Torrance Memorial Certified Stroke Center
Torrance Memorial Medical Center is the only hospital in the city of Torrance awarded The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center. At Torrance Memorial, a highly coordinated, specially trained team of paramedics, emergency physicians, neurologists, radiologists, nurses, and pharmacists work together to provide fast, effective treatment within the first crucial "golden" hour a patient arrives at the hospital doors. And once the emergency is over, our medical team and rehabilitation therapists continue to work together to ensure the best recovery possible.
Treating stroke is a race against time. Rapid, expert diagnosis and treatment is critical in the effort to reduce serious brain damage. Torrance Memorial's Melanie and Richard Lundquist Emergency Department is open 24 hours every day, and serves as a paramedic base station. Patients who come to the Torrance Memorial Emergency Department with symptoms of stroke have immediate access to the extensive capabilities of our certified stroke team to diagnose and provide intervention.
If you think you or someone you know is having a stroke, call 911 immediately
Joint Commission Certification
The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Care Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Certification signifies that the service Torrance Memorial Medical Center provides has the critical elements necessary to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes. Our certification as a Primary Stroke Center demonstrates that Torrance Memorial has a commitment to our community and to our patients to fight strokes with the most up-to-date, evidence-based care for our patients.
The Joint Commission's certification not only recognizes the excellent care provided within our walls, but also our commitment to our community in preventing strokes from occurring. Our extensive community outreach program seeks to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of a stroke, what to do if you suspect you, a loved one, or someone you know is having a stroke, and how to prevent strokes through lifestyle changes.