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GLEN KOMATSU, MD
Regional Chief Medical Officer, Palliative CareChief Medical Officer, Providence TrinityCare HospiceMedical Director, TrinityKids CareProvidence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
Dr. Komatsu earned his BS degree in biological sciences at the University of Arizona and his MD degree at the Arizona College of Medicine. After a pediatric residency at University of California, Irvine and neonatology fellowship at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, he entered private practice neonatology, as the Director of Neonatology and Newborn Services at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He then completed an adult palliative care fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, under Harvard Medical School before returning to Providence to help build the palliative care and hospice programs which continue to grow and flourish.
YUICHI EDWIN YANAMI, MD
Associate Medical Director
Providence TrinityCare Hospice & Regional Palliative Care
Before joining Providence, Dr. Yanami was a staff physician in the Department of Internal Medicine and a chief physician in the Department of Hospice at Adventist Medical Center in Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Yanami earned his BS degree in physics at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and his MD degree from Loma Linda University, School of Medicine. He conducted his internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York. Dr. Yanami also recently completed his fellowship in hospice and palliative care from the VA/Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He is fluent in medical Japanese and English.
KANAKO FUKUYAMA, MSW, ASW
Clinical Social Worker, Iyashi Care ProgramProvidence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
received her BS in Psychology from Concordia University, Irvine and MSW from
California State University, Long Beach. She worked at Keiro Adult Day Care
Center of Orange County for seven years. Upon closure of the Center, Kanako
joined The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro to reach out to a wider range
of Japanese American communities. There she managed community education
programs and provided support and culturally-sensitive resources to older
adults and caregivers. After working at Keiro for 18 years, Kanako left to join
Providence Health & Services to be a part of the Iyashi Care program. She
hopes to use her bilingual and culturally sensitive skills to help patients and
their loved ones navigate the health system and to ensure they receive the
emotional support needed when someone has been diagnosed with a serious
JOSHUA NORTHCUTT, RN
Registered Nurse, Iyashi Care ProgramProvidence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
Northcutt is a registered nurse and joined the Iyashi Care team in 2018. He was
born and lived in Southern California until moving and finishing High School in
Hawaii. He went to St. Anthony High School on Maui where he volunteered at a convalescent
hospital and first studied Japanese Language. After high school Josh went on to
nursing school in Hawaii and has been a registered nurse for 24 years. It was
during nursing school and in his first year as an Oncology Nurse that he became
interested in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing. Most of his career was spent
as an Intensive Care RN at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. While working
with critically ill patients Josh became passionate about advocating for
patients and families and addressing complex needs of patients oftentimes
during their end of life. In 2014, Josh joined the Providence Trinity Care
Hospice Team as an RN Case Manager for hospice patients and families primarily
in their homes all over Los Angeles and Orange County. Josh is very passionate
about providing culturally sensitive care and learning from all of his patients
and their families. Josh traveled several times to Japan and continues to study
Japanese Language. He is very engaged and honored to work with the Iyashi Care
Administrative Assistant, Iyashi Care ProgramProvidence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
Miho was born and raised in Japan. She finished junior college and worked in Japan before moving to Pennsylvania to study and work in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the Iyashi Care team as an administrative assistant, she was a medical translator/interpreter. She enjoys gardening and beekeeping in her spare time.
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