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About Us

You Are What Torrance Memorial Is All About

Your healthcare needs - and the healthcare needs of your family, neighbors and colleagues - help to determine the services we provide today. Generations before you inspired us to grow from a small local hospital to a community medical center. Our future plans are based on your changing health care needs, as well as those of your children and their children.

For more than 80 years, Torrance Memorial's leadership, volunteers, and staff have come from the local South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. These men and women act in the best interests of our communities - in your best interest. In emergencies - including heart attack or stroke - you can be sure that Torrance Memorial has the expertise and technology to provide the best possible care. You can turn to Torrance Memorial for treatment of injuries or illnesses; for information about disease prevention, risk factors or symptoms; and for health-education classes, support groups, or nutritional counseling.

Our site will take you to pages of detailed information about medical specialties, educational programs, physician referrals and more. And if you require additional assistance, please call us at 310-325-9110.

Torrance Memorial is first for a reason, and that reason is you.

Our Mission

Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a locally governed, 401-bed, non-profit medical center, the purpose of which is to provide quality healthcare services, predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities of Los Angeles County.

Under the governance of a community-based Board of Trustees, Torrance Memorial service the public interest by:

  • Improving the community health within the scope and expertise of its resources
  • Offering the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner
  • Maintaining long-term stability in order to assure its strength and viability for the benefit of the community

Our Values

The employees, physicians and volunteers of Torrance Memorial Medical Center support our mission through a set of core values. Each and every member of your care team promotes recovery and healing by embracing the values of:

Service

We value service as our special ability to administer compassionate health care and support to people in need of assistance.

The employees and volunteers of Torrance Memorial Medical Center take pride in providing dependable high quality health care service to our customers. These customers include patients, families, physicians, health care payers, and each other. We are dedicated to provide a safe, clean, friendly environment with timely delivery of patient care. The importance of effective communication is recognized and maintained. We are committed to serve and willingly work to sustain and assist everyone who needs our special care.

Excellence

We value excellence as the standard of performance for which we strive in the provision of health care services and in our relationships.

The employees and volunteers of Torrance Memorial Medical Center commit to provide a quality of service unique in its knowledge, skill, and caring for people. The value of every human being is respected and considered worthy of special attention. We take responsibility to behave from a high level of personal and organizational integrity.

Knowledge

We value knowledge as an essential component critical to our work environment and to the care we provide.

The expertise and skills of the employees and volunteers making up the community of Torrance Memorial Medical Center are important in providing services to our patients/physicians/customers. Our awareness, recognition, and understanding of individual and situational needs, as well as our skill in meeting these needs, are vital behaviors. Knowledge is used to identify and solve problems and to provide services that require developing new systems and improving established systems and procedures. Informed decision making and judgment are considered essential in the performance of each Medical Center employee. We are committed to training, educating, and cultivating expertise in ourselves to provide quality services.

Stability

We value stability as the foundation upon which a viable institution is maintained for the benefit of the community.

The employees and volunteers of Torrance Memorial Medical Center recognize the importance of sustaining fiscal responsibility without compromising quality. The strength to stand and endure is derived from an atmosphere of responsible, cooperative and innovative effort.

Community

We value community as the interdependent group of diverse people who are drawn together to provide services at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

The community of Torrance Memorial Medical Center recognizes that our commitment to our patients and their loved ones, our physicians, the general public and to each other make Torrance Memorial Medical Center a warm and caring part of the South Bay/Peninsula community. We share a common value for the worth of each person and a common goal of providing quality health care services. We are devoted to a health care team approach in delivering patient care, offering support and giving positive acknowledgment to every member of the team. We celebrate each other's victories and mourn each other's losses. We recognize that our combined efforts are greater than the sum of the parts.

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