The Lundquist Tower serves as the centerpiece of the Torrance Memorial Medical Center Campus.

Key Facts

  • The Lundquist Tower comprises 390,000- square-feet, which includes seven floors and a basement level.
  • It offers 256 private patient rooms, which increases the total number of beds to 446 active licensed beds.
  • There are 12 high-speed elevators: four public, five for staff (including one for soiled linens and food trays), one in the OR, one for the cafeteria and one designated for ED trauma patients that can fit an entire team.
  • The Lundquist Tower connects to the existing tower through five corridors: one at the basement level; two on the first level; and two on the second level.

Patient Room Key Facts

  • Patient rooms are 30 percent larger than in the existing hospital.
  • All rooms feature a comfortable visitor chair with a tablet arm for use with electronic devices.
  • The patient rooms in Med/Surg and PCU feature a sleeper chair for family members.
  • 112 rooms offer in-room dialysis.
  • Artwork of California scenes appears on patient headwalls.
  • Footwalls feature 40-inch, high-definition TV monitors that also serve as computers.
  • Eighty-eight patient rooms offer built-in patient lifts.
  • Distributed caregiver stations offer a windowed view of each patient room. They feature task chairs, a computer and phones, along with a built-in infection control supply closet.

Nurse Station Key Facts

  • The nurse stations are designed with a balance of privacy for the caregivers, while at the same time providing a welcoming feeling for the public.
  • There is a “meeting table” built into the design of the station to make impromptu collaboration convenient.
  • Each nursing unit offers two nutrition rooms (four per floor), which offer ice-makers and refrigerators in close proximity to patient care areas. They are locked for use by hospital staff only to provide snack foods, juices, etc. to patients.

Floor-By-Floor Highlights

The Basement

  • Primary Features – Central Supply, Inpatient Pharmacy, Sterile Processing and the Central Utility Plant.

The First Floor

  • Main Lobby, Imaging/Radiology, Admitting/Pre-Testing, the Café, Dietary Services, Chapel, Gift Shop, Healing Garden, public and staff elevators.
  • The Imaging Department includes seven pre-testing examination rooms, along with a new MRI machine, one CT scanning unit (with room for a second unit) and three ultrasound rooms. The MRI machine was installed a few months ago. Click here to watch a video of the entire process.
  • The Information Desk in the Grand Lobby greets visitors upon arrival to the Lundquist Tower.
  • Admitting/Pre-Testing offers enclosed areas for patient and visitor privacy.
  • The CT scanning unit on the first floor.
  • The Gift Shop features a welcoming glass-walled entrance designed in the spirit of Hudson News, a chain of newsstands located primarily in major transportation hubs, such as airport and train terminals.
  • The Lundquist Tower Café offers indoor seating for 150 and outdoor seating for 50 in a covered patio area.
  • A Coffee Kiosk offers salads, sandwiches and other “grab and go” dining options.

Second Floor

  • Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Cath Lab, Pre-op/ Post-op, Satellite In-Patient Pharmacy, Visitor Waiting Room.
  • The second floor features a large Waiting Room, where visitors can gather to wait for loved ones to finish surgery. Other floors feature smaller Visitor Lounges. Inside the Waiting Room a Patient Status Board will provide updates to families using a private patient code system, while their loved ones are in Pre-Op, Surgery and Post-Op recovery. Additional boards are located in the first floor Grand Lobby and in the Café.
  • The Pre-Op Care Unit features 18 private and semi-private bays located on the exterior, “windowed” side of the hospital to allow for natural light and a less institutional environment.
  • Twelve new Operating Room suites are 35 percent larger than the older Operating Rooms in the existing hospital.

Third Floor

  • Progressive Care Unit (PCU) (26 beds), PCU Visitor Lounge, Satellite Pharmacy, Respiratory Workroom, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)(24 beds), ICU Visitor Lounge.

Fourth Floor

  • PCU (26 beds), PCU Visitor Lounge, Radiology, Respiratory Workroom, Satellite Pharmacy, Cardiovascular ICU (12 beds), Burn ICU (12 beds), ICU Visitor Lounges.
  • Visitor Lounge areas where friends and family members can relax during a loved one’s care.

Fifth Floor

  • PCU (26 beds), Visitor Lounge, Dialysis Workroom, Medical/Surgical (Med/Surg) (26 beds).

Sixth Floor

  • Med/Surg (52 beds), Visitor Lounge, Physical Therapy Workroom.

Seventh Floor

  • Med/Surg (52 beds), Visitor Lounge, Inpatient Endoscopy Suite.

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