Supporting Our Community
Community access to quality health care services has been a top priority
for Torrance Memorial Medical Center for more than 80 years. We evaluate
the needs of our community on an on-going basis and plan for the future
according to those needs. In keeping with our strategic mission, our Board-level
Community Benefits Committee regularly reviews the medical center's
Community Needs Assessment and makes recommendations that are the basis
for this report.
Remaining strong and stable for the future is our foremost goal. We want
to make certain that our community can continue to turn to us for the
outstanding health services and vital community programs that have distinguished
Torrance Memorial Medical Center since 1925. Keeping this care accessible
to all is important to us as well.
In 2012, Torrance Memorial Medical Center provided just under $60 million
in Community Benefit and other significant financial contributions to
members of its service area. Community benefit is defined as programs
or activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing in
response to an identified community need. Community Benefit programs must
meet the following criteria:
- Respond to a public health need
- Involve education or research that improves overall community health
- Respond to needs of special populations
- Supply services or programs that would likely be discontinued if the decision
was made solely on a financial basis because they operate at a financial loss
Estimated Economic Value of Community Benefits
Provided by Torrance Memorial Medical Center in 2012
Total Value $59,441,923
Community Benefits Feedback
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Helping Kids Manage Stress and Succeed
Torrance Memorial reached out to local schools with experts providing tools
to help children manage stress.
Sowing The Seeds of Health
Fresh air, exercise and a little bit of nature and healthful food-sometimes
that is just what the doctor ordered.
And They All Lived Healthy Ever After...
Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables often ends up being a second
job for parents. In order to help, a program called Healthy Ever After
Beautifying Self Image
Woman to Woman is an image-enhancement program that helps women experiencing
hair loss and other appearance changes from illness or its treatment.