Our Nursing Mission & Vision
Torrance Memorial Nursing consistently provides compassionate care through
exemplary professional practice. We partner with patients, families, physicians
and the entire healthcare team to optimize outcomes, and exceed expectations
while supporting our community across the continuum of care.
The vision of the Nursing Team at Torrance Memorial Medical Center is to
be a beacon of nursing excellence.
Magnet Designation® is the highest and most prestigious credential
a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality
patient care. Torrance Memorial Medical Center achieved this high honor
in December 2011, becoming the first Magnet-designated health care organization
in the South Bay area. Torrance Memorial re-designated in 2016.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center will submit our application for a third
designation on August 1, 2020. Maricarmen Luhrsen, RN, MSN, NE-BC, will
begin recruiting Magnet Champions in June 2020.
Magnet® is truly a journey and as the standards continue to raise the
bar for nursing excellence, Torrance Memorial nurses will continue to
demonstrate their commitment to excellence while raising the bar to Magnet
Transformational leaders at Torrance Memorial can be found at all levels
of nursing. From the boardroom to the bedside, nurses lead our strategic
and quality plans for nursing services throughout our organization.
The transformational Chief Nursing Officer, Mary Wright, RN, MSN, CENL
and Vice President of Nursing, Shanna Hall, RN, MBA, BSN, NEA-BC have
been a dynamic team in 2019 to communicate expectations, develop leaders
and evolve the organization to meet current and anticipated needs and
strategic priorities. They have provided seamless stability and support
for the entire division of nursing through the retirement of two CNOs
in the past four years. The leadership in 2019 has led to several successes
for the division of nursing.
The Quality Caring Model
The Quality Caring Model© provides a framework for nursing that resonates
with professional nurses at Torrance Memorial. The model is readily applicable
in our daily practice.
The Quality Caring Model was adopted at Torrance Memorial in 2009 by all
professional disciplines in the organization. At the center of the model
are the relationships nurses share with the patient and family, the entire
healthcare team, and other nurses. Surrounding the center of caring are
eight caring factors. The belief is that if the eight caring factors are
consistently applied to the care being delivered, the immediate outcome
is that the patient feels cared for by nurses.