The care and services that we provide at the Hunt Cancer Institute are
guided by a highly specific vision and a focused mission. Crafted collaboratively
by our hospital leadership, oncology physicians and other cancer treatment
specialists, our vision and mission statements keep us focused on our
own high standards while also providing information to our community about
the kind of treatment you can expect.
Our Vision Statement
At Torrance Memorial Medical Center, our goal is to be first in the South
Bay and Peninsula communities in the provision of quality care, patient
service and community support to residents experiencing cancer.
Our Mission Statement
We are here to provide excellent, values-driven care to cancer patients
and their caregivers through:
- Provision of comprehensive, ethical, quality of care throughout the entire
continuum of cancer care to maximize quality of life
- Respect for individuals and family values
- Provision of current and effective medical technologies
- Compassion for patients, caregivers and health care providers
- Collaboration with partners to provide continuity of care and access to
cancer clinical trials
- Stewardship of resources and partnering with community agencies
Endowment: Donald and Priscilla Hunt
During Holiday Festival Night 2011, Torrance Memorial was pleased to announce
a donation of $11.5 million from Donald Hunt and his wife, Priscilla.
In recognition of the Hunt's generosity, the Donald and Priscilla
Hunt Cancer Institute and the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Nuclear Medicine
Center will be named and housed within the new Patient Tower upon its
completion in 2015.
This donation continues the Hunt family tradition of assisting those in
need. As a youth, Donald Hunt observed his father, a Salvation Army major
and minister, and his mother, a fundraiser for the charitable organization,
assisting those in need in their hometown of Detroit. Donald Hunt is a
child of the Great Depression and the success he achieved through tenacity
and hard work has never been taken for granted. Regarding her husband,
Priscilla Hunt says, "Wealth doesn't mean anything to him; he
is a generous and simple man. His priority has always been to put food
on the table of his employees."
Recent stays at Torrance Memorial made the Hunts realize that without good
health, success and wealth hold little meaning. In appreciation for Donald's
good care at Torrance Memorial, the Hunts decided to make their generous
donation. Summing up the reason behind their support of Torrance Memorial,
Priscilla states, "The new Patient Tower will be a really great addition
to the South Bay that will enrich the health and well-being for all walks
of life in this community for decades to come. It feels good to give.
We're very proud to be a part of this endeavor."
Make a Donation
The Hunt Cancer Institute provides a wide variety of reduced cost and free
care and services to the community including education, printed materials
and supportive services. To
make a donation to the Cancer Institute, contact the
Torrance Memorial Foundation.