- UT San Diego’s Business section featured an in-depth profile of Genoptix founder Tina Nova speaking about her career, her accomplishments and, among other things, genetic testing for cancer and the success of her company.
Success for Nova herself comes from sheer force of personality, she believes.
“If you don’t love what you do, every day, you will not succeed,” she says. “That’s what success is all about, loving what you do. I love what I do. I love getting up in the morning. I love going to work. I can hardly wait.”
The daughter and granddaughter of Greek immigrants in the Central Valley farming town of Delano, Nova was the first in her family to go to college. “I was never the smartest kid in class, not one of those naturally brilliant students, but I usually finished first, even if I had to study twice as hard.
- The U-T also had a story on the new 75,360 square-foot LA Fitness that opened last week in Oceanside — the largest LA Fitness gym on the West Coast!
- U-T San Diego also featured a moving story about the new Volunteer Patient Advocate Program at Tri-City Medical Center told through the story of 32-year-old stroke survivor Aimeeleigh Coulter.
Coulter is one of 20 members of the new Volunteer Patient Advocate Program at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside. The 3-month-old program, an offshoot of Tri-City’s volunteer auxiliary, ensures that every new patient who checks into the Oceanside hospital is greeted by a patient advocate within the first 24 hours. Coulter, who volunteers every other Wednesday for four hours, said she provides magazines, reading glasses, blankets and other items to patients. But more than anything she just lets them know that somebody cares.