Expert Care in Pediatrics

The health care needs of children are very different from those of adults. Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers a full range of pediatric services for our younger patients.

  • Our Dedicated Pediatric Unit Offers
  • 20 pediatric beds in a child-friendly environment
  • Rooms equipped with TVs and Play-stations available upon request
  • Overnight accommodations for parents
  • A play area managed by our Child Life Specialist, who also oversees occupational activities and distraction therapy in the treatment room
  • Our Child Life Specialist provides per-operative education for children
  • Pediatricians available around the clock and work closely with registered nurses and the Child Life Specialist in caring for your child
  • Pediatricians from Miller Children's Hospital are available for inpatient care

Pediatric Burn Center

Torrance Memorial offers one of only three Burn Centers in Los Angeles County who care for critically burned children, many of whom are on respirators. The Burn Center's Total Care teams include a physical therapist, occupational therapist and social worker that attend to these patients. Working in conjunction with the hospital's Child Life Specialist, staff members in the Burn Center not only provide medical care, but also provide burn prevention education for parents and family members.

Pediatric Emergency Services

The Torrance Memorial Emergency Department is our front line for pediatric emergencies. All of our Emergency Department nurses are specially trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and are able to stabilize and transport our pediatric patients if necessary.

Torrance Loves Children (TLC), Sick Child Care Program

When you cannot stay home with your sick child but want the comfort of knowing that he or she is being cared for by a passionate, qualified health care professionals. You can entrust your child's care with Torrance Memorial TLC sick child care program. Designed to provide working parents with a comfortable option for their mildly ill child.

  • Supervised by pediatric nursing staff
  • Open M-F 7AM-11:30 PM
  • Only $4 per hour (plus $1.50 per meal)
  • Children of all ages are eligible
  • Preregistration required

We're sorry but children who have been recently exposed to communicable disease, such as, chicken px, measles, mumps, or who have been exhibit symptoms of these diseases, cannot be accepted.


Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Central Tower, 4th floor
M-F 7:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Reservation Required

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