Spring- Karl B. McMillen donates $5.3 million to Torrance Memorial to establish the Thelma McMillen Center for Dependency, a comprehensive outpatient program to treat patients who suffer from alochol and drug addictions.

Summer- Torrance Memorial Medical Center is selected as one of the Top 100 U.S. Hospitals for Cardiovascular Services in the nation.

Fall- Construction begins for the West Campus Tower.

Winter- Torrance Memorial Medical Center honors 30 years of burn care.


Summer- Torrance Memorial gets the highly advanced intensity modulated radiation (IMRT), which substantially reduces risk to normal tissues when receiving chemotherapy.

Winter- After more than 2 years in the making, the new 95,000 square foot West Tower is completed.


Spring- Phase I of the Family Birth Center is completed.

Summer- Torrance Memorial honored in being named among the Top 100 U.S. Hospitals for the fourth time.

Fall- Torrance Memorial is ranked among the best in California for heart surgery mortality rates.

Winter- Torrance Memorial honored as "South Bay's Best Medical Facility" in the Daily Breeze reader's poll.


Summer- Craig Leach is named as president and CEO of Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Minimally-invansive techniques are developed to remove fibroid tumors.

Fall- The Da Vinci surgical system is introduced at Torrance Memorial, using advanced robotics and special 3-D imaging to transform a surgeon's hands and fingers in highly maneuverable instruments for minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Winter- Torrance Memorial honored at South Bay's Best Hospital in the Daily Breeze reader's poll. The Vasek Polak Research Program is offically designated as a clinical research network by the IECRN, charting new directions for accelerating medical discoveries.


Spring- Public lauch of a $75 million Capital Campaign while the Growing for Our Community campaign totals more than $42 million in fundraising. Richard and Melanie Lundquist announce a $13 million gift, the largest donation in Torrance Memorial's history.

Summer- Torrance Memorial is the first hospital in the South Bay to receive certification as an approved STEMI center, allowing them to accept patients with a particularly dangerous type of heart attack. Lifeline, a 24-hour emergency response system, is added to Torrance Memorial's services.

Fall- Torrance Memorial unveils its state-of-the-art surgical suite, promoted as the most advanced endovascular suite in the country.

Winter- Announcement of a new 2,000 square foot breast diagnositc center at the Peninsula Center in Rolling Hills Estates.


Fall- The Lemkin Pavilion is opened and the Endoscopy Center expanded. Plans to open up a 370,000 sqaure foot Hospital of Tomorrow is announced.

Winter- A key feature in preventing infection, the laminar flow air-handling system, is installed in the 5 new surgical suites. Torrance Memorial is recognized by the American Heart Association with a Get With the Guidelines 2008 Silver Performance Award for improving the health of patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease.


Spring- The 25th Annual Holiday Festival raises a record-smashing $3.2 million for the planned new main tower. The Polak Charitable Foundation donates $1.5 million for a new and more comfortable MRI machine.

Winter- Torrance Memorial is certified by the Joint Commission as a primary stroke center, giving the medical center our first disease-specific certification. The Polak Breast Diagnostic center receives the highest national honor in being named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.


Fall- Broke ground on construction of the new Main Tower to be completed by 2015.


Spring- The 27th Annual Holiday Festival raises more than $2.8 million for the new main tower. New discovery finds that therpeutic hypnothermia helps minimize collateral damage after cardiac arrest.


Summer- Completed the Torrance Memorial Specialty Center.

Launched the Torrance Memorial Physician Network. Created TMIP (a new Accountable Care Organization) in conjunction with over 400 Torrance Memorial physicians.


Through the efforts of the Foundation, collected over $9.1 million in cash and executed new pledges in the amount of $52.1 million.

Completed construction of the new employee parking facility at the "Honeywell property."


Named as one of the Top 25 Hospitals in California by U.S. News and world Report.

Expanded the Lab Outreach Program to over 45 million in collections, 60,000 patients and 5 lab draw sites.

Summer- Opened the Hermosa Beach medical office site. Opened a new state-of-the-art Radiation/Oncology Center.

Fall- Opened the new Lundquist Tower in November 2014- Received LABJ Top Medical Building in L.A. County Award.