We are Safer Together

Thanks to our South Bay community for doing your part. Your efforts have made it possible for us to take the next steps back to health and wellness. Getting the care you need when you need it is essential. Timely treatments, testing and in-person visits offer the highest level of care and success.

Don't put your health on hold. Your safety and well-being are our top priority at all times. Call your doctors and follow up on your regular screenings and treatments.

How We Are Keeping You Safe

  • Mandatory Daily Screening and Temperature Checks – Every person who enters our facility goes through a daily screening and temperature check.
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Each staff member on a patient’s care team has the proper PPE to ensure patient and staff safety. We have ample supply of all the necessary PPE required for any medical or surgical need.
  • Isolation of COVID Patients – We have implemented strict isolation practices to separate COVID-19 patients from other patients in our care.
  • Extensive Training -- Our physicians, nurses and ancillary care team members have clinical training and experience in infectious disease prevention and follow strict protocols for maintaining a safe patient environment.
  • No Visitor Policy – In accordance with CDC guidelines to protect our patients and staff, no visitors will be allowed in any inpatient areas until further notice with the exceptions below:
    • Pediatrics and NICU: One parent/guardian per patient at a time will be allowed after screening.
    • Labor and Delivery: One visitor per patient at a time will be allowed after screening.
    • Compassionate Care: Visitors may be allowed at the discretion of our care teams. Limited to no more than two visitors at a time.
  • Infection Prevention Distancing – We have implemented many physical distancing measures throughout the hospital and our physician offices.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance – Torrance Memorial follows CDC protocols for cleaning and disinfecting all patient and treatment areas. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between patients.

An Important Message from Emergency Physician, Dr. Gray


Elective Surgeries and Screening Exams

Through careful planning and guidance from our infectious disease specialists and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Torrance Memorial is planning to expand the number of surgical patients starting the week of May 4.

Proceduralists across many departments including the operating room, GI lab, cath lab, bronchoscopy suite and interventional radiology are reviewing their backlog of cases to identify the most urgent cases for rescheduling in the coming weeks. To support these cases, we will also begin to expand ancillary services, such as laboratory and imaging (MRI, CT, ultrasound and radiology).

It is very important to us that all patients feel comfortable and safe while accessing the health services and care Torrance Memorial provides. We will continue with all the safety measures implemented over the past several weeks. Additional steps to ensure patient safety include testing patients for COVID prior to surgery and infectious prevention distancing will be added to our patient care protocols.


Off-Campus Lab Station

Torrance Memorial will be offering limited testing to ONLY those patients with a Torrance Memorial physician order and a scheduled appointment.

Patients without an order form from a Torrance Memorial physician and confirmed appointment will not be tested at this location. To obtain a medical screening to determine if testing is required, please contact your primary care provider. If patients have questions pertaining to testing, they can call our COVID Health Line at 310-891-6717.

As things change, we will be sure to keep our staff, patients and community updated. Please visit the Los Angeles Department of Health and CDC for recommendations for home isolation.

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