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
The Torrance Memorial Infection Prevention Department can be reached at
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
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
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.
Should I Be Tested for Antibodies?