New Colorectal Surgery Institute at hospital


A new Colorectal Surgery Institute at Methodist Hospital opened this month on the sixth floor of the medical building at 301 Huntington Drive (Suite 618). The medical specialists there strive to provide world-class treatment for diseases of the colon and rectum. Their comprehensive team approach to patient care includes coordination of care with medical and radiation oncologists as needed for colorectal cancer treatment. Providing advanced … [Read more...]

Free CPR training June 5


Methodist Hospital  will provide free Hands-OnlyTM CPR (chest compressions but no mouth-to-mouth breathing) training 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 5, near the food court at the Westfield Santa Anita mall. “It only takes a few minutes per person,” said Ilene Frost, RN, Methodist Hospital educator. “We want to encourage people to come out to the mall and take a few minutes to learn this potentially lifesaving skill.” Part of a countywide … [Read more...]

Hospital Mardi Gras records

Mardi Gras Committee: Front Row from left: Co-Chair Patty Soldo, Mardi Gras King Dr. James Y. Lin, Jan McEachern, Joanne and Bruce McCallum. Middle row: Barbara Lyle, Evelyn Greathouse, Co-Chair Sherry Wang and Sherri Taylor. Back row: Ada Wong, Clara Howard, Devin DeLozier, Deb Wilkie, Co-Chair Lindburgh McPherson, Cheryl Wolf, Debbie Harvey, Janet Hanson, Sho Tay, Gloria Rico.

With an all-time high of 875 in attendance, Methodist Hospital’s 19th annual Mardi Gras also raised a record-breaking $144,000 to benefit the hospital’s important cancer program. This year’s event was the most profitable ever, with 37 of the area’s top restaurants providing delicious fare at Sirona’s in beautiful Santa Anita Park on March 4. Restaurants included Benihana, Celestino's Ristorante & Bar, Hai Di Lao Hotpot, Green Street … [Read more...]

Hospital Crystal Ball eyes records

L-r: Crystal Ball honorees John and Jane Wuo and co-chairs Dr. K. Heiner Vogelbach and Christine Antonovich

This year's co-chairs for the Methodist Hospital Foundation's annual Crystal Ball fundraiser, cardilogist Dr. K. Heiner Vogelbach, and Christine Antonovich, have set lofty goals of attracting 1,000 attendees and a half-million dollars in net proceeds. The 24th annual event on Oct. 19 at the Pasadena Convention Center features entertainment by legendary Motown Grammy-winning singer Smokey Robinson and a tribute to this year's honorees John … [Read more...]

Free hospital seminars

Methodist Hospital is bringing free health seminars to the community each month on the hospital campus unless otherwise noted. The April schedule is: Maternity Orientation and Tour The maternity orientation and tour will acquaint expectant parents who plan to deliver at Methodist Hospital with services and staff. It will provide information needed to prepare for delivery at Methodist Hospital. Moms and dads should plan to attend early in the … [Read more...]

Dr. Jon Tyrell’s free surgery day June 12


Arcadia surgeon Dr. Jon Tyrell of Methodist Hospital spent his Saturday (Jan. 12) performing free surgery at Arcadia Outpatient Surgery Center for the fourth year in a row (video below...). On a mid-day break break between nine gall bladder surgeries performed on what he calls charity day with his associates and partners Dr. Elizabeth Lee and Dr. Robert H. Papadopoulos, Tyrell told that the patients are working people who earn … [Read more...]

Home heating safety tips


As temperatures cool down, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is advising customers to inspect their home-heating appliances and perform any needed maintenance necessary to avoid any health or safety hazards. “Now is the time to perform maintenance on your home-heating appliances to check that they can be operated safely and efficiently, “said Jimmie Cho, vice president of field services for SoCalGas. “Customers are beginning to turn on … [Read more...]

Happy, healthy breasts Oct. 23

Methodist Hospital, in partnership with Arcadia Senior Services, will present a special breast wellness program 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. Dr. Elizabeth Lee, MD, will present some very important facts on breast anatomy and breast changes throughout a woman's life – such as breast sagging and common benign breast abnormalities. What’s your bra size? Are you one of the more than 90 … [Read more...]