Effective November 26, 2020

In accordance with the CDC, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health and our Infection Prevention specialists, we have updated our visitor restriction guidelines. Thank you for your support of the new measures we are taking to keep our staff and patients safe.

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the upwards trends of COVID-19 cases in the community and recommendations from LA County health officials, we are taking extra steps to protect our patients and staff and will once again restrict in-person inpatient visitation starting November 26, 2020.

Torrance Memorial is prepared for a possible increase in patient volumes. Our staff has proper PPE and have adopted effective safety measures and protocols to care for both our COVID and non-COVID patients.

Thank you for your support and understanding of the enhanced measures we are taking to keep our staff and patients safe.

Inpatient Areas

  • Intensive, Progressive and Medical/Surgical Units – No visitors.
  • Transitional Care Unit – No visitors.
  • Maternity Units – One support person, 24 hours a day, per stay.
    • Doulas - Maternity patients may also choose to use a certified trained doula in addition to the one support person. Prior arrangements for doula to be present must be made with the Labor & Delivery lead nurse and doula must comply with PPE and Infection Prevention guidelines. Doula must not be caring for any sick contacts in their practice. Doula must leave facility after delivery.
  • Pediatrics & NICU – Two parents/guardians 24 hours a day; may visit at the same time.
  • Compassionate Care Patients who do not have or are not suspected of COVID-19 – Up to two visitors, 24 hours a day.

Additional Inpatient Area Considerations

  • All unit, procedural and surgical waiting rooms will remain closed.
  • Approved visitors must pass a health screening and temperature scan to receive their visitor pass from security which must be displayed at all times.
  • Approved visitors must wear a mask at all times, practice social distancing and sanitize/wash hands frequently.

Outpatient Areas

  • Emergency Department – No visitors will be allowed unless patient is under the age of 18 or the patient requires special assistance.
  • All Other Outpatient Areas – No visitors will be allowed unless patient is under the age of 18 or the patient requires special assistance in the following areas:
    • Outpatient Surgery
    • Hunt Cancer Center
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Radiology and Imaging
    • Laboratory and Blood Draw
    • Rehabilitation, Infusion and Ambulatory Care
    • Endoscopy, GI Lab, and Nuclear Medicine
    • Doctor Appointments and Urgent Care Centers

As we know, this situation can change quickly. We are prepared for an increase in patient volume and if necessary will adapt the visitor policy to meet future demands.


General Campus Information

Temporary Entrance Closures

In order to best maintain restricted access to visitors, the following measures will be implemented:

  • All visitors, with the exception of Radiation Oncology, will need to enter through the Lundquist Tower Main Lobby South Door.
  • All inpatient and outpatient discharges will occur at the Lundquist Tower Main Lobby North Door (Lomita Blvd. - near flagpole).
    • To coordinate patient pick-up, please call 310-325-9110 ext. 31800.
  • West Discharge entrance will be closed.
  • West Tower will be staffed by a screener and remain open Monday - Friday from 5 AM - 5 PM.

Cafeterias

  • All of the hospital’s dining facilities are open. All guests must wear a mask, have a visible hospital ID or Visitor badge and maintain appropriate physical distancing guidelines. Cashless methods of payment are preferred. Indoor seating is available in both Yang Café and Helena’s Bistro at 50% of normal seating capacity. Each table has a 2-guest maximum seating capacity.
  • Additional outdoor seating is available on the Yang Café patio and on the patio outside Jared’s Employee Lounge on the second floor of the Central Tower.
  • The café’s offer a variety of quick-serve and ‘grab & go’ meal offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Self-serve food items and beverages have been eliminated. Personal/re-usable beverage cups cannot be used.

Patient Food Services

  • To minimize the transmission of COVID-19 and potential food contamination, we are not allowing patients to receive food from outside sources (e.g. homemade or restaurant prepared food) with the exception of Maternal and Child Health Services. Food services can be contacted if special patient needs arise.

Valet

  • Until further notice, valet services in the main parking structure will be suspended. Self-parking still available for patients. See Map.

Gift Shop

  • The Auxiliary’s Gift Shop in Lundquist Tower will limit hours to Monday-Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm, Sunday 12:00-4:00pm for the next two weeks.

Pet Visitation & Eucharistic Ministry

  • Pet Visitation and Eucharistic Ministry volunteer visits are suspended until further notice.

Community Events, Lectures, Classes & Support Groups

  • All planned community events, lectures, classes and support groups are canceled until further notice.

Vendors

  • Vendors who do not provide direct healthcare services to patients will not be allowed to visit any clinical facility. Vendors who are engaged in other activities are encouraged to meet with respective staff via telecommunication. All vendors will be screened at designated entry points, including the Emergency Department.