Complete Cancer Care in Your Community
Combining world-class services and compassionate treatment, the Torrance
Memorial Hunt Cancer Institute offers complete cancer care tailored to
every patient in the South Bay. Giving each patient and their loved ones
the confidence of cutting-edge diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and
support services is only the start of our care program. A community of
expert physicians, nurses and staff team together and guide our patients
through a personalized treatment plan.
American College of Surgeons
Commission on Cancer awarded the Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Institute a 3-year Accreditation
with Commendation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. The Hunt
Cancer Institute earned commendations for 6 Commission on Cancer standards
which demonstrates the program's exemplary commitment to the highest
standard of patient care.
Donald and Priscilla Hunt Cancer Institute
During Holiday Festival Night 2011, Torrance Memorial was pleased to announce
a donation of $11.5 million from Donald Hunt and his wife, Priscilla.
In recognition of the Hunt's generosity, the Donald and Priscilla
Hunt Cancer Institute and the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Nuclear Medicine
Center will be named and housed within the new Patient Tower upon its
completion in 2015.
This donation continues the Hunt family tradition of assisting those in
need. As a youth, Donald Hunt observed his father, a Salvation Army major
and minister, and his mother, a fundraiser for the charitable organization,
assisting those in need in their hometown of Detroit. Donald Hunt is a
child of the Great Depression and the success he achieved through tenacity
and hard work has never been taken for granted. Regarding her husband,
Priscilla Hunt says, "Wealth doesn't mean anything to him; he
is a generous and simple man. His priority has always been to put food
on the table of his employees."
Recent stays at Torrance Memorial made the Hunts realize that without good
health, success and wealth hold little meaning. In appreciation for Donald's
good care at Torrance Memorial, the Hunts decided to make their generous
donation. Summing up the reason behind their support of Torrance Memorial,
Priscilla states, "The new Patient Tower will be a really great addition
to the South Bay that will enrich the health and well-being for all walks
of life in this community for decades to come. It feels good to give.
We're very proud to be a part of this endeavor."
To be 1st in the South Bay/Peninsula communities in the provision of quality
care, patient service and community support to residents experiencing cancer.
To provide excellent, values-driven care to cancer patients and their caregivers through:
- Provision of comprehensive, ethical, quality of care throughout the entire
continuum of cancer care to maximize quality of life
- Respect for individuals and family values
- Provision of current and effective medical technologies
- Compassion for patients, caregivers and health care providers
- Collaboration with partners to provide continuity of care and access to
cancer clinical trials
- Stewardship of resources and partnering with community agencies
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Make a Donation
The Hunt Cancer Institute provides a wide variety of reduced cost and free
care and services to the community including education, printed materials
and supportive services. To make a donation to the Cancer Institute, contact the
Torrance Memorial Health Care Foundation.