High-Level Care For Our Youngest Patients

Sometimes babies are born prematurely or with special medical needs. Although no parent wants to think the unthinkable, it's important to know that Torrance Memorial offers the benefits of a comprehensive Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our NICU is a 25-bed, Level IIIB unit with 24-hour, in-hospital neonatology coverage. Care is provided for the mildly to most critically ill infant with a wide range of diagnoses. Parents can take comfort in knowing our NICU offers the most innovative services and technology needed for complex care.

Multidisciplinary Care

Our NICU offers specialized care delivered by a diverse team, including:

  • Board-certified neonatologists
  • Highly skilled and trained Magnet nurses, many with extensive longevity
  • Respiratory therapists who specialize in the needs of premature infants
  • NICU staff available around the clock

Torrance Memorial also offers the availability of neonatal sub-specialists:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Hematology
  • Orthopedics
  • Genetics

Our Services

  • Immediate and long-term supportive care of premature infants
  • Oxygen therapy with a multitude of modalities for ventilatory support appropriate to the infant's diagnosis
  • Pre- and post-operative care of infants requiring a variety of surgical interventions, including PDA ligations, laser eye (ROP) interventions, congenital abnormalities, and more
  • Availability of many pediatric sub-specialists working with the neonatal team
  • Attendance by a neonatologist at all high-risk deliveries and C-sections
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to care of the neonate, which icludes Respiratory Therapy,

Parents who know they have a higher-risk pregnancy are able to take advantage of the Maternity Services Tours and arrange a private tour through the NICU. Here you will be able to meet some of our NICU nurses and staff.

NICU Programs

The NICU at Torrance Memorial offers several innovative programs:

Sibling Program

Our Child Life Specialist meets the individual needs of your baby's siblings during your visit.

Parent-to-Parent Support Program

Can connect you to families within our community who have been in similar situations.

Annual Halloween NICU Reunion

An event that is open to our community. The reunion provides parents with an opportunity to meet with old friends and gives our nurses and medical staff the chance to see how our patients have grown and thrived. Our patients are part of our Torrance Memorial family too, and we always enjoy celebrating in this annual community event.

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