaurants. By providing our customers with myriad products to choose from, we offer extreme versatility and style for every budget. When you enter our 20,000-square-foot Showroom and Design Center, you will find the best quality of luxury furniture in the Casual Living market. If you prefer a cost-effective price point, we can customize your order to meet your expectations with the style you want at the price you need.
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PFAR Donates $10,000 in Scholarships

The Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to ten financially deserving college-bound students, including La Cañada High School student Sara Shoar, who is flanked by PFAR Scholarship Board Director Sid Karsh and board chair Ruth McNevin.

Cybermedix: Your Residential and Commercial Security Experts


At Cybermedix Inc., we strive to provide the broadest range of services available, while also understanding the benefits of working with one knowledgeable contractor. Whether you’re building out a new retail space and need digital displays installed, or just looking to hang a TV but need an electrical outlet, don’t just have your “Audio Guy” install it for you. Trust a licensed electrician who is also extremely well versed in automation solutions. Call Cybermedix Inc. at (800) 377-6413.