You Are What Torrance Memorial Is All About
Your healthcare needs - and the healthcare needs of your family, neighbors
and colleagues - help to determine the services we provide today. Our
future plans are based on your changing health care needs, as well as
those of your children and their children.
Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial
is a 533-bed, nonprofit medical center established to provide quality
health care services predominantly to the residents of the South Bay,
Peninsula and Harbor communities. No longer just a hospital, today Torrance
Memorial Medical Center includes an extensive integrated system of physicians
and comprehensive medical services to provide coordinated communication
and continuum of care.
In 2018, Torrance Memorial affiliated with Cedars-Sinai under the umbrella
of Cedars-Sinai to further enhance access, coordination and quality of
care, and to bring more expertise in the areas of neuroscience, cancer
and heart failure to the communities of the South Bay.
First for a reason, and the reason is you.
Under the governance of a community-based Board of Trustees, Torrance Memorial
serves the public interest by:
- Improving the community health within the scope and expertise of its resources
- Offering the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in
a compassionate, caring manner
- Maintaining long-term stability in order to assure its strength and viability
for the benefit of the community
The employees, physicians and volunteers of Torrance Memorial Medical Center
support our mission through a set of core values. Each and every member
of your care team promotes recovery and healing by embracing the values of:
We value service as our special ability to administer compassionate health
care and support to people in need of assistance.
The employees and volunteers of Torrance Memorial Medical Center take pride
in providing dependable high quality health care service to our customers.
These customers include patients, families, physicians, health care payers,
and each other. We are dedicated to provide a safe, clean, friendly environment
with timely delivery of patient care. The importance of effective communication
is recognized and maintained. We are committed to serve and willingly
work to sustain and assist everyone who needs our special care.
We value excellence as the standard of performance for which we strive
in the provision of health care services and in our relationships.
The employees and volunteers of Torrance Memorial Medical Center commit
to provide a quality of service unique in its knowledge, skill, and caring
for people. The value of every human being is respected and considered
worthy of special attention. We take responsibility to behave from a high
level of personal and organizational integrity.
We value knowledge as an essential component critical to our work environment
and to the care we provide.
The expertise and skills of the employees and volunteers making up the
community of Torrance Memorial Medical Center are important in providing
services to our patients/physicians/customers. Our awareness, recognition,
and understanding of individual and situational needs, as well as our
skill in meeting these needs, are vital behaviors. Knowledge is used to
identify and solve problems and to provide services that require developing
new systems and improving established systems and procedures. Informed
decision making and judgment are considered essential in the performance
of each Medical Center employee. We are committed to training, educating,
and cultivating expertise in ourselves to provide quality services.
We value stability as the foundation upon which a viable institution is
maintained for the benefit of the community.
The employees and volunteers of Torrance Memorial Medical Center recognize
the importance of sustaining fiscal responsibility without compromising
quality. The strength to stand and endure is derived from an atmosphere
of responsible, cooperative and innovative effort.
We value community as the interdependent group of diverse people who are
drawn together to provide services at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
The community of Torrance Memorial Medical Center recognizes that our commitment
to our patients and their loved ones, our physicians, the general public
and to each other make Torrance Memorial Medical Center a warm and caring
part of the South Bay/Peninsula community. We share a common value for
the worth of each person and a common goal of providing quality health
care services. We are devoted to a health care team approach in delivering
patient care, offering support and giving positive acknowledgment to every
member of the team. We celebrate each other's victories and mourn
each other's losses. We recognize that our combined efforts are greater
than the sum of the parts.