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 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 pre-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 the kids are under the weather and you have to work, what's a
parent to do? Torrance Loves Children (TLC) is the answer.
Torrance Loves Children is a hospital-based, sick-child care program licensed
by the Department of Social Services. The program is for children of all
ages, who are too ill to attend regular daycare or school.
At Torrance Loves Children, children receive plenty of TLC from Torrance
Memorial's Pediatric Nursing Team. Children are able to:
- Play (quietly)
- Watch videos
- Work on arts and crafts projects
- Rest as needed
The program follows strict infection control protocols, children who have
been recently exposed to communicable diseases, such as chicken pox, measles
or mumps, or who exhibit symptoms of these diseases, cannot be accepted.
Medical attention can be obtained quickly in case of an emergency.
Reservations are required and are limited. To reserve a space for your
child, call us and a nurse will conduct a telephone pre-screening to determine
if your child needs to be seen by a physician prior to admission to the program.
$4.00 Per Hour Fee
M-F 7:00 AM – 11:30 PM
For More Information
For additional information about Pediatric Care at Torrance Memorial, call