GOOD NEWS FOR JEWS!
Tower Saint John’s Imaging is a full service imaging center in Santa Monica which just celebrated its 10th anniversary this past November. Its origins are from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with the Tower Imaging Medical Group (TIMG) the result of a split of the former Cedars group many years ago. They provide MRI, both closed and open, CT, Ultrasound, screening Mammography, X-Ray, PET/CT, and fluoroscopy. The group has a long history of serving the Jewish community, and has many Jewish radiologists as shareholders and staff members. Bruce Yawitz, MD, the new medical director of the facility, saw an unmet need in the Orthodox community through discussions with his Orthodox Jewish friends and family. While Saturday full service hours were a success for working secular Jews and Gentiles, the Frum and Modern Orthodox community had few options. By opening the facility on Sundays for all services (except for fluoroscopy procedures and interventional procedures requiring injections into the joints or spine), those observing Shabbat could now have necessary tests performed on Sunday, without taking time off from work or incorporating medical procedures into a busy day of childrearing. Furthermore, by its affiliation with two hospitals which require around the clock physician staffing, examinations requiring urgent readings could be taken care of on weekends and evenings. We welcome the opportunity to provide service to this community, and welcome phone calls and suggestions to better meet the needs of the observant. Please feel free to call during regular business hours and ask to speak to Randy Hernandez, our executive manager, or Bruce Yawitz, MD, our new Medical Director. Either can be reached at (310) 264-9000.