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Raj Takhar Named Vice President of Business and Physician Strategies for Huntington Memorial Hospital

first_imgcenter column 5 Raj Takhar Named Vice President of Business and Physician Strategies for Huntington Memorial Hospital From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 10, 2013 | 11:41 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Raj Takhar has been named vice president of business and physician strategies for Pasadena-based Huntington Memorial Hospital, it was announced today.In this newly created role, Takhar will be responsible for building and developing strategic relationships with aligned physician organizations in the Greater San Gabriel Valley, according to a news statement.Hospital Executive Vice President Jim Noble, to whom Takhar will directly report, calls this position a “key ingredient in helping Huntington Hospital continue to further its mission and enhance the integration of clinical quality care provided to the community.”Takhar joins Huntington Hospital from Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) where he served the past nine years as vice president of regional physician network operations and delivery strategy and development, according to the news statement.He also has served as chief executive officer of Gateway Medical Group/Pinnacle Health Resources, chief operations officer for HMO California, vice president of MedPartners Inc., and vice president of California operations for Aetna Professional Management Company.A fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a member of American Medical Group Association, Takhar holds Master’s degrees in Healthcare Administration and Public Health Administration from Loma Linda School of Public Health.He earned his Bachelor of Science in behavioral health sciences from the University of Utah. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

June 12, 2021 0

Beautiful Tour Star Abby Mueller on Her Sister Jessie’s Advice

first_img Jessie Mueller View Comments It’s going to be one fine day when the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical premieres in Providence on September 15 and begins to make its way across the country. Abby Mueller stars as the titular singer/songwriter, which is some kind of wonderful treat since her sister, Jessie, won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for originating the role in the Broadway production.Abby told Broadway.com that her sister’s been “very supportive of the whole thing,” and even offered some sage advice. “She told me the great thing is that it’s not about you. It’s about Carole, which I think is key for anyone who’s playing this part. She encouraged me to bring the truth to it and that’s what’s going to make it relatable to people.”Of course, Jessie is currently starring in the Broadway-bound musical Waitress at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Abby is excited to see the new tuner. “We started rehearsals right when they started previews, so I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m trying to see if there’s a way we can finagle it next week,” she said. “We’re going to be in tech near there, so I don’t know if it’ll work out. Otherwise, I’ll have to wait another year for Broadway.”Abby performed with Carole King and Broadway’s Beautiful star Chilina Kennedy on The Today Show last week and happily freaked out. “It was an out-of-body experience. It was so cool and she’s so lovely and kind,” she said. “It was an honor. My head was exploding. I was pinching myself the whole time. She’s a legend.”center_img Star Fileslast_img read more

January 18, 2021 0

Long Island’s Pathetic Utility Preparation Always Leaves Us Powerless for the Next Bad Storm

first_imgWith a thunderclap, Syosset residents awoke long before dawn to witness what looked like a strobe light outside as flashes of lightning illuminated the darkness. In East Northport, thunder rattled the windows—and the storm was just getting started. The weather system strengthened rapidly in its steady march across the North Shore, slamming into Stony Brook, St. James and the Three Village area.On Tuesday morning, Long Islanders saw scenes reminiscent of Superstorm Sandy. Large, old-growth trees blocked the streets, utility poles were snapped, Long Island Rail Road service was disrupted, and around 68,000 Long Islanders found themselves without power. By 5 p.m. the following day, an estimated 21,000 remained without power in the hardest hit areas as restoration efforts lasted well into the night.The Town of Brookhaven was slammed so badly—and the restoration effort handled so ineffectively—that Town Supervisor Ed Romaine issued a press release excoriating PSEG Long Island. He said the utility had promised to provide six repair crews but as of 4 p.m. he said that only two crews had been dispatched to the town.“Our residents deserve a quick response to this local disaster,” Romaine said.The powerful predawn thunderstorm exposed the glaring weakness of our region’s aging infrastructure. Once again, LI had a rude awakening. Our antiquated overhead wires, those pregnable pole-mounted transformers and a utility not up to the task of adequately serving the needs of our region.“The amount of damage and the widespread nature of such is not too common, and doesn’t happen too often,” said Michael Leona, a professional freelance meteorologist. “I believe this is the most widespread damage on Long Island since Sandy.”Prior to Tuesday’s destruction, he said that the most recent non-tropical storm damage was from a powerful nor’easter in March 2010 that affected southern Nassau County.Leona observed that severe thunderstorms packing what are called straight-line winds of 70-90 mph are not common here. He declined to suggest whether this system represented the “new normal” weather pattern but said that Long Islanders are certainly more attuned to what’s occurring in the air and on the ground thanks to social media and smartphones.“I don’t know if stronger storms are happening more often,” Leona told me, “but the public will know about it extensively and very quickly.”Leona touches upon an interesting trend. It seems that Long Islanders have more awareness of the weather, and thanks to bursts of severe occurrences—be they blizzards, nor’easters, thunderstorms or large-scale extreme events like hurricanes and tornadoes—more attention is being given to the impacts these storms have. On the regional level, storm preparation has spurred fortification of coastal areas, elevation of houses on the South Shore and even condemnation of properties on Fire Island to make way for protective dunes. Yet, despite these measures, our infrastructure, especially our power lines, remain vulnerable.For Long Islanders, it is an all-too-familiar scenario. A storm hits, trees topple and the lights go off, but it is too easy to place blame solely on PSEG Long Island, mainly because the Island’s storm vulnerability long predates their oversight of the grid. By continuing to expand and rebuild out antiquated method of power delivery, we shall continue to ensure that whenever the strong winds blow, darkness will result.Unfortunately, the solution to our electricity woes is both complex and very costly.According to News 12 Long Island, “An independent study commissioned by LIPA in 2005 found that burying wires on Long Island could cost $25 to $30 billion. The study says it would raise electricity rates by 150 percent over 25 years.”Long Islanders know all too well how utilities in the region handle large-scale projects and debt management, so the political will to move forward will be weak at best. But that doesn’t mean burying the lines isn’t necessary.A small, yet effective step easy to implement would be for local governments to mandate that new residential subdivisions place their power lines underground. While most of Nassau and western Suffolk counties is predominately built up, this requirement would at least ensure some resiliency from eastern Brookhaven to points eastward.This thunderstorm was rare, but it wreaked havoc on North Shore communities. Policymakers should look at the big picture. As devastating as Superstorm Sandy was for LI, it barely classified as a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The September 1938 hurricane dubbed “The Long Island Express,” which carved out the Shinnecock Inlet and shattered the East End, was a Category 3.Yes, Sandy was weak by comparison, yet we’re still feeling its impacts. The recent thunderstorm was even weaker, and thousands of Long Islanders remained without power for two days afterwards.We need to start seriously exploring where, and why, our electrical grid is vulnerable against storms—and enact workable solutions. Additional tree-trimming and maintenance efforts, paired with new requirements for buried power lines, are a good place to start. Once the grid is adequately assessed, we can address the weakest points in the grid and ensure that when the next bad storm comes, the lights will stay on.What will it take for Long Island to be ready? Let’s not wait another day to find out.Rich Murdocco writes about Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran master planner. Murdocco is a regular contributor to the Long Island Press. More of his views can be found on www.TheFoggiestIdea.org or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

December 16, 2020 0