Flowers 4 the Float

The Nurses' Float
Celebrate and Honor All Nurses
at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade®

Sister TerrenceSister Terrence Landini, LCM

Float Rider from Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Jean Landini grew up in Chicago in an Italian-Polish family and is the eldest of two. She entered the order in 1952 at the age of 18 and received the habit and the name, Sister Terrence, on April 28, 1953.

Sister Terrence attended the Little Company of Mary School of Nursing and graduated in 1958.  She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Louis University in 1963. While working at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois, Terrence was the supervisor of three units and established surgical and cardiac intensive care.

Sister Terrence arrived at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance in 1966. She held the roles of Assistant Administrator, Director of  Nursing and Director of Human Resources.  Working closely with Dr. Steve Liu, Sr. Terrence was integral in the establishment of the cardiac surgical program and cath lab in the early 1970s. The cardiac unit expanded from a four-bed unit to a fifteen-bed unit and was one of the first hospitals to have defibrillators at every bedside.

In 1973, Sister Terrence was transferred back to Evergreen Park to be Chair of the Board of Little Company of Mary Hospital. In 1980, Sister Terrence returned to the South Bay when she was appointed as Superior of the Little Company of Mary convent in Torrance. She first joined the Foundation Board in 1982. Sister Terrence has served as Provincial Councilor twice in her career.

The Sister Terrence Landini Endowment for Palliative Care was established in 2006 and has grown to over $1 million, ensuring her legacy of compassionate care for years to come.

How Sister Terrence Was Selected as a Float Rider

In recognition for her years of service to the community and her Mission to serve those in need, Providence Little Company Mary Medical Center Torrance (PLCMMCT) has decided to honor Sister Terrence Landini, LCM for her 60th year as a nurse. The nurses at PLCMMCT work tirelessly to continue the mission and service established by Sister Terrence.  According to Liz Dunne, CE for PLCMMCT, “Sister Terrence is a true nursing leader and exemplifies the commitment that nurses bring to patients. We wanted to honor her calling by having her ride on the Rose Parade Float on behalf of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.