By Lucy Ta, Registered Dietitian, Beverly Hospital Montebello, California “New year, new me.” How many times have you heard a family member, a coworker, a friend, or an acquaintance make this comment? Each year, millions of people make New Year’s resolution. Many of these resolutions are wellness-related, such as losing weight, eating healthier, or exercising…

By Alfonso Torress-Cook, Dr.P.H. FRSPH, Director of Epidemiology Beverly Hospital Montebello, California Over the last few years, Beverly Hospital (BH) has achieved an astounding record in its fight against several deadly hospital-acquired infections and superbugs. Beverly Hospital has completely eliminated cases of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP), and Clostridium difficile…

Uninterrupted patient care within a hospital is a major necessity. To protect against interruptions from power outages, Beverly Hospital has installed a second 1500 KW generator in October 2019. The $3 million investment was a necessity for the hospital because its current generator was running at maximum capacity. Thanks to modern technology, moving forward the…

Male (Dr. Jonathan Perley) standing next to sign stating he received UroLift® Center of Excellence Recognition.

Over 40 million men in the United States are affected by Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. This condition occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems and…

By. Dr. K. L. Cohen, MD, FACP, Medical Director of BeverlyCare Clinics Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after skin cancer.  Statistically, 1 out of 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This year alone more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease. As…

Beverly Hospital is pleased to announce our Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Patient Satisfaction Award. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national patient satisfaction benchmarks over a six-month period. “This achievement reaffirms our commitment to the patient experience and the quality of care the Wound Care…

Improving your heart’s health may seem like a big project. But even small changes in your daily habits can make a difference. Here are five simple steps you can get started on right away: 1. Bring a piece of fruit to work. Eating more fruits (and veggies) is a heart-healthy choice. Plus many fruits are…

Stephen Y. Lee, MD, started his Montebello obstetrics-gynecology (OB-GYN) practice in 1980 and has been a key member of Beverly Hospital’s medical staff for over 40 years. Born in Taiwan, Dr. Lee graduated from Kaohsiung Medical School and conducted his OB-GYN residencies at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan from 1973 to 1975 and at Saint…

On the morning of August 7, 2017, Dave Martinez was lying on his living room floor, waiting for an ambulance and praying to God. “I said, ‘Please, I just don’t want to die in front of my grandkids,’” he recalls. At 62 years old, Dave was just four years into his retirement from the Los…

July’s earthquakes were an important reminder that we should all be prepared for a disaster. It is not a matter of IF, but WHEN the disaster will strike. How you can prepare: Make a Plan. It can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses. 2. Build a kit for your home, car, and work. 3. Identify how…

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