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Torrance Memorial Named One of 100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs

Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation with great women's health programs by Becker's Hospital Review. Torrance Memorial Medical Center was selected based upon its outstanding women's health programs, such as gynecology, obstetrics, reproductive medicine and other women's health needs.

For more than 80 years, Torrance Memorial Medical Center has offered many medical as well as health and wellness services to its patients. Recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Torrance Memorial is home to The Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center. The Center offers digital mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy services.

"The Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center has long been on the forefront of offering the most advanced technology available in the diagnosis of breast cancer, and was the first to offer our community digital mammography in 2004," said Tiffani Zanelli, director, The Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center. "Our Breast Program Leadership of Medical Specialists has built an Interdisciplinary Breast Program which successfully navigates patients from diagnosis, treatment to survivorship."

Torrance Memorial Medical Center also offers many maternity and child care services, including childbirth preparation classes, labor and delivery services, pediatrics, as well as a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a postpartum unit and a lactation center. In 2013 the Medical Center's gynecologic surgery program received recognition from Healthgrades.

Registered Nurses (RNs) and laborists (an obstetrician who stands in for a patient's personal obstetrician in case of an emergency) in Torrance Memorial Medical Center's Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby units are trained to provide advanced life support to any pregnant, or recently delivered, mother who may develop sudden life threatening complications. Laborists work 12-hour shifts at Torrance Memorial to provide 24/7 on-site coverage. This coverage also enables the hospital to offer mothers, who previously delivered via cesarean section, the option of attempting to deliver vaginally if it's desired and she meets the medical assessment requirements.

Hospitals selected for this list were chosen by clinical excellence, quality care and women's health awards. The hospitals have been recognized for excellence in women's health by several organizations, including U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, UNICEF's Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and CareChex.

Offering the most current and effective medical technologies in a compassionate, caring manner, Torrance Memorial Medical Center has served Los Angeles since 1925.

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