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